When life becomes hectic and our mental capacities are stretched thin, we are often told to corral our thoughts, quiet our minds, and retrieve a sense of inner peace. Is it ever really possible to silence our brains during our waking hours?
In this day and age, the common adage is to surround yourself with people you admire. Become their friend, learn their ways, and maybe someday transform into a person as amazing as them. But are we losing out by no longer associating with the people who are right beside us?
In the noises of everyday life, the sounds that our feet make as they contact the floor or ground beneath us are easily lost. What can the sounds of our footsteps remind us of?
Human nature may be trained to banish blank spaces from our existence, but perhaps there’s more to learn from the emptiness in our lives.
Do you find yourself dragging your body out of bed and into work every morning? We suggest a handful of ways to dispel the ho-hum of your weekday morning schedule and to inject some cheer into your first few waking hours.
California’s coastline is a wealth of biodiversity. This past weekend, we took a journey along its length and walked away with an unparalleled experience for the senses.
When a city’s roots trace back centuries, how do modern citizens protect the old and welcome the new?
As a culture, we’ve readily embraced big data and all of the ways it makes our lives easier. But we could be gaining less than we imagine in this relationship. Are we losing pieces of our humanity?
We explore the give-a-little, take-a-little relationship between humans and plants.
So many of the spaces that surround us are given names. These names often dictate the use of a space and signal the right of ownership. His home, her office, the park. What are we really aiming to achieve here?
We consider what it means to make a home and why humans feel such a strong affinity for the places in which they live.
While some people are driven to explore as many different places as possible in a single moment of time, I prefer to explore a single place in as many different moments of time as I can. How else can you see transformation occur?
Like many before us, we take an opportunity to consider the moon: her beauty, her symbolism, and her eternal presence.
Imagination and dreams are powerful things. They let us explore better scenarios, ideal futures, improved lives. What happens when our minds cease to wander?
For centuries, excellent etiquette and social behavior have been valued as a mark of good character, dictating how we act in response to a myriad of situations. We are asked to hide our true colors in order to appear pleasantly agreeable, and to don a set of prescribed traits to obtain success. But what does having the perfect personality actually achieve?
An ode to imagination, unfettered by reality and judgement, free to roam the endless halls of wonder: We think reality needs to make way for imagination every once in awhile to keep our lives interesting.
Many of us know what it is like to own too many things: they stuff our closets, overfill our cupboards, and lurk in the corners of our rooms, discarded and forgotten. While it can be tempting to toss them out to clear up some much-needed space, an argument can also be made for going through our neglected belongings and returning them to regular use in our lives.
If there is one word to categorize the world we live in today, it’s “distraction”. It’s the antithesis of all attempts to be thoughtful and considered. But for many of us, it’s important not to lose site of our goals and intentions.