1. LIVING AN INSPIRING LIFE: I loved Davina’s post on 5 Ways To Start The Day Off Right. When I read it I thought, “Hey! That’s my morning routine!!” So pretty much I want to give her a virtual high five and add my own testimonial to the sacredness of having an inspiring morning ritual. My life changed from the moment I committed to waking up before the rest of the family and giving myself a good hour or two to myself to do all these centering activities. It’s the only way that I stay sane, happy, and feel in control of my day.
2. MINIMALISM. Have you heard of it? Or am I the last one to know about anything? I just discovered this blog and felt like I could write a symphony from the way it made my heart leap with joy. You see, I think I’ve been a wannabe minimalist my whole life, but now I have a name for it. My deepest desire in life is to just live simply. To live rich with experience and joy everyday in the everyday things. This is a great post to get started thinking in this direction, “10/10 Material Possessions Theory”.
3. INSPIRING INTERVIEW: I loved this interview with Dane Sanders and Me Ra Koh, and found it surprisingly refreshing (it really doesn’t talk much about photography, but about life). I treated myself to taking an entire 36 minutes in the middle of an afternoon to listen with my full attention and am delighted that I did. Such an inspiring conversation about how to live our lives as artists who are filling our own cups and making our lifestyle sustainable to positive energy.
4. ORGANIZATION/PRODUCTIVITY. I had a revelation as I read Erin Cobb’s post about how she organizes her time. She said that she never does housework while kids nap, but counts that time as personal time to fill her cup. I just gasped when I read that (I’m a workaholic), and felt an incredible cloud lift from my life. Since reading this post, I’ve spent Buzzy’s “nap time” reading novels, playing the piano, working on fun projects and I seriously think it has made me 100 times happier and more fulfilled. What an incredible middle of the day pick me up! Spending time on yourself! Best tip of my whole week!