WARNING: LIVING IN THE MODERN WORLD IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH. Twenty-first century living should come with a government health warning. Published research that has analysed the way we live in the western world highlights the hidden dangers in the lifestyle that we take for granted. The sedentary life of the couch potato. Junk food. … Continue reading Minimalism: So, you want to save the world?
Simply giving employees a sense of agency - a feeling that they are in control, that they have genuine decision-making authority - can radically increase how much energy and focus they bring to their jobs. Charles Duhigg We all have periods when the world seems to get a way from us. Too much to do: … Continue reading A Sense of Agency: Feeling in Control.
As ever, the Dalai Lama can be relied upon to get straight to the heart of any problem. Our materialistic, consumer economy is driven by the need to keep selling things to people who do not really need them. Where objects have become more important than people. The advertising industry sells us shiny toys based … Continue reading 7 useful quotes about minimalism.
Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I find it a cause for sadness that we live in an age where the West has become wealthier than ever, and status is afforded to the owners of the shiniest bling, or … Continue reading Living Deliberately: using reverie to reflect who we want to be.
I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.” Hermann Hesse When we listen to the best Jazz musicians play, we are often struck by their seemingly effortless ability to improvise and create fresh, new … Continue reading The Minimalist Mind in action: Improvising our way through life.
Walking for mental clarity
The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less. Attributed to Socrates. There is a lot of chatter on the internet about what it is to be a minimalist and what constitutes a "genuine" minimalist lifestyle. Some of the posts and tweets seem to … Continue reading Living deliberately: where do we start?