https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9Trdafp83U I just watched Emily Esfahani Smith's lovely TED Talk on how we can all live more meaningful lives (I cried a little). Emily says there are 'four pillars' on which a life of meaning is built: belonging; purpose; transcendence; and storytelling. Belonging This is kind of self explanatory I think. We gain meaning in our lives… Continue reading The story of me
I found this list on lifehack.org today. In the main, I think it is an excellent list and I already do almost everything on there. However, I very much disagree with number 7: "Stop watching TV". Obviously you shouldn't watch shit tv. That's fair enough. Don't watch trashy, mind-numbing, negative crap. That'll rot your brain for sure. But,… Continue reading Self improvement through telly
My house looks AMAZING right now! It's still odd, partially decorated and slightly shabby but it's almost entirely tidy and uncluttered. I consider that a personal victory. For years I suffered from clinical depression. As I struggled daily with the demon who moved into my brain and wanted to kill me, things like housework seemed even less… Continue reading A tidy mind
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de6uTMEiZf0 Not much going on today... so here are some sea otters because they are glorious...
I saved another bee today... I hope. Walking down the High Street I noticed the poor wee thing sitting on the pavement. She was outside a tartan-tat shop with ugly plastic roses at the door. I guessed she'd wasted energy trying to harvest those faux-flowers. Anyway, at first I sadly passed her by since I… Continue reading #30DaysWild – To the rescue!