Modern Challenges of Slow Parenting

[speaking from the modern parents point of view...] "We're all so terrified of boredom now. For all of human history when a child came to a parent and said 'I'm bored' that was the child's problem... Now, a child comes to a parent and says 'I'm bored' and it's the parents fault! You feel, Oh …

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” — Maya Angelou

I love this quote from Maya Angelou because it reminds me that everyone is on a different point in their own unique journey. ... but sometimes I still think some people are just trying to piss me off! 😉

3 Keys to Happiness

We all lead very busy lives. And the modern world can very easily swallow us up. If you don't take control of your life, your life will control you. Following are three keys that I use to maintain a happy, healthy lifestyle. 1: Live MindfullyMindfulness, for me, is about intention. Take the time to contemplate what …

What FIRE Bloggers Owe Readers // A Blogging Manifesto | Our Next Life

Thanks to Tanja from Our Next Life for calling us on our own privilege blind spots! What FIRE Bloggers Owe Readers // A Blogging Manifesto | Our Next Life — Read on

“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the playitsafers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” – Cecil Beaton.


“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” –William James

Inspirational Quote of the Day If you can figure out your Why (why are you here? What are you here to accomplish?), then you will have all the motivation you need to breakthrough any challenges and achieve your goals. I'm not sure I have figured it out just yet, but I believe my Why will …

The Holidays and Mindful Consumerism

The holidays should not be about indulgent consumerism. If you ask someone what the holidays are all about, you hear words like "family", "friends", "loved ones", "gathering" and "sharing". But if you watch people's actions, you often see something very different... you see people clamoring for Black Friday "bargains", credit card balances skyrocketing, and a …

Thoughts On… Size Matters – When Do I Get The Manual?

How travelling changed me – ____Veggie Travelling Teacher

I believe people "make of it [traveling] what they will." If you do it with an open mind, be open to new experiences, ways of doing things and leave your judgement and preconceived notions behind, then the potential for personal growth is endless.