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THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE

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When challenged by threatening circumstances, evolution has programmed into us the tendency to want to protect ourselves and our loved ones at any cost. While this is a completely natural reaction, when so many of us begin to feel threatened all at once, we have a duty to work much harder to overcome our natural drivers in the service of a greater good…

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ON THE VIRTUES OF SLOW, CONSIDERED HOMEMAKING

ON THE VIRTUES OF SLOW, CONSIDERED HOMEMAKING

There are many merits to a slow, considered home. Slow, considered choices are choices we are much more likely to be satisfied with. Amid growing environmental concerns, the benefits of staying satisfied with our choices for longer are obvious. But beyond the obvious, very real and very important environmental considerations, there are also emotional benefits to cultivating a slower more considered approach to homemaking...

 

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HOMES THAT REINFORCE OUR VALUES

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The spaces we inhabit and the objects we fill those spaces with, tell a story whether we intend them to or not. These stories matter, not because of what they signal to others but because of what they signal to us. Only when the designs of our interiors are created in line with what we value most and when they facilitate the feelings and activities that nurture our minds and bodies, can our spaces begin to really feel like our home...

 

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THE PRACTICE OF CULTIVATING AUTHENTICITY

THE PRACTICE OF CULTIVATING AUTHENTICITY

An understanding of how to be authentic is not always a given. Modern Western culture praises individuality and authenticity but there is little formal structure in place in our culture and our systems to help individuals to cultivate the ability to listen to their innermost voice. We have an innate desire for authenticity; being connected to ourselves, knowing what we feel, and being able to act on this understanding was a crucial survival mechanism for our ancestors. But cultivating this ability is a practice...

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THIS MOMENT IS ALL THERE EVER IS

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Our attention defines our reality; only that which we attend to has the power to shape our world. What we gift this most precious resource to determines the direction of our unfolding lives and ultimately weaves the fabric of our being...

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THE SLOW APPROACH TO CRAFTING A HOME

 

THE SLOW APPROACH TO CRAFTING A HOME It can be tempting to rush through the process of home-making. Sitting with something unfinished and undone, when we know what it could look or feel like, is difficult. Living in it, even more so. But homes crafted slowly over time, in accordance with the values and rhythms of the people who live within them don’t tend to date in the same way that spaces put together with haste do. For those for whom a slower approach to home-making feels meaningful, we have put together a list of tips that might be helpful in encouraging a slower, more considered approach to home-making. 

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