Posts tagged: slow living

SIMPLE, NATURAL FESTIVE TABLE DECOR IN GREEN AND COPPER

simple natural green and copper festive table decor

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CULTIVATING AN APPRECIATION FOR THE JOURNEY

cultivating an appreciation for the journey

Navigating modern life, with all of its complexities, is not always easy. Modern day living demands a lot form us, often at a pace that can feel unsustainable and hard to keep up with. One of the challenges of our time is that our current culture often seems to assess our value as people through the amount of measurable success we have had in areas deemed worthy of admiration: money, prestige and fame, career. And while many of these achievements can be important contributors to thriving, they are but a small fraction of the abundance of diverse ways human beings can lead fulfilling lives...

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CAN DESIGN ENHANCE THE WAY WE LIVE?

Can design improve the way we live

There are ways of looking at design that can make it feel somewhat frivolous. Aesthetic concerns are, after all, a luxury not granted to all. But the more in-depth we explore this subject the more the evidence seems to suggest that beyond the mere impact of aesthetics, design can impact how we feel and what we do...

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BECOMING MINDFUL CURATORS OF WHAT WE CONSUME

becoming mindful of what we consume

Our modern, busy lives demand so much from us. In the rush of living, one of the kindest things we can do for ourselves is to allow ourselves a little time to slow. Slowing is not just about the pace of living, nor is it necessarily about relaxing or doing less. Instead, a slower approach to daily life is about allowing ourselves a little more time to pursue those things that feed our souls...

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HOW TO CREATE A HOME WE WILL FEEL CONTENTED IN FOR LONGER

Where to start when redecorating to create a home we will feel contented in for longer
Designing and creating our own space is a wonderful project. But it can also feel like a daunting challenge on a scale beyond many other things we tend to embark on. One of the first challenges many of us will face is simply knowing where to start. To lend a helping hand, we’ve put together a guide of things to consider if you are about to, or are thinking about, renovating or redecorating your home.

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FINDING TIME TO FEED OUR SOULS

Finding Time to Feed our Souls

There is a tension within modern Western culture between the hurried, busy state of the realities of modern life and the slow, meaningful pursuit of the experiences and knowledge that add up to a life well lived. Western culture values achievement: moving forward in measurable increments, tirelessly smashing goals then setting new ones, diligently striving for more. More money, more power, more recognition, more degrees on our wall. But so much of what we value in life is difficult, if not impossible to achieve within the restrictive confines of the desire to produce more, quickly. But things of value take time…

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