Wabi-sabi

Wabi-sabi

Wabi-sabi is a Japanese aesthetic concept that finds beauty in imperfection and the universe’s natural cycle of growth, decay, and death. Practicing wabi-sabi means eschewing the unnecessary, getting rid of the clutter, and valuing authenticity above all else....
Quitting Is Underrated

Quitting Is Underrated

We don’t have to spend much time among our friends or on social media to run across the never-give-up, quitting-is-for-losers, in-it-to win-it ethos. There’s a whole socially acceptable narrative built around the concept that we must keep pushing no matter what. It’s...
We’re Never Ready

We’re Never Ready

Oh sure, maybe we’re ready for the easy stuff. Ready to leave for work, make dinner, hop in a Lyft, do the laundry, pay the credit card bill. But the work that matters, that enlivens the spirit, that changes us, our tribes, and the world around us? That’s a whole...
The Upside Of Denial

The Upside Of Denial

Is there any? If your experience is anything like mine, you know how seductive denial can be. Denial is the temptress that helps us avoid pain. Denial keeps us in our comfort zone like a warm bath at the end of a long day. Denial creates the sense that defending the...