Wandering and Wellness: Thoughts on Pattern Interruption

Wandering and Wellness: Thoughts on Pattern Interruption

We should take wandering outdoor walks, so that the mind might be nourished and refreshed by the open air and deep breathing. The quote (Seneca, On Tranquility of Mind, 17.8), above, is part of the daily meditation for June 21st from The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations...
The Job Security Myth—And Financial Independence For Everyone

The Job Security Myth—And Financial Independence For Everyone

I haven’t had a job in more than thirteen years, and I couldn’t be happier—or feel more secure. While people far and wide, from one end of the political spectrum to the other, worry about who will create jobs and whose fault it is that there are few choice...
Thoughts on Solitude & Loneliness

Thoughts on Solitude & Loneliness

This passage from Olivia Lang’s book The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone, has me thinking about my relationship to loneliness and being alone: Loneliness is difficult to confess; difficult too to categorise. Like depression, a state with which it...
When Everything Goes Wrong: Travel Edition

When Everything Goes Wrong: Travel Edition

I recently returned from three weeks of travel in Europe. Except for a few days of travel in London (during the worst storm EVER) and  24-hours in Brussels, I spent most of my time in and around Lisbon. For those who haven’t been, or who wonder, “why Lisbon” here are...
Walking Away From Social Media

Walking Away From Social Media

This month I’m walking away from social media. I’ll be deleting my profiles (Twitter and Instagram) and reclaiming my time and attention. In 2016 I left Facebook and never looked back. Nothing horrible happened. I still have friends (I found out who my real friends...
My Quest For Financial Freedom

My Quest For Financial Freedom

I’m an old skool frugalist on a quest to reach financial freedom. Although I’m frugal, I’m not cheap—quite the contrary. I have a refined palate with a taste for quality, but I don’t need nor want lots of things, just a few select well-made, beautiful items that...