3 Tips That Got Me Through My Studio Cleanup

For two whole years, my studio has been a disaster. Even after I unpacked, there were bins, boxes, and bags all over the room. While there have been plenty of distractions, I finally realized what was really keeping things so messy and unsettled: perfectionism.

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Pandemic: An Introvert’s Paradise? Not For Me.

I am astonished to discover how badly coronavirus mitigation practices have disrupted my life. In a way, things do not … More Pandemic: An Introvert’s Paradise? Not For Me.

Nature Journaling: How Doing Less Can Lead to More

In my struggle to do more nature journaling, I got some help from a recent episode of The Nature Journal Show by Marley Peifer on burnout. While I’m not burnt out, his advice helps make nature journaling both fun and easy to do. In fact, you can apply most of his advice to any creative activity you enjoy. Two of the eight tips in his 15-minute video have already helped me.

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Want to Be Happier? Talk to Strangers

I’ve been listening to a fascinating podcast called The Happiness Lab by Dr. Laurie Santos. She is a professor of Psychology at Yale University and a great story teller. Based on scientific findings, her show focuses on some of the more surprising and counter intuitive facts about happiness. We may think we know what will make us happy, but we are often wrong.

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Resist Insidious Virtue and Live

I didn’t post on Wednesday for a reason. After three days of doing paperwork for taxes, I found myself unable to settle down and follow my usual routine. Even though I had a draft to work with, I didn’t do the research or find the photos for the blog post I thought I’d put up yesterday. Instead, I played hooky.

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