It doesn’t get much better than traveling the world, for seeing new places, meeting new people and experiencing new things can be one of the greatest joys in living. But for me, I found the most joy in the growth of the self throughout my travels abroad. I realized what drove me wasn’t to see the next great church or museum, but rather to continue to push myself to be better, to be more, to see more and to think deeper. For if you grow as you wander, consciousness and all that is being alive grows, and each moment becomes sweeter, the connection grows stronger, and the meaning digs deeper within you. Let me try and explain…
The Christmas season can be a turbulent time, because the seasons are changing, work schedules ramp up, then relax for a week or so, then it’s back into the grind for another year. Tie in holiday shopping, family planning, in-laws, and feast preparations, it can be much more stressful than it need be, and more negative than positive, which is why so many people admit to being stressed out for the holidays.
It’s easy to buy trinkets, toys and plastic crap that’ll end up in a landfill in a month or two, but for this Christmas, why not think deeper about what you’re giving your loved ones. Because life is so damn short, that what you do in every moment matters, and while sometimes it doesn’t feel like it may matter that much until the moment has slipped away, this is your time to play a big part in your family’s lives, so why half-ass it?
Article written by Leah
Winter is here in all of its freezing pearlescent glory, and with it comes the opportunity to experience the natural sound of Nature, and all of its beauty. Sure, the leaves have changed to yellow, red and brown, crinkled up, dried up and fallen off the trees, and a blanket of white has descended upon the forests, but there is still an intense feeling of belonging that I’d trade for nothing else. With the blankets of snow comes a sense of purity that in today’s modern world is becoming harder and harder to find. And in the winter world of the forest where no other human soul is at that time brings along the silent sound of Nature that few ever hear in their entire lives.
The holiday season is upon us and with nine days left until Christmas, many shoppers are scrambling to fill space beneath the tree and in stockings. Though, it’s easy to lose track of the reason for the season, and easy to buy trinkets, toys and plastic crap that’ll end up in a landfill in a month or two, but for this Christmas, why not think deeper about what you’re giving your loved ones. Because life is so damn short, that what you do in every moment matters, and while sometimes it doesn’t feel like it may matter that much until the moment has slipped away, this is your time to play a big part in your family’s lives, so why half-ass it?
In today’s modern world, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by our daily responsibilities, our jobs, our kids, our chores, and beyond, and as a result of this busy lifestyle, loved ones tend to become neglected and a rift grows where once a deep connection had existed. It’s easy to see why families and friends drift apart, especially when they don’t live very near one another. I’ve traveled the world and when you’re out of sight, your often out of mind, and sometimes once strong relationships suffer for it. But there are ways to combat that from happening, and it starts with communication. Sometimes words are hard, so why not send the gift of image.
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