I recently caught the story of Ursula Populoh, a fibers-enthusiast who has begun an undergraduate course in Fiber Arts at the age of 70 at The Maryland Institute College of Art, Mrs. Populoh grew up in Germany during the aftermath of the Second World War, and after emigrating to America, she focused on running a business and raising a family, not having the opportunity to pursue secondary education until recently. From an interview in Juxtapositions: “We walked by a studio, and I […]
Jack Cheng, a Shanghai-born, U.S.-based writer, has recently published an article on ‘The Slow Web,’ a movement aimed at cultivating a more mindful relationship with the Internet and digital technologies. “..Timeliness. Rhythm. Moderation. These things dovetail into what I consider the biggest difference between ‘Slow Web’ and ‘Fast Web’. Fast Web is about information. Slow Web is about knowledge. Information passes through you; knowledge dissolves into you.” One of the outcomes of a regular mindfulness practice is the ability to more […]
Paula Kuitenbrouwer keeps a lovely online portfolio and shop of “Mindful Drawings.” Most masterful artists would likely have developed a refined quality of mindfulness, but Paula’s work breathes from a deep and clearly-articulated intention to work from a place of mindfulness. “I carefully prepare my drawing session by laying out all the tools. I think long about what I want, and I pay attention to the composition. I also do research, because I like to know what I am drawing. […]
“I meditate. I don’t look at my mobile device. The greatest days are where I take the time to be silent.” – Oprah Winfrey via Third Metric // Third Metric is redefining success beyond money and power, to include well-being, wisdom, wonder and our ability to make a difference in the world.
Zen Habits author Leo Babauta has embarked on a “Year of Living Without” Project. It’s an experiment to fine-tune his lifestyle in order to “Make Room for Life” This approach is in line with how I view a lot of my own Mindful Living practices, and people who know me well might share that I’ll often undertake these kinds of projects as well; sometimes out of curiosity, sometimes out of necessity. For Leo, July was no coffee month and he […]