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Is Emotional Intelligence the Secret to Happiness and Success?

“In a high-IQ job pool, soft skills like discipline, drive and empathy mark those who emerge as outstanding.”  — DANIEL GOLEMAN, Author, Emotional Intelligence, Why it Can Matter More than IQ We live in a world that worships beauty, celebrity, athletic prowess, and graduate degrees in hard skills – such as math, medicine, computer programming, […]

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July 8, 2021

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The Elegance of Slow

I’m not certain where the obsession with fast began, but somewhere along the way our society decided that being busy was a status symbol, or perhaps a solution for something that we didn’t even know was a problem. After all, if we’re needed in eleven different places at once, then we must be important, and […]

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July 7, 2021

Embracing a Slow Lifestyle - Philosophy of Leisure

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Embracing a Leisurely Lifestyle in Practice

As we’ve detailed in a post about our philosophy here, our ethos is largely centered around the notion of leisure and embracing a lifestyle of a slower, gentler footprint, and also a mindset of ease and equanimity. It values craftsman, artisanal practices over fast, mass-produced goods, with the phrase “buy less, choose well, make it […]

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July 1, 2021

Embracing a Slow Lifestyle - Philosophy of Leisure

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Embracing a Leisurely Lifestyle in Practice

As we’ve detailed in a post about our philosophy here, our ethos is largely centered around the notion of leisure and embracing a lifestyle of a slower, gentler footprint, and also a mindset of ease and equanimity. It values craftsman, artisanal practices over fast, mass-produced goods, with the phrase “buy less, choose well, make it […]

July 1, 2021

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A Whole Year
of Lovely

Somewhere along the way our society decided that being busy was a status symbol. Fast is addictive and the illusion of busy fools even the most well-lived among us. Yet slow helps us think more clearly, consume more wisely, succeed more easily, connect more deeply, and experience more causeless joy. It's about having the luxury to take the time when we want to, and the ability to be present and at ease - wherever we are. 

Five Prompts for a Lovelier and Less Hurried Life