J. M. W. Turner, 1842, Snow Storm
Circumstance, Mind

A Change of Plan

So, there has been a change of plan. The challenge presented to us time and time again, is to maintain balance. With quotes from Longfellow, Aurelius & more.

Enoch Wood Perry, 1872, Talking It Over, Met Museum
Meaning, Mind

What Are You Saying?

Paying attention to what we say allows us to gain insight and promote change through our speech. With quotes from Heschel, Orwell & Eadie.

Mind, Virtue

Don’t Fear Being Foolish

We’re constantly concerned with how other people view us and the general state of our regality. Why are we so scared of appearing foolish? With quotes from Wilde & more

Edward Moran, 1893, Life Saving Patrol
Circumstance, Mind

There Is Something You Can Do

What can we do on the days when we can’t get a handle on negative emotions? Sometimes, the best we can hope for, is not to ruin another person’s day. With quotes from Malik, Aurelius & more.

Jules Bastien-Lepage,1873, Diogenes
Mind

The Cowardly Cynic

Are the cynics of the world bold realisers of truth? Or do they actually just lack the real courage it takes to have hope? With quotes from Wilde & more.

Vincent van Gogh, 1890, Prisoners' Round
Mind, Virtue

We Choose Behaviour that Benefits Us

You often hear people say things like ‘I’ve always been a passive person, it’s just who I am’, as though they are prisoners to their personality. But what if we participate in inadequate behaviour, in truth, because it benefits us in a way we don’t care to admit? Quotes from Walser & more.

Walter Firle, 1929, The Fairy Tale
Meaning, Mind

Don’t Like Reading? Do It Anyway

Why should we read, even if we don’t particularly like it? Similar to physical exercise, reading is useful and necessary because of what it gives us and what it takes for us to participate. With quotes from Voltaire, Johnson & more

Honoré Daumie, 2nd third of 19th century, The Painter
Meaning, Mind

Creativity for the Cautious

Creativity isn’t something everyone engages with; usually because we’re afraid of doing it wrong. With quotes from Carter, Nietzsche & more.