Caspar David Friedrich, 1825, Woman with a candlestick
Meaning, Mind

Making Self-Care More than a Buzzword

In recent times, self-care has become a popular phrase endorsed by many in the media. How helpful is the advice being offered? With quotes from Wordsworth, Eliot & more

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.

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

Piero del Pollaiolo, 1469/70, Prudence
Exploring Philosophy, Virtue

Introducing Prudence

Prudence isn’t something we hear much about these days. When we do, it’s usually loosely associated with cautiousness- hardly a virtue. Why then, was it believed to be a cardinal virtue for all those centuries? Quotes from Aesop, Eliot, Cicero & more.