Live lightly, live better

Simple living, sustainability, musings and more.

25 Ways to turn pallets into unique pieces of furniture

Rockaway Taco, A Selby Film from the selby on Vimeo.

Rockaway Taco, A Selby Film

Beautiful. period.

The Gift Economy with the Karma Kitchen in Berkley

InsideOut Project ›

INSIDE OUT is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Join in, and share your personal story with your community. 

Cut, cut, paste. Today I was working on a scrapbook and came across this quote. 

Ah yes, country roads. This song brings me back to my childhood. I imagine myself running through the tall cornfields of southern Ontario. Getting lost. Getting found. Biting into a juicy fresh peach, swinging on the branches of a Willow tree, and letting the day drift away. 

Blidingsholms Gård, Sweden

This photo was taken during an exercise in ‘deep’ listening - part of leadership development during my Master’s. I was lucky enough to sit on the edge of the dock with my dear friend Carlotta. Listening to her italian accent roll off her tongue, speaking about tales of love, made the time oh so enjoyable.

What exactly is ‘deep’ listening? It is being in the present moment and listening to others with an open mind, and an open heart. It is letting go of judgement. It is also listening intentionally to your inner voice. Each day I take time to ask myself a few questions:

  • What makes me come alive?
  • What do I need to do today to feel my best?
  • What can I do to give back and help others? 

Shhh. Silence speaks volumes. Lean in and listen, you may be surprised what happens.

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.

Hans Hoffman