intentionality

Norwegian Lessons: Koselig

For the past several years the world—or at least the U.S.—has had an obsession with Scandinavia. It started with Sweden—specifically IKEA and minimalist design and fashion. (The latter extends beyond Sweden, of course, but in my mind Sweden was always the capital of the Scandinavian minimalist aesthetic.) Next came Denmark, and specifically the concept of […] Read more…

After the March

One week ago, millions of people around the world gathered to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump.  In the days that followed, my Facebook feed was filled with related messages including pictures from various marches and marchers, calls to make sure that the march becomes a movement, and a disheartening post on why the poster doesn’t support the women’s rights movement (and presumably any one of the dozens of other movements this president has already spawned, but I digress).

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And my word for 2017 is…

Last year at around this time I came across a lot of posts on Instagram about posters’ “word of the year.”  I had never heard of (or paid attention to) the idea but it immediately resonated with me and my word for 2016 was obvious.  My son was born just over a month earlier on Thanksgiving and I’d been reading a lot the prior year about gratitude and its importance for leading a joyful life.  So gratitude became my word and I broke out my little pink journal with the phrase “See Countless Blessings” embossed on the cover intent on doing exactly that—being more cognizant of all the little and not-so-little good fortunes in my life.

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