Simplicity far from the city. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Henry David Thoreau was one of the first minimalists, or at least the first to write about minimalism. Walden was written to document his experience building a house and living in the woods so he could spend time reading, thinking, writing and reconnecting with nature (and himself). It’s an influential one for me and also happens to be one of the books I’ll be discussing & reviewing on my website flaneurlife.com.
I spent a few days last week with my brother, dad and childhood friend in this simple cabin in the forest where we spent our time fishing, hiking and exploring nature. It was a great way to unplug and reset. This used to be a regular thing for us, so I’m really glad we made it happen after a number of years.
As Thoreau says himself in the book, “Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.”
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There’s something about this photo that has always appealed to me. It was taken last summer at Manchester Museum. I’m not sure if it’s the light or the feeling of simplicity and uncluttered space that speaks to me. Or maybe it’s the fact that it’s a rare moment of stillness for this young man 😂. My brain is feeling decidedly the opposite of how this photo feels at the moment, so there’s no podcast this week. It’ll be back for the last episode of the season though next Wednesday - it’s a good ‘un so trust me, worth waiting for 😉
can't imagine a skin care routine without @sarishabeauty anymore 🌿 already placed my order for their new green godess glow oil and can't wait to try it out✨ if you are in Toronto on June first you should definitely come to the second @thesarishacircle event! link to the tickets is in my bio🔗
My favourite picture from Bornholm trip. Something magical about sandy beaches on a rainy day, even though the after effect was far from pleasant (a.k.a wet sand all over the clothes and shoes 😂).
Wishing to visit this #dueoddestrand sandy beach on summer time 🤞#islandlife
I'm a bit under the weather after coming back from Sacramento for my first out-of-town leg of the book tour, but am taking some time off to recuperate and get myself back up on my feet. As a content creator, there often comes an unhealthy pressure of cranking out content like a machine, but I've learned that in order to be sustainable long term, it's important to rest.
I do my best to upload videos and new posts on a bi-weekly basis but I'm a week behind with this cold. So bear with me as there will be a new post coming next week instead of this week, and check out my recently announced event happening in Long Beach with @byolongbeach and a kid-friendly event at Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library which are shared in my stories!
I could speak more on the topic of self-care but I'll leave it here for now. Take care of yourselves as well - these days, everyone could use a bit more rest. (: