Some people talk about how finding stillness is more and more difficult in this modern age, where we go go go go go all the time, where a momentary chance for stillness is replaced by checking Facebook on a smartphone, but it’s something we humans have apparently had difficulty with for thousands of years already, even before handheld distractions. I find some comfort in this, honestly, because I’m a doer. I’ve always been a human doing. I was raised by hardworking, blue-collar folks with a hardcore work ethic; I have such difficulty as a human simply being.
Abundant Content is a heart-based business – brains and technical savvy are kind of par for the course, but I’ve found so much here that speaks to who we are as people in this world, too. It’s important to me that my business is run ethically and transparently in all ways, which is why I choose my clients carefully. Articles such as this one can be big bridges for me, especially since I’m fond of reinventing myself whenever life calls for it – it’s a courageous way to live, sure, but it can also bring about deep periods of inertia. Julia Cousens offers some incredibly valuable advice for surviving these periods of feeling like you’re waiting for life to begin. This author’s story is so similar to ours!
Earlier today, I nearly wasted a really long breath on Facebook responding to this article on OZY. Something I’m focusing on this new year, for sure, especially since social media comprises a hefty amount of the client work I do, is learning how to breathe more deeply. And guess what? Deeper breathing is a great source for content (there’s your content-related tip of the day, and now on to the topic at hand):
A set of things can paint a picture, and Christmas eve at our little cabin in the woods can be any number of things – here are 10 of them.
I don’t do the “new year resolutions” business, but I DO do the “starting right now, because I’m inspired by this” thing – and this quote really tells all. Lorna talks about the “radical astrology” of the upcoming year and how it is going to bring us “continuous reality checks”. I’m already getting plenty.
There have been a lot of tragic events recently, enough to convince a person the world gone crazy, for sure. More than usual? Tragedy surrounds us all, though perhaps unsurprisingly, Google’s feeling optimistic.