Mirrors and Necklaces

Remember the stories of American natives, giving away their treasures to the conquerers that had arrived to colonize them? Unassuming of what was coming, many Indians were happy to trade their gold, their cities, and ultimately their sovereignty for mirrors and necklaces. And every school kid is astonished to hear about people exchanging their highest… Continue reading Mirrors and Necklaces

Balance

“Live your dreams” is one of those phrases. One of those phrases that seemed light, easy, and motivating a long time ago, but then were so overused that they lost their appeal. First, there were our parents telling us that “we could make it” if we really wanted. They had all good intentions, but then… Continue reading Balance

Towards Ethical Lifestyle Design

“People who avoid all criticism fail. It’s destructive criticism we need to avoid, not criticism in all forms.” (Timothy Ferriss) Should lifestyle designers be better people? When reading the recent discussion on the topic over at Beyond Growth (1, 2), one could reach the conclusion that this indeed should be the case. And, honestly, why… Continue reading Towards Ethical Lifestyle Design