Category Archives: Conscious Living

Why I Write About Personal Development

Have you ever heard the phrase, “you teach best what you most need to learn”? I’ve been thinking about this concept recently and I came to a realization about why it’s true. In 2010, while living in Hawaii, I taught photography to a local woman. Her original goal, she told me, was to learn to […]

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15 Places to Seek Beauty

A Call to Beauty launched yesterday and we’re already having fun posting our findings on Instagram. It’s not too late to join the course, if you’d like to. In the meantime, today I’m sharing 15 places you can seek beauty in this world, straight from my own Instagram feed: Nature’s flora Nature’s fauna Art Architecture Manmade objects Light Places […]

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10 Ways to Discover Beauty

In recognition of A Call to Beauty launching next week (yay!), today I’d like to share 10 ways to discover beauty in your world. #1. Look for it. The #1 way to discover more beauty in your world is simply to be open to it and conscious of it. There is beauty literally everywhere, if you […]

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When You’re Feeling Stressed or Disconnected

Mr. Watson and I have been contemplating some major life changes. We haven’t made any decisions yet—in fact, we’re still missing some information that will help us make a decision—but our families often ask for updates or advocate for their preferred outcome. We don’t have any answers. Amidst all of that, we’re carrying on with our regular lives. We just […]

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Beauty Surrounds Us

In March 2014, I completed a values exercise suggested in Pam Slim’s book Body of Work. After some self-contemplation and narrowing down possible choices, I concluded that beauty was one of my foremost personal values. I defined that value for myself as the acknowledgment of all the beauty in this world, whether in the form of art, nature, or mankind. […]

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