Inspiration! Roundup: Personal Messages, Watery Ecosystems, Free Therapy, and More!

This Week's "I want to go to there": Sailing into a dream. Or perhaps through time?
Photo by Johannes Plenio.

Personal Messages

I am completely taken with Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber's Personal Messages. A collection of small postcards with single messages on them that say things like,

"Only one you, only one me, we'll have to be careful."

Ooooh isn't that just something?


Yellena James makes lovely underwater ecosystems with watercolour.

Free Therapy

This is a bit old, but in November Caroline Moss tweeted asking people to share the things they learned in therapy to share some free therapy with everyone else. One of my faves: "Don't beat yourself up for not knowing things you hadn't learned yet."


“Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of your new identity. This is one reason why meaningful change does not require radical change. Small habits can make a meaningful difference by providing evidence of a new identity. And if a change is meaningful, it is actually big. That’s the paradox of making small improvements.”
-James Clear, Atomic Habits

This reminds me of the chapter in my book about feeling better by actually spending time doing the things you like doing. The things you do, even for just a moment, make a difference!

Happy Little Clouds

Did you know there's a Cloud Appreciation Society??? I love clouds and have been known to stop whoever I am with mid-conversation and say, "look at those whisply little clouds, picking up the sunset light! Isn't it amazing???" So I should probably join.


I'm not going to lie, I am not generally the biggest fan of Thought Catalog, but this article from 2017 on self-care is (still) spot on.

"True self-care is not salt baths and chocolate cake, it is making the choice to build a life you don’t need to regularly escape from. And that often takes doing the thing you least want to do."
-Brianna Wiest

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