Inspiration! Roundup: Taking Things Day by Day and Loving the Imperfections

A photo of a tree, backlit by bright orange sunshine. There is a little fog so the light comes through in dramatic rays that look heavenly.
This Week's "I want to go to there": a near-spiritual experience of nature is what I need right now.
Photo by Tobias Keller.

Day by Day


Right now, many of us have no choice but to take life day by day. If that's a struggle for you, then maybe this advice from a psychologist on how we can ground ourselves in the present will help.

Imperfect


Painter Marco Grassi has started a "skin positivity" Instagram account. The notion of skin positivity may make your eyes roll a bit, but I love it! His paintings include super-realistic details on skin - visible pores, discolouration, chapped lips, and more. And they are stunning. (Well, it helps that they are all still incredibly conventionally attractive women he is painting, but the skin itself is beautiful, too.)


In the Quiet


"In my quiet, I was working something out."
-Keanu Reeves

Have I told you yet about my friend's awesome Year of Keanu blog? Every week(ish) she shares a life lesson she has learned from none other than Keanu Reeves. It's really lovely! She did a post sharing some of Keanu's wise words about overcoming tough times, and this one really stood out to me. It's easy to forget that the quiet times, the downtimes, the lull times, are active too.

Skeletal


Painter Bradley Theodore is taking famous people and painting them with vibrant skeletons. It's awesome.


The Wandering Mind


Does your mind wander a lot? MINE TOO! I loved this list of ways to help focus your wandering mind. Apparently, my habit of listening to music in the background is actually a good one, as the one distraction helps take away the power of the others. Doodling is helpful too! So interesting.


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