“Nothing we see or hear is perfect. But right there in the imperfection is perfect reality.” -Shunryu Suzuki (Not Always So: Practicing the True Spirit of Zen)
- New favorite magazine: Flow. Flow is a design masterpiece and a must-read for creatives and imperfectionists. It includes well-curated quotes, wonderful articles, recipes, fun activities (like an herbarium flower booklet!), gorgeous illustrations, and much more. Even the advertisements seem like they belong. I don’t know if I want to cut it up into pieces for scrapbooking or just preserve it because it’s so beautiful and clever. The magazine is based out of the Netherlands, so it’s a bit pricey online. It was cheaper at my local Barnes and Noble, and it’s worth every penny.
- I love this creative manifesto on Brain Pickings.
- New favorite app: Hardbound. It’s not a book summary app that reminds you of Cliff’s Notes. Hardbound’s summaries are stories based on books, and they’re addictive. The first time I used it, I watched 10 book summaries. Many are free, but you can access more by making a donation. Learn more here and here.
- Two Medium articles I enjoyed: Josh Spector on how to use your phone with more intention and Thomas Oppong on 37 ways to free up more time in your schedule.
- A beautiful TedTalk on asking for help. A must-watch.
- A list of 50 books recommended by Ted speakers.