|Personal Photo - Night experiments|
As you seem to have liked this post concept, here is the second round of "food for thoughts" posts - links to interesting articles and newly discovered sites I find "share-worthy". I hope you enjoy the read! On a side note, as a beginner photographer, I have decided to use these posts to present my level 1 photographer work.
On Becoming Minimalist - Strategies to Create Space
Our brains need down time. As I have noticed it myself, I ask myself more questions, realize more things about my life, and take more actions when I am less busy in general, when I am on holidays in particular. In this post, Joshua Becker give 12 tips for creating down time, not on vacation, but within our everyday life.
New Site - Go Book Yourself
"Book recommendations by humans, because algorithms are so 1984". This catch phrase caught me right from the start. This tumblr shares short and efficient posts based on one book, delivering 2 to 4 book recommendations for those who liked that first book, with a short sentence explaining why they might like them. My to-read list is severely longer sine I discovered this gem.
On Recovering Shopaholic - Shopping Accountability Update
Every month, Debbie updates her readers with new purchases and editing, the status of her shopping habits and objectives. I especially like her introduction in this October post, where she explains the importance of both having a regular check up on objectives to help stay in line, and be held accountable for our own actions.
On it starts with - Minimalist Enough
This article is spot on with the questioning I have been having lately - with the yearly round-ups around the corner, I started wondering if I was minimalist enough. Didn't I buy too much? Am I living up to my values and standards? While these questions are useful to keep progressing, this article reminded me that there is no need to try and be "minimalist enough". Incidentally, I learned that there is a proper English word for my clumsily translated "False Abundance". It is called a "World of Scarcity".
Kali's featured TED talk - How to make Stress your Friend?
This talk shows how, surprisingly, the beliefs of mind can have an actual influence on body responses. Kelly McGonigal explains how understanding the positive effects of stress makes it much better for health. Captivating and surprising!
Photo: City of Grenoble by night. Photos by night are the most difficult, and rewarding, when using a proper camera (versus iPhone). This one was an attempt at capturing the contrast between the blazing city lights and the purple night sky.