It’s easy to forget that what we’re looking for is already here. And that’s why we need reminding. This is a quote from Headspace on the idea that a calm, happy mind is always there. It’s like the blue sky. Even when the blue sky of the mind is filled with storm clouds of unhappiness, … Continue reading It’s easy to forget that what we’re looking for is already here.
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. — William James Continue reading
I’m two weeks into an experiment of making meditation a habit. It’s something I’ve dabbled with in the past but could never turn into a regular routine. I’ve tried multiple apps throughout the years, the current one of choice is Headspace. Each session is 10 minutes, great for beginners. Today is day 14 (or roundabout) … Continue reading Meditation Journey: day 14
A few years ago I hit a creative block. Now, I know this is nothing new. Whether it’s a short block specific to a project or a longer period of burnout, everyone has those times where they’re feeling uninspired. I’ve certainly had my share of times where I felt it since then, but this particular … Continue reading Finding inspiration in the mundane
It’s the end of September and unseasonably warm. Not just warm, but hot. After a brief glimpse of Autumn, the heat and humidity of Summer burst back in the door like a bully. Intent on not being forgotten. Sweat rolls down my back as I organize the garden shed. I finished building it a few … Continue reading Play
The message in church yesterday was about forgiveness. True forgiveness comes from within. It’s not something you extend outward to others. To truly forgive is to let it all go, don’t hold a grudge, and be at peace. So you can greet someone with a genuine smile the next time you see them. When someone … Continue reading Forgiveness
Assumptions can be difficult to overcome. Many times we don’t even realize we’re making them. As an experienced product designer, I find it easier to make these assumptions. They more easily creep into my work subconsciously because I have more knowledge and experience of “best practices” and “what worked before”. So how can we keep … Continue reading Keeping product assumptions in check