I can just watch her for ages.
Blogs, articles and a few thoughts
I used to read (and write) a lot of self-help literature back in the day, here are some of the gems I encountered. I probably wanted to write about these topics myself, but I guess others have done a good enough job out of it, so I won’t waste my time.
- What is it that you want to do with your wild and precious life?
- Stephen King on writing
- Elena Levon – don’t remember why I have this bookmarked, but this lady is amazing – passionate, fiery and ecstatic.
- How to get everything you want in life
- Everybody deserves a broken heart – a lesson in courage
- 1000 awesome things – a project to enjoy life
- A great article on how to up your game
- Not Salmon – an inspiring and sarcastic self-help blog
- It’s not rocket science – a post about achieving your dreams
- 7 questions to ask yourself when you need some clarity
- 7 reasons why I don’t do free work
- Eat & Relish – I only remember this post and the pictures are great
- 10 ways to make your wedding fun (I’m not too fond of weddings, but I guess I’ll use this if I ever decide to have one)
- 10 wedding vows you won’t hear (what’s up with the wedding theme?)
- The origin of some idioms
- A non-romantic soulmate, a?
And some thoughts on a few other links I found.
On slowing down : I agree – multitasking is a lie. Take your time, put yourself into your work and great things will sprout.
On crying : I had a few very, very lousy years as a teenager and these were the years I did not cry. 5 long and tearless years. This was the article that unleashed it all for me and made me accept that I am not a logical machine. I am a sensitive human being. I get shy, embarrassed, hurt, scared and I cry on movies. I even cried at the end of Maleficent, because I was overwhelmed by the fact that I am watching it with my partner and listening to Lana Del Rey’s voice. Yes, crying is good for you – it makes you human.
On abundance : Give what you need and you will have it.
On loving everything all at once: Barbara Sher calls people like me “Scanners” – always searching and going to the next cool thing. Her antidote to the shame we feel about not sticking to only one passion is “Do everything and don’t finish any of it”. Best advice in my life.
On becoming a millionaire – sadly the link was broken : The main idea was to imagine that you already have a million bucks and now you have to keep it – how would you dress, act and make decisions? How would you feel differently? It was such a well-written article.
What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.
Count your blessings (3 or 5) before you sleep – this is how you signal your brain that being happy is important.
Try to show your TRUE self in front more people in your life and not just your best friends.
- Wunderlist – a productivity tool to manage your tasks
- Focus Booster – helping you manage your focus by timing
- Squarespace – website templates
- Collabfinder – find people to work with for your passion projects
Fashion and art:
- Wendy‘s lookbook
- Josefine Johnson
- How to corset properly
- Stanley Kubrick’s beautiful photos
- Enchanted dolls
- Cute posters
- A print I want
- Jen Zee’s art
- Dreamy photography
- Free parking – sweet video about love and kindness
- DrifterRoller – a short clip about clashing the two sports
- 12 things my little brother said
- 7 websites to check out
- Idiotic barbie shots – totally sarcastic
- And a Barbie video
- A funny list of small life hacks
- Bulgarian communist monuments
Bookmarks about photography. Prepare an hour or two to marvel at these images. Most are connected to travel in some way since I love soaking in a new scenery, especially if it’s far away from where I currently live.
I tried to put my favourites on top (and sort them in some kind of groups).
- Stunning series – ink in water ❤
- Abu Dhabi – The Grand Mosque
- Page Arizona – so relaxing…
- Secret canyon
- The Emerald Isle
- Little owls – I love owls so much
- And (retro) cars – I love them almost as much
- Cuba – how I long for your simple Spanish charm
- Pisac ruins
- Yosemite bike ride – so spacey :}
- Amalfi coast
- Going Coastal
- The great ocean road
- When you travel alone in Iceland
- Thai Times
- Fortress Busan
- Buenos Aires
- Top 10 things to see in Zambia
- Peaceful state of mind
- Super moon
- 3 days of wow
- Why I run
- Looking up
- Path of least resistance
- Planning a rim to rim hike
- Half dome conquered
- Moroccan Bazaar
- Colour me deco
- Paraglading Oludeniz – soon my boyfriend and I are going paragliding as well, yay!!!
- Crystal Mountain
- Ha Ling peak
- Sapa mountain ride
- Cows and country
- Dog and Owyhee river
- Norfolk tulip fields
- Dutch flower fields
- And it was all yellow
- For the love of flora
- Of petals and pollens
- …And more flowers
- Cherry festival
- Cherry festival in Taiwan
- Spring is here!
- Woah, more flowers, why?
- Marie Claire – Italia October 2009 (not work & children safe)
- Let there be light
- Ghost riders
- Doll session – Karen Elson by Nick Knight for Vogue UK October 2008
- Freaky lil’ mama – Vogue Korea 2009
- Yelena Yemchuk – Vogue Nippon / Jan 2008 She Loves the Wet and Wild Model: Natasha Vojnovic Fashion Editor: Anastasia Barbieri
- High … fashion?
Today I decided I will do a major computer cleanse. I sorted out the huge folder of pictures into folders and archives, cleaned a huge pile of random files and now I came to the bookmarks.
I don’t know if anyone else does that, but I constantly bookmark and download things that I, sadly, never return to.
I don’t understand why I keep thinking that I will have more time “someday” to actually sit and enjoy the gem I found if I can’t do it now. Or that I will have the energy and creative resources to use this information in some way.
So, what am I supposed to do with a huge list of links I may never even need or have the time to read?
Worst of all when I know there is an upcoming Windows update doom upon my shoulders…
Just dump them on you in hopes that they will turn out entertaining to someone.
- Endless roads – a beautiful film about girls longboarding
- Setouchi photography
- Street Art Utopia, including one image from my hometown –
- A blog-project to do one kind thing everyday – I bookmarked because I thought that maybe I will do something like that as well, but I guess not – Allspunout365
- An interesting article about how our hearts actually influence the world around us and are key to a happy and healthy life. The site offers other good articles as well – The Coherent Heart. I used to read it a long time ago, so no guarantees.
- Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED talk on genius.
- Shawn Achor TED talk – the happy secret to better work
- J. K. Rowling‘s commencement speech.
- A classic library. Online. Free. Just go.
- And another one. More specifically I was trying to read Anna Karenina. Never got to that part, at least I watched the last movie.
- More classics.
- A girl’s look on keeping the perfect wardrobe and giving the answer on “I don’t have anything to wear” issue.
- Audrey Kawasaki‘s art. Dreamy, elegant, sexual.
- Funny and short life lessons from reading 200 books.
- Why life should be more like baseball?
- Old trains photography
This is going to be a really specific post, really…
I recently found this site called Nest HQ – it’s a site about different (and a bit underground) music which I thought is just a great hub spot for awesomeness.
They have short articles explaining about a label, artist or an album and I thought it was very engaging to read something short while listening to a new favourite song.
Hope you find something that suits your taste, too!