Month: May 2014

Thought Questions, day 56: What lifts your spirits when life gets you down?

I got these questions from Danielle’s blog Underland to Wonderland, where I came across a post in which she talked about the website Thought Questions and their 365 thought-provoking questions to ask yourself. My friends Katrin, Celeste and Jasmine have also been answering these questions, so be sure to go check out their blogs too!

Day 56: What lifts your spirits when life gets you down? Music. There’s a song for very mood and when I’m feeling blue, listening to music is a surefire way to cheer myself up again. It’s also great for relaxing when I’m stressed out about something. Lately I’ve been listening to The National’s Trouble Will Find Me on repeat–it’s so melancholy and yet somehow, not depressive at all. M83 is another band that always relaxes me.

Thought Questions, day 55: If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?

I got these questions from Danielle’s blog Underland to Wonderland, where I came across a post in which she talked about the website Thought Questions and their 365 thought-provoking questions to ask yourself. My friends Katrin, Celeste and Jasmine have also been answering these questions, so be sure to go check out their blogs too!

Day 55: If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do? Well, personally, I work even though I don’t enjoy it because I have bills to pay! There are things I would like to do that I don’t do in excess, simply because I don’t think they would be beneficial in the long run; for example I very much like lying around eating my favorite comfort foods, but I realize that this is very bad for my physical health when taken to an extreme, so I do have to get up and do something I dislike (exercise) in order to stay balanced.

I honestly think that there are just some unpleasant things we have to do in order to be happier and healthier overall. Even a short life can’t be enjoyed if you’re broke and unhealthy!

Thought Questions, day 54: In the haste of your daily life, what are you not seeing?

I got these questions from Danielle’s blog Underland to Wonderland, where I came across a post in which she talked about the website Thought Questions and their 365 thought-provoking questions to ask yourself. My friends Katrin, Celeste and Jasmine have also been answering these questions, so be sure to go check out their blogs too!

Day 54: In the haste of your daily life, what are you not seeing? The art of everyday life. When you slow down you start to see all of the angles–the way sunlight slants across a wall, a sunset, the variations in hue in a patch of wildflowers along the road. When you’re rushing you miss these tiny brushstrokes that make life so beautiful. They don’t have to be still life details either; they could be a smile on a child’s face or an elderly couple holding hands in a park. I try to remind myself not to rush too much, because life is too blah when it goes by in a blur.

Ethical fashion picks: May 2014

1. Britta top, $29.99, Threads For Thought. Organic/recycled materials.
2. Indian block-print sandals, $65.53, Fashion Conscience. Vegan.
3. Edenham bangle, $25, Roozt. Fair trade and made from plants.
4. Chevron zip pouch, $23, Pure Citizen. Vegan and fair-trade, supporting single mothers in East Africa.
5. Sarong scarf, $33.66, People Tree. Made by Swallows, a fair trade group working with women in rural Bangladesh.
6. Southwestern top, $19.99, ModCloth. Made in the USA.