I mean you no harm. I sense what you’re puzzling over, but tell me if I’m mistaken. I remember something you said two years ago. I think your story IS a story. It’s okay to be lost. And: You’re enough as you are.
(I came across this piece through the Dispatch newsletter and found myself virtually underlining everything. Although I don't know the author (yet), I agree on so many levels and this lesson - next to the advice in the quote above - especially resonated with me: "cultivat[e] your astonishment".)
Oh hello, dream house! Look at this incredible home in Maui, build on sustainable principles. I'd move in in a second. (make sure to check the slideshow, gaah)
Patagonia is one of my most admired companies. And interviews with any of their employees are always such a great inspiration and also a relieve - in times when every other manager interview is all about driving performance, no matter what. This one with Vincent Stanley, Director of Philosophy at Patagonia (I mean this title... yes!), is no difference. For more insights into how to build a successful company based on responsibility - read on. (via Offscreen Dispatch)
I found this piece of information very interesting: investing your money in sustainable funds is the No.1 mean to foster climate change. I'm going to dig a bit more into this and see how I can adjust my investment strategy accordingly. Also, the rest of the list is similar amazing: not trashing your food and educating girls helps so much more than installing solar panels.
Oooh this is great news!! Lego is producing a set of pieces made of sustainable plastic based on sugarcane. All production should be aligned until 2030 (great move; yet why take another 12 long years?). It's an admired company with impressive history and great mission, which only has one flaw: PLASTIC MASS-PRODUCTION. I'm glad they're starting this switch now and continue being a cool company.
I really enjoyed the message of The NY Times Smarter Living Monday newsletter:
"If an opportunity inspires genuine excitement in you — whether it’s at work, in your personal life or anywhere else — then dive in 100 percent and don’t look back. But if that spark isn’t there, even if you’re pretty excited about it, it’s a no. The binary here is a little dramatic, sure, but the lesson is crucial: If you don’t love it, don’t do it."
Traveling often becomes a challenge when it comes to keeping a sustainable standard. But as always, if you boil it down to a few guidelines, it becomes so much easier to keep in mind and follow through. The Good Trade overs a good start.
I was really late on the train but since over a year or so I'm a podcast addict. Now, I've grown more and more frustrated with Apple's own podcast app, so I was so happy to discover Breaker in the (INSPIRING) newsletter of Offscreen Dispatch. Breaker not only looks fantastic, but also comes with great sharing, rating and following features. I'm also glad to still be able to speed up the podcasts on 1,5x. Double thumbs up!
(P.S. I'm thinking of sharing my favorite podcasts here - until then: follow me on Breaker ;))
Beyond the love for your friends, family, partners, pets and co, which you can cherish commercially today or not, I truly believe that it starts with caring for yourself first. And - heyho super romantico - by making sure your finances are in check! I love this little tool to play around with your investments of today for future yields.