The magic of a fresh start
One of the biggest obstacles to sticking with a habit change, a new system, a goal, or a long-term project … is that we get disrupted.
Tracing my roots
Tracing my roots has been lingering in my head for quite some time now. A few years ago, I talked to my brother about our ancestors in the East. My dad was born in Yogjakarta, Indonesia, and all we know was that he came to the Netherlands by boat early
New Year: the beautiful minimalism of a blank slate
We have a new year upon us, and while "January 1" is just an arbitrary date, for most of us, it feels like a new beginning. And there's something beautifully minimalist about this new beginning — it's a blank slate, where we can do anything, imagine possibilities, become a new person.
Think about your life goals
There’s never a good time to sit down and think about what you want to accomplish. We have busy lives, and even when we’re not working, we might feel more like vegging in front of the TV or checking our feeds than thinking about the rest of our
The importance of a morning routine
Let's talk about my morning routine. For a while now, I made my morning routine into a daily habit. I've tried different versions of a morning routine in the past, and have enjoyed them immensely. I just haven't stuck with one for a month or more, but I finally have
The beauty of small
Less can come in many forms. You can have fewer things; you can do fewer things, use fewer words; you can focus on fewer things. But less isn’t just fewer: it can also be smaller. Small is often downplayed in this world of “bigger means better.” But small is