Perfection (And: Where To Find It)

On this week’s theme of perfectionism, James Radcliffe’s micro-wisdom shines a light on choosing consciously our state of being. Excellent!

James Radcliffe

I spent this weekend in the mountains.

It may sound strange but I get a lot of work done in the hills. Ideas for pieces of music and writing; revelations about love, life, truth and beauty – you name it – they all seem to come more easily than when I’m staying in the city.

I guess it could be the silence or the wide open spaces; it could be the change in environment or the result of amore primal mode of living. Hell, it could be divine intervention for all I know.

Whatever the reason, I always have a notebook ready.

This micro-blog is one of my favorite captures from my time away:

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Should you take advantage of Brexit, and go on a cheap vacation to the UK? — Fusion

Getty ImagesWe’re already seeing the global effects of Britain’s stunning vote to leave the European Union—British Prime Minister David Cameron announced his resignation, the pound has dropped to staggering lows, and the ugly, nativist politics that shepherded the Leave campaign to victory has been handed a powerful victory. But as economist Justin Wolfers points out,… via … Continue reading Should you take advantage of Brexit, and go on a cheap vacation to the UK? — Fusion

What’s your “Ikigai”? On Purpose, Meaning, and making a Living

Good stuff about finding your sweet spot in life…


There’s a very popular infographic on the net. It’s been around for a couple of years in several different versions.*

The graphic is supposed to help us find our life purpose by showing the different elements it consists of. It displays several overlapping Venn diagrams, thereby distinguishing the elements of mission, vocation, profession, and passion.

Ikigai - Purpose - Meaning
In later versions, at the center of those four circles, you’ll see the Japanese word Ikigai. Just in case you are wondering: Ikigai is composed of two separate Japanese terms: iki (life), and kai, which roughly means the realisation of what one expects and hopes for.

In more specific terms, ikigai is a) used to indicate the things that make one’s life worthwhile, and b) to refer to mental and spiritual circumstances under which individuals feel that their lives are valuable.

Having found (and living according to) one’s personal ikigai seems to be associated…

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Here are some glorious natural hair photos from Brooklyn’s annual Curlfest — Fusion

Instagram / @slimstergraphy @khickmanphotography @theshelahmarieProspect Park turned into the land of curls, afros, locks, and braids on Sunday for the third annual Curl Fest, where black women (and some men) all over New York City meet-up to celebrate natural hair. Host Curly Girl Collective was created in 2014 by Charisse Higgins, Melody Henderson, Tracey Coleman,… via … Continue reading Here are some glorious natural hair photos from Brooklyn’s annual Curlfest — Fusion


  On my theme of perfectionism this week, here are some mind-blowing, horrible lyrics about negative messages doled out from parents to children. I hope you were not one of the children who endured this. If you were, God bless you; you still made it this far. Chin up! You are GOOD ENOUGH. **** "Sometimes … Continue reading Perfect?

Perfectionism is my enemy!

This week's theme is Perfectionism! Letting Go of Old Beliefs Try harder. Do better. Be perfect. These messages are tricks that people have played on us. No matter how hard we try, we think we have to do better. Perfection always eludes us and keeps us unhappy with the good we've done. Messages of perfectionism … Continue reading Perfectionism is my enemy!

It’s a happy day — A God Colored Girl in a Grey World

Thank you stacilys for these healing words! Mo It seems that November is a festive month for many. For Americans there’s Thanksgiving, but there also so many people that are born during this time. It must have something to do with Valentine’s Day being in February. November is always a festive time for me. I … Continue reading It’s a happy day — A God Colored Girl in a Grey World