My top 5 inspiring videos on YouTube

Thanks to its many excellent content creators, YouTube has been an invaluable source of inspiration for me over the years. Looking back, there are five things in particular that stand out to me personally. Five videos that had a deep impact on who I am today. So I thought I’d share – and if thereContinue reading “My top 5 inspiring videos on YouTube”

How to fight better for a healthy relationship

Fighting well is a skill. After all, even the most loving partner can be a trial to cope with from time to time. I know I am, and the longer Markus is exposed to the full range of my inadequacies, I grow more grateful everyday for his patience and diplomatic skills. But fights are notContinue reading “How to fight better for a healthy relationship”

Essentialism vs Minimalism

There are many ways to live, and for us, we love to keep it simple. Micah and I try to be essentialists. This means we do not own anything that we do not need. Everything has a specific purpose. Nothing in our closets, bags or storage areas is there because “we may need it atContinue reading “Essentialism vs Minimalism”

Fixing Democracy

“Democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others”. Winston Churchill’s words in the House of Commons from 11 November 1947 still ring true today. While democracy certainly solved many of the problems that plague other political systems, it still struggles with at least one: It only puts people in charge whoContinue reading “Fixing Democracy”

How to live slow and have a more meaningful life

Increasingly, I feel like a character from a Disney movie in the 1940s, living in a small wooden cabin under a green canopy, getting food from the plants outside, and doing chores in a ridiculous old-fashioned way (yes, we air-dry our clothes on a clothes line with pins), with a soundtrack of birdsong in theContinue reading “How to live slow and have a more meaningful life”

Who do you kill?

On SaaniaSparkle’s blog, I read about the infamous trolly problem again. If you have not heard of it before, it goes something like this: A train races towards a group of five people who are stuck in the train’s path. You can decide to pull a lever and change the train’s path, but then youContinue reading “Who do you kill?”