“ec·lec·tic – deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.”
The English word eclectic first appeared in the seventeenth century to describe philosophers who did not belong to a particular school of thought, but instead assembled their doctrines by picking and choosing from a variety of philosophical systems. Today, the word can refer to any assemblage of varied parts. Continue reading “Style Guide: Eclectic“
Niksen: the New Wellness Trend
First there was hygge, the Danish concept that made staying in and getting cozy cool. Then there was lagom, the Swedish mindset of approaching life with an “everything in moderation” mindset. Unfortunately, that felt very middle-of-the-road for most people and who wants to admit that they want a bland and predictable life?
Now there’s another Northern European wellness trend that’s being embraced as a way to combat our increasingly busy and often stressful lives: niksen. The Dutch concept is as simple as, well, doing nothing. Continue reading “Meet ‘Niksen’, The Wellness Trend That That Allows Us To Do Nothing“
Spring is the perfect time to scrub, sweep and store away your winter woes for another year – or in this case help pass the time while you shelter-in-place to avoid COVID-19.
Cleaning your home from top to bottom may never become effortless, but you can make the project more manageable-and even enjoyable. For most, the joy comes at the end when the cleaning project is completed. Continue reading “Spring Cleaning Guide“