I knew something had to change when one day I woke up and the things I used to optimize for didn’t feel satisfying anymore
I did my masters in integral psychology at CIIS and although it blends east-west thinking it leans heavily on the heart/body not the mind. It was good for me - intellectualism my most usual defense - but it meant I spent those years devaluing the head and now I find that it’s true for me that head-heavy works too as long as I acknowledge that’s where my leaning is and actively remember to Incorporate heart and body ❤️
Wow, this was so good Nicole. As always. I've read a ton of your writing and you always impress me with how personal and observant and reflective you are.
Awesome work :)
Also, only if it strikes your interest, I've been writing a newsletter for 2 years. I published an edition on part of the human condition to want to be somewhere we're not I think you might enjoy :) https://thomasdixon.substack.com/p/saturday-mornings-december-3-2022
Since you’re reading Jhumpa Lahiri I’d highly recommend The Namesake, truly one of the best novels I’ve ever read.
“Life is seasonal...” That sentence really struck me. Beautiful stuff.
Hey Nicole! I love your choice of the cover image! Looks great and I’ll be in the Nordic countries this summer as well
I write a curation-based travel postcard: https://open.substack.com/pub/leoariel/p/leos-lemonade-tokyo-edition
I always look forward to your essay. It never disappoints.
I'm only going to recommend a single Substack, a current favorite: