Tags » Thoreau

Review: A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros

A bestseller in France since its publication in 2009, Frédéric Gros’, A Philosophy of Walking has recently been released as an English translation by Verso, billed as an “insightful manifesto” on walking. 1,319 more words


I'm not a dead poet

Dead Poets Society is one of my all-time favorite movies. I liked it the first time I saw it and still like it just as much now after seeing it probably upwards of 50 times. 1,093 more words


"I walked into the forest because..."

As I mentioned in my first post, I took a small adventure across North America and later France. This has inspired me to step out of my shell, and take more adventures, whether that be a trip across Central America (my current plans for next summer provided I earn enough money), hiking in Highlands of Scotland or just attempting something new. 304 more words

What if we had taken Thoreau’s advice about education? (Walden 75)

What kind of world would we be living in today if people had taken Thoreau’s advice 150 years ago?

“To act collectively is according to the spirit of our institutions; and I am confident that, as our circumstances are more flourishing, our means are greater than the nobleman’s. 370 more words



“I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers.” … 328 more words

Happiness Level: 100

Week 2 of participating in the #100daysofhappy challenge was a success! it’s so easy to take for granted all of the little things that give my mood a boost of cheer; because of this project I’ve been paying attention to the reasons I’m in a good mood, I’ve been more thankful and felt #blessed even more than usual! 430 more words


Make friends with yourself

“It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely” ~ Albert Einstein

Isn’t this true? We all want have a wide circle of friends but when one or more of them do not act according to our wishes we become unhappy. 183 more words

Inspirational Wellness & Random