Scott Cruickshank

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Making Music: The Emerson String Quartet

Ear Supply: Practice, Practice, Practice

For musicians, the rewards of bringing a new piece into the world have to be reconciled with the extra rehearsal time it will take to learn it from …

In Praise of The Quiet Life

Meditation

TEDxEast - Matt Crawford - Manual Competence

Life Lessons From Atticus Finch | The Art of Manliness

When it comes to manly characters in literature, my thoughts always return to one man:<p>Atticus Finch.<p>Perhaps this character from <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i> …

Amor Fati: The Immense Power of Learning To Love Your Fate

I have “AMOR FATI” tattooed on the inside of my right forearm. When I went to have it done, after a full year of consideration, the tattoo artist …

The Winds of Fortuna

The wise person is still not harmed by the storms of life— poverty, pain, and the rest. For not all his works are hindered but only those that …

Morality

7 Stoic Meditations To Get The Most Out of Today

Given the fact that the mere mention of philosophy makes most nervous or bored, “Stoic philosophy” on the surface sounds like the last thing anyone …

Stoicism Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

Alright, you’ve probably read a zillion articles about happiness online and you’re not a zillion times happier. What gives?<p><i>Reading ain’t the same as</i> …

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Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness - Seneca on Anger

A simple way to break a bad habit

Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction -- …

On Wisdom

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

Kintsugi 金継ぎ

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

The Importance of Staring out the Window

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

Know Yourself

• an infantile person with poor self-management skills who needs a lot of looking after (cheeky)<p>We need self-knowledge in love because were so prone to …

Peaceful Simplicity: How to Live a Life of Contentment

Post written by Leo Babauta.<p>This fantastic quote summarizes something that I’ve been trying to focus on recently in my daily life:<p>“Whatever the …

Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness - Montaigne on Self-Esteem

EASTERN PHILOSOPHY - Sen no Rikyu

PHILOSOPHY - Plato

PHILOSOPHY - Aristotle

PHILOSOPHY - Epicurus

PHILOSOPHY - The Stoics

Ancient Greece

St. Benedict

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

I have advice for people who want to write. I...

I have advice for people who want to write. I don’t care whether they’re 5 or 500. There are three things that are important: First, if you want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that nobody reads, nobody but you. Where you just put down what you think about life, what you …

Creative Writing

Self-Refinement Through the Wisdom of the Ages: New Year’s Resolutions from Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds

At the outset of each new year, humanity sets out to better itself as we resolve to eradicate our unhealthy habits and cultivate healthy ones. But while the most typical New Year’s resolutions tend to be about bodily health, the most meaningful ones aim at a deeper kind of health through the …

Literature

Joan Didion on Self-Respect

For the past half-century, <b>Joan Didion</b> (b. December 5, 1934) has been dissecting the complexities of cultural chaos with equal parts elegant anxiety, keen criticism, and moral imagination.<p>From her 1968 essay anthology <b>Slouching Towards Bethlehem</b> (<i>public library</i>) comes “On Self Respect” — a …

Celebrated Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary

<i>“You want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that nobody reads, nobody but you,”</i> Madeleine L’Engle counseled in her advice to aspiring writers. W.H. Auden once described his journal as <i>“a discipline for [his] laziness and lack of observation.”</i><p>Journaling, I believe, is a …

The Spirit of Sauntering: Thoreau on the Art of Walking and the Perils of a Sedentary Lifestyle

<i>“Go out and walk. That is the glory of life,”</i> Maira Kalman exhorted in her glorious visual memoir. A century and a half earlier, another remarkable mind made a beautiful and timeless case for that basic, infinitely rewarding, yet presently endangered human activity.<p><b>Henry David Thoreau</b> (July 12, …