Elsewhere 41 / Secret Meaning to Life

The Sad, Beautiful Fact That We're All Going To Miss Almost Everything
Stay Curious. The vast majority of the world's books, music, films, television and art, you will never see. It's just numbers.

No matter how much you read, watch, listen to, or travel to see, we can't possible consume it all. The authors writes about the practice of culling, which is the act of self curating and focusing on certain book genres or types of art in order to have the time (and energy) to experience and absorb as much as you'd like of the things that interest you most. Or, surrender, which is accepting we don't have the time for everything and simply being okay with that but still indulging across the board.

I'm more of a culler. I avoid certain things such as television, and live fairly minimally, in order to experience more of what interests me. That being books and places, though my reading has slipped lately. There is so much out there to be curious about and so much from which we can learn. We just need to accept we can't do it all.

Do You Need A Wellness Coach?
Wellness. Stress and anxiety are almost always caused by psychological and/or emotional drivers. And when we’re not taught how to manage these psychological and emotional drivers, then it makes sense that we’re left feeling as though they control us. But no matter who you are, how old you are, where you are from, or what your past is, everyone has the ability to realize their potential and live a life that is happy, healthy, and successful. A thriving life.

The secret to a meaningful life is simpler than you think
Purpose. Some people seem to spend their whole lives dissatisfied, in search of a purpose. But philosopher Iddo Landau suggests that all of us have everything we need for a meaningful existence.

“A meaningful life is one in which there is a sufficient number of aspects of sufficient value, and a meaningless life is one in which there is not a sufficient number of aspects of sufficient value.”

Katie Bolling on Anxiety, Cycling, World Bicycle Relief, and Overcoming Injury
As many people know, I’m full of passion, enthusiasm and can be fairly intense - all attributes I embrace - but I think the same roots that brought me these traits have also made me into a person that deals with anxiety on a regular basis. Much of what helps me manage this is a healthy dose of sweat; clearing my head and processing ideas and thoughts. For those reasons, I really love the opportunity to have solo time on my bike.

Going the Distance: A Reading List on Running
Running. I used to find community in my high school team, and, for a short time, as a Division I athlete, but now alone, I find solace in several exceptional essays that open conversations about the limits of the body, of developing an identity through running, and, mostly, why any of us run in the first place.

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