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Good Word of the Day // Doing Without

“We are happy in direct proportion to the things we can do without.” Henry David Thoreau

Episode 172: Morgan Harper Nichols – How Far You Have Come Good / True / & Beautiful | with Ashton Gustafson

Morgan Harper Nichols is an artist and poet whose work is inspired by real life interactions and stories. Morgan spent the first couple of years of her professional life as a college admission counselor, and then, as a full-time touring singer-songwriter and musician. It was on the road that she cultivated her curiosity and passion for writing, art, and design and slowly began to share her work online. Her next book, How Far You Have Come, is available on April 27, 2021.
  1. Episode 172: Morgan Harper Nichols – How Far You Have Come
  2. Episode 171: True Self Series #5: Mark Nepo
  3. Episode 170: True Self Series #4 with Michael Rudzena
  4. Episode 169: True Self Series #3 Parker J. Palmer
  5. Episode 168: The True Self Series #2 with Dr. Kelly Flanagan

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Current Reading List

The Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and Caring – by Parker J. Palmer

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If found Palmer’s thoughts on action to be very enlightening. I’m seeing a lot better after these words and will for sure reread again very soon.

Walden; on, Life in the Woods – by Henry David Thoreau

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I know I’m late to the ball on this one, but it’s beautiful. I’m not sure if something can become more true as it ages, but it appears that these words are waltzing into our modern world like wine.

Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope, and Repair – by Anne Lamott

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I think we sow for ourselves a blanket over time with our experiences and insight we gather throughout our days. Everyday gathering another piece of a meaning, hope, and joy to stitch to the blanket we’ve been sowing all our lives. My blanket is bigger and my soul is warmer after I read Anne’s words.


If you don’t read and these titles don’t interest you, no worries. But I ask you to give something a shot. Google the galaxies, check out a TED talk, and just find a way to get curious about something. I think you’ll find that the more dots you find, the more dots you’ll connect.

And it’s all connected.

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