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Hang Ten


Nothing beats an afternoon snooze.  I don’t care how old you are, naps are a non-negotiable, a treasure of the most tantalizing type, pure heaven on earth.  Unfortunately, they’re a rare treat for most.  Time rarely permits a delectable midday doze and even if, by chance it does, something always seems to appear more pressing.  But on that occasion when you can squeeze in a catnap, wouldn’t it be absolutely amazing to do it in one of these?

 A lack of space might confine any hammock hankerings to the imagination, it doesn’t hurt to dream…

Images via planetblue, casavogue, bucca651, want2lol.

Garden State


Growing your own greens (+ reds + oranges, for that matter) is one of the basic and yet most rewarding hobbies around.Nothing tastes quite as sweet as a tomato picked right from the vibe.  And watching the mere act of daily watering turn seeds to stems really is exciting.

Beyond that, the pursuits of a horticulturalist are truly grounding, forcing you to reconnect with the simple beauty of life; a crucial reminder that even the smallest + most basic acts affect us. It’s a lesson our mothers taught us from day one, but yet we so frequently sacrifice self-care for survival. It doesn’t take a lot to nourish soul, skin, + everything in between, but there’s always something we can deem more pressing. And so a reminder from a different mother is what we really need to realign our priorities.

But first, we plant.  While it may be well beyond the season for sowing your summer seeds, there’s an entire crop just waiting to be planted for the autumn months ahead. Here’s a handy growing guide of what to plant in July.

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Likewise, apply a good dose of that same kind sentiment inwards. Swap the takeout for a home cooked meal. Meditate. Get an actual eight hours of sleep. A small act can make a mountain of difference.

Image via anthropologie.

Fortress of Solitude


Escaping reality, while less than practical in the long run, can be a much needed reprieve from the tumultuous up’s + down’s of the daily grind. A good book, an riveting movie, an engaging conversation, even, and maybe especially, a little fantasy or two…these are all normal means by which  we can cope with the difficulties + demands of this whole “adulthood” thing. And while these are all good + plenty strategies for taming the beasts of burden, sometimes it’s the whole act of being an adult that causes the strain in the first place. It’s times like these when the well-versed wisdom of your inner child might just do the trick. So, what would that  five-year-old self do?


I challenge you, with every blanket, every pillow, every sheet, sham, and shred of spare fabric at your fingertips, to construct the most fantastical fortress fathomable.  As a kid, forts, tents, + teepees were the greatest escape from bullies to book reports.  Now, bosses may have replaced bullies and budgets, book reports.  But who’s to say your own personal hideaway can’t alleviate the similar sentiments of stress?

Invite your friends.  Light candles.  Stow wine and good books inside.  Suspend reality for a little bit – the child within will thank you.

 Images via brit+co, bcr8tive, unwonted, fungshuidana, rowhousenest, personaladolescence, nataliebjordalerinmagnin.

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