It’s okay if your idea of fun sometimes looks like unsubscribing (emails, Instagram accounts, you name it). Hey, paring down is a learning process of living with intention — only choosing what truly lights you up and fills your cup, and dropping the rest. Craving something lighter? Me too. Here are the 3 newsletters I still and always read through, that fill my cup and not my day.
Living with intention means to BE on purpose.
This means to eat with awareness, respond with care, move with mindfulness, engage in activities that resonate with you, and spend your time and energy on meaningful endeavors.
Basically, give the world a taste of your own medicine: your energy; your presence. Think, speak, and do things because you chose to. (It’s empowering.)
Being intentional about what you’re consuming with your eyeballs and brain has a tremendous impact on how you feel. It’s easy to feel cluttered and overwhelmed by all of the options in today’s digital world.
There’s so much… bombardment.
To hopefully inspire you to be a tad more mindful of what you’re bringing into your energy field — and your inbox — here are my personal favorite reads from three wise and wonderful humans.
(And, yes, you can sign up to get my posts and Love letters in your inbox — at the bottom of this post or right here. I’m a fan of lightness.)
3 Newsletters on Living with Intention: Spirituality, Mindfulness, General Gems of Wisdom
1. Danielle LaPorte.
If there was one diamond of a woman I’d recommend tuning into, she would be Danielle LaPorte.
Danielle is the author and creator of The Desire Map and White Hot Truth. She offers meditations on a mission to nourish listeners, charities, and the earth. She’s all sorts of creative and incredibly genuine in what she does. It’s refreshing.
No matter what, I read Danielle’s emails all the way to the bottom because she’s, well, full of the light.To be lighter, surround yourself with what feels like light: words, people, food, nature. #simplicity tell a friend
2. Kristen Noel.
I am nearly in love with Kristen Noel’s writing — it always speaks so calmly, so simply and beautifully. I read every blog post she emails me for a reason: they’re always timely and timeless, full of everyday wisdom and poetic encouragement to continue your journey.
Kristen is the Editor-In-Chief of Best Self Magazine and a fellow seeker on the healing path (which is NOT linear, she reminds, but full of surprise opportunities for growth).“Simplicity is never a matter of circumstances. Simplicity is always a matter of focus.” — Ann Voskamp #simplicity tell a friend
3. Leo Babauta’s Zen Habits.
I’m not alone and neither are you if you read Leo’s newsletters: a couple other million people do too.
Leo created Zen Habits, a simplicity and minimalism blog that’s space-bringing and so easy to read through, inspired by his own lifestyle changes (also documented in his books and programs). His writing is light like a breeze and his tips practical.“The less I needed, the better I felt.” — Charles Bukowski #minimalism tell a friend
Here’s a bonus:
If you have your own business or dream of it, my first recommendation is Marie Forleo. I’m always reading whatever she writes.
I’d love to know what you love:
What newsletters do you always read through?
Share these suggestions with fellow seekers, dreamers, and like-hearted sisters and brothers.
Being on purpose is the most powerful way to be.
P.S. If you made it to this sentence, THANK YOU. You keep me going.