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Author Archives: Samantha Sprole

Getting Sick: A hero’s journey?

This past week I’ve been laid low with a vicious cold. My ear canals seemed to swell, sealing off the outside world and locking me in a painful bubble. The … Continue reading

January 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Social Media and the Creative Life

This is the sixth installment in the Meaningfulness Project series, an essay project devoted to exploring a sense of purpose through long-term commitment to core values.   We are living in the … Continue reading

October 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Mastery: Scrutinizing a new passion for permaculture

This is the fifth installment in the Meaningfulness Project series, an essay project devoted to exploring a sense of purpose through long-term commitment to core values.  In an earlier post … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Meditation for People Who Hate It

This is the fourth installment in the Meaningfulness Project series, an essay project devoted to exploring a sense of purpose through long-term commitment to core values.   I’ve struggled a lot with … Continue reading

September 4, 2017 · 2 Comments

Write your values (A daily ritual)

This is the third installment in the Meaningfulness Project series, an essay project devoted to exploring a sense of purpose through long-term commitment to core values.   One quirk about me is … Continue reading

September 1, 2017 · 4 Comments

Living the Good Life

This is the second installment in the Meaningfulness Project series, an essay project devoted to exploring a sense of purpose through long-term commitment to core values.   The Short Version The good … Continue reading

July 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Meaningfulness Project: A personalized curriculum for a meaningful life

The Short Version: The Meaningfulness Project is a writing series (in progress) about how I’m learning to live a meaningful life.  I think a “meaningful life” comes from long-term commitment to … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · 4 Comments