We’ve been reading, watching, and listening to a rising tide of reporting on emerging cultural trends that have shaped Pattern’s perspective. We'll be sharing content here that we feel is shaping a generational conversation.
Administering this cure isn't easy, but it's worth the effort.
As a society we suffer from nature deficit disorder, but studies have shown that spending mindful, intentional time around trees--what the Japanese call shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing--can promote health and happiness.
Technology is intrinsically neither good nor bad. The key is using it to support your goals and values, rather than letting it use you. This book shows the way.
Reclaim and expand the present moment.
What are we missing? To answer this question, Csikszentmihalyi studied thousands of people, and he found the key. People are happiest when they challenge themselves with tasks that demand a high degree of skill and commitment, and which are undertaken for their own sake.
The author and artist’s keynote address on our fractured attention spans went viral. Now she has a plan for how to heal them: lose ourselves in nature.
I couldn’t figure out why small, straightforward tasks on my to-do list felt so impossible. The answer is both more complex and far simpler than I expected.
The pursuit of excellence has infiltrated and corrupted the world of leisure.
For the college-educated elite, work has morphed into a religious identity—promising transcendence and community, but failing to deliver.