At least to me. Let’s move away from how society measures success.

mrslaine, skiing at Discovery in Montana on a Thursday afternoon. Photo: Derek Laine

The first yellow bell in the North Hills, Missoula, MT. Photo: Sylke Laine

A haiku reflection about the first wildflower on…


A haiku reflection on following what you know, deep inside.

Migrating snow geese, flying over Lolo Pass on the Montana-Idaho border in March 2019. Photo: Sylke Laine


Let’s all connect to our inner child who has not been told that whatever she makes is either bad or good.

Me, full of innocent confidence, in the Tyrolean Alps in 1976. Photo: Probably my late father.

Praise, too, is a signal that what you are making is subject to evaluation.


A reflection on who’s responsible for my joy.

Rattlesnake Creek, Missoula, MT. Photo: Sylke Laine


And other lessons forced on me by a pain flare-up and the Pacing and Graded Exposure system.

Rattlesnake Creek in Missoula, MT: My 10-minute turnaround point. Photo: Sylke Laine

Rattlesnake Creek in Missoula, MT, covered by an icy blanket. Photo: Sylke Laine

A haiku reflection on what’s bubbling below the…


Singing love songs to yourself is therapeutic. Here are some of my favorites.

an old dog looking into the camera with her head resting on a table. Caption: Will you be your Valentine
an old dog looking into the camera with her head resting on a table. Caption: Will you be your Valentine
Everybody want’s to be Lucy’s Valentine, but what if you made room in Your heart for your Self? Photo: Sylke Laine


Remember dinner parties? I created one in 2020 and it looks very different a year later.

I can’t wait to set a table again and share a meal with friends. Photo: Sylke Laine


Sunset in the North Hills of Missoula, MT on January 10, 2021. Photo: Sylke Laine

Sylke Laine

Self-Disruption Coach, Writer, UX Designer. “How to Start Wasting Time and Become Less Productive” → https://letters.mrslaine.com/start-wasting-time

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