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by Lawrence Yeo

Illustrated stories on the human condition.

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The riddle of happiness 🤔

Hey friends, Hello from Vancouver, where I’m visiting family until early next week. This city holds a special place in my heart because my wife and I got married here, and it’s wild that we’re now here with a child. The pages of life turn quickly, and I hope you’re taking a moment to slow down and bookmark the most special ones. Today, I wanted to share a reflection on one of life’s most important topics: happiness. In a sense, happiness is the greatest aspiration of all. It’s what makes the...

18 days ago • 3 min read

Hey friends, Of all the virtues we aspire to embody, kindness should reside near the top. If you take inventory of all the world’s problems, almost every single one can be resolved with it. With that said, there is a nuance to navigate. It turns out that there’s a species of kindness which doesn’t add to one’s well-being, but detracts from it. Instead of acting as a force for compassion, it becomes a proponent of cowardice. So in today’s post, we’re going to explore the border between the...

about 1 month ago • 2 min read

Hey friends, Before getting into today’s post, I wanted to share an observation. There’s been a recent uptick in enrollment for my writing course, The Examined Writer. I’m not sure why that is, or how exactly people have found their way to the program (I don’t have analytics set up on any of my course pages). It’s possible that students are simply spreading the word about it, which is the best outcome I could hope for. Regardless, this kind of thing is great because my work as a whole is...

about 2 months ago • 4 min read

Hey friends, Last week, I asked you a simple question: What’s a problem (or struggle) you’re experiencing that I can help resolve? Well, let’s just say that I was pleasantly surprised to see the mountain of answers that arrived in my inbox. I’ve tried to reply to as many as I can, but just know that I’ve read every single one. Thank you for being so open with me, and if you still want to contribute your own answer to that question, feel free to hit reply and let me know. All right. Now onto...

2 months ago • 4 min read

Hey friends, The theme of today’s newsletter will be on the topic of questions, and the importance of asking three in particular. But before diving in, I have a question for you that I’d like to ask at the outset: What’s a problem (or struggle) you’re experiencing that I can help resolve? Given what you know about me and my work, I’m curious what type of problems you feel I’m capable of addressing well. Would it be something creativity-related? Money or business-related? Something to do with...

2 months ago • 2 min read

Hey friends, First off, thanks for all the feedback on last week’s story on inspiration. Long-form posts take a lot of time to create, but they tend to welcome thoughtful dialogue from all kinds of curious minds. I’m yet again reminded of the power of expressing your ideas, and I hope that you take time to do that as well. On that note, I have a question for you. If you’re someone that creates things (or wants to start creating), why do you do it? I know that’s a big question, so for the sake...

3 months ago • 6 min read
the labor of inspiration

Hey friends, The first long-form story of the year is here. Today’s post is a 4,000-word, 30-drawing story on the nature of inspiration. This is a topic I often think about, as inspiration is one of those magical elements of the human condition that amazes us all. Well, here’s my attempt to make sense of this fascinating feature of life. And in doing so, I hope it helps you cultivate inspiration throughout your days as well. When you’re ready, let’s dive right in: The Labor of Inspiration The...

3 months ago • 3 min read
fear is a framing problem

Hey friends, Happy new year! I hope you had a restful holiday season, and that you’re energized and excited for the year ahead. I’m in Toronto until early next week, so I’m enjoying any semblance of winter here before I head back to the perpetually sunny lands of Los Angeles. As I alluded to in previous emails, I’m working on a big post about inspiration, and I’ll be sharing it with you later this month. January is usually a time where our aspirations are buzzing with promise, and I wanted to...

3 months ago • 6 min read
a timeless new year

Hey friends, In a little over a week, we’ll be approaching the coastline of 2024. As we ease into the new year, I hope you’re taking some time to wind down and enjoy the slower moments of life. Rest is when you cease to tie your self-worth to the value you produce, and these next few days are an opportunity to embody that reminder. With that said, this will be the final newsletter of the year, as I already have a lot in store when January arrives. There’s a big post on the nature of...

4 months ago • 4 min read
the embrace of agency

Hey friends, Thinking In Stories wrapped up two weeks ago, and I had such a wonderful time with the cohort. This course has now been taken by well over 100 students across 20+ countries, and I’m so thankful for the wonderful people that the program has attracted. It’s yet another example of how the work you create acts as a beacon for your values, which makes the process of finding your people so seamless. Now that the course is over, I’ve shifted my attention back toward creating stories of...

4 months ago • 3 min read
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