UBUNTUN – Zulu Nguni

Humanity towards others but often with the more philosoph al meaning the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity.

MERAKI – Greek

Doing something with soul, creativity, or love. When you put something of yourself into what you’re doing.

KOMOREBI – Japanese

The interplay between the light and the leaves when sunlight filters through the trees.


To travel or wander around from place to place.

DÈRIVE – French

To drift unplanned, led only by the landscape.

NEFELIBATA – Portugese

Cloud walker, one who lives in the cloud of their own imagination or dreams or one who does not abide by the precepts of society, literature or art.


Too great to be expressed in words.

MAMIHLAPTINATAPAI – from the Yaghan language of Tierra del Fuego in Argentina

The wordless look between two people who both desire something, yet are equally reluctant to initiate.

WABI-SABI – Japanese

An ancient Japanese philosophy focused on accepting the imperfect and transient nature of life. You simply need to shift your perspective from one of perfecting to one of appreciating.

NUNCHI – Korean

The ability to gauge the mood of others, read the atmosphere, and react appropriately.

NAZ – Urdu

The pride you feel from being loved.