I may be an English teacher, but my educational cartoons are here to help you with everyday LIFE as well! In this post, I’ve compiled sixteen of the most useful tips about life ideas for being happier and understanding our world on a deeper level. Enjoy!
Life Ideas, Illustrated
Illustrations can help us understand how to live better and happier lives by laying out useful concepts and paths forward! Browse these life ideas for a boost.
This may be the most practical (or shocking, depending on your perspective) article on my whole site. After 20 years of drinking multiple cups of coffee every day, I finally quit -- and lived to tell the tale and write down this tutorial for how you can do it, too -- plus see the perks (no pun intended) of cutting out those cups of Joe.
There's some simple and funny math that this cartoon story illustrates which lays out the time it takes to apologize and fix a problem, versus the time it takes to avoid it or cause further drama about it. I wrote this originally to address certain behaviors in my son (he enjoyed the story and quotes it now!) but many readers have written in that they think it applies to many adults, too! All of us at one point or another, in fact.
This article is far and away the most popular one I've ever published on this site. The comments section is fascinating, and shows that there are MANY people out there (like me!) who see colors like purple and yellow during meditation, Reiki, massage, acupuncture, or bodywork. Are you one?
Art enhances our world and society -- and daily life -- more than we even realize. It can even transform a city? See real examples here from around the world, including suggestions for fabulous new artists to follow.
Sometimes kids need a little adventure inspiration to eat those good, crunchy fruits and vegetables. I wrote this story to inspire my two young kids to grab for the broccoli and applies -- and it works!
"Foreshadowing" refers to hints of something that will come in the future. Though it's often taught in the context of literature and movies, it's all around us in our real lives, too! Learn how to notice those hints which flit around us, guiding future paths and sometimes even giving important warnings.
I don't know about you, but spelling the word "dilemma" correctly has caused a lot of anxiety in my life! For this reason, I created this funny cartoon memory trick to remember the correct letter order. I haven't misspelled is since!
The author and artist, Lillie Marshall, is a National Board Certified Teacher of English who has been a public school educator since 2003, and an experienced Reiki practitioner since 2018. All art on this site is original and hand-drawn by Lillie. She launched DrawingsOf.com Educational Cartoons in 2020, building upon the success of her other sites, AroundTheWorldL.com (established 2009), TeachingTraveling.com (founded 2010), and ReikiColors.com. Subscribe to Lillie’s monthly newsletter, and follow @WorldLillie on social media to stay connected!