In “7 things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living,” writer Maria Popova shares her reflections on living a life that fulfills your heart, mind, and spirit.

The film is adapted from Popova’s beautiful October 2013 essay, where she wrote: “I share these here not because they apply to every life and offer some sort of blueprint to existence, but in the hope that they might benefit your own journey in some small way.”