“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ― Philip Pullman

HavingTime creates a safe space for people to share their stories. When we are going through hardship, it can be hard to feel like we’re not alone. Our purpose is to share personal stories to counter this feeling of isolation and create a wonderful community of sharing and connectedness.

We are a digital magazine for people around the globe who seek and share inspiration. We publish bracingly inspiring and intelligent content with a broad worldview. Our stories of contemporary thinking are rooted in the knotty questions of profound importance to real people.

HavingTime was founded by Lesya Li, a curious storyteller, chronic insomniac, avid book reader and psychology nerd. When Lesya launched havingtime, her sole ambition was to share her growth and coping strategies, her deepest fears, and most rewarding successes. Over time, friends and acquaintances inspired by her stories asked to share their stories too, and the rest is history.

Over the last nine years, HavingTime has been lucky enough to host hundreds of authors, self-development experts and highly successful entrepreneurs from all over the globe – contributing their unique voices to our community.

We hope that Havingtime is a heartfelt and welcoming space that gives not only advice but also builds deep connections and provides support – because we can’t put a price tag on the feeling of belonging. Please do join our community on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

We hope you enjoy the inspiration as much as we enjoy curating and writing it.

Lesya Li + HavingTime team.

Lesya Li

Lesya Li is a founder of HavingTime – a digitally native story magazine for people that need to share inspiration and be inspired.

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