What is essential to pursuing a philosophical life? This article will likely not stay stagnant, but evolve as ideas are formed and new activities are identified. These ideas are rather from a data point of one, from the subjective and biased perspective of the author who has been developing how to live her own philosophical life mostly by observing others who live philosophically. The journey is ongoing. Some people live philosophically who do not claim to be philosophers, while many others claim to be philosophers who do not seem to live philosophically. Likely a future article will address what philosophical attitudes look like and other articles will offer arguments for some assertions made here, while this text specifically addresses the practical activities that are pursued to nourish philosophical living.