Misc., Wisdom

“The Three R’s” lesson + misc. life

My Don't Sweat the Small Stuff desk calendar taught a good lesson this week, spread out over the last few days. Thought I'd share it here for your benefit, too. ๐Ÿ™‚ It said (in summary): To become a less reactive, happier person, remember the three R's: 1- Responsive Act appropriately to the actual issue at… Continue reading “The Three R’s” lesson + misc. life

Life, Weekends

Non-fall fun weekend :)

Happy Monday! My desk calendar also informs me that today is the "Queen's Birthday" celebration holiday in Western Australia, so, happy birthday to the Queen, if you happen to live in Western Australia. ๐Ÿ™‚ How was your weekend? Mine was good. I do find that despite "looking forward" to the weekend/ no work/ etc... sometimes… Continue reading Non-fall fun weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

Friday 5

Friday 5: fall books, XC, meals, WFH & workouts!

I haven't done one of these in a long time! Feeling it today, though. ๐Ÿ™‚ 1- It is fall. Being the fall loving person that I am, I know it's odd I haven't addressed this fact yet on the blog. We are actually having a snap of cooler (but in a lovely, beautiful way, not… Continue reading Friday 5: fall books, XC, meals, WFH & workouts!

Gratitude, Podcasts

Hedonic Adaptation + Gratitude

On my walk the other night I fired up an episode of the Hidden Brain podcast, with Shankar Vadantam. I hadn't listened to this one in a while, and the episode's title "Where Happiness Hides" caught my eye. Obviously, I'm a total social science/ psychology geek....LOVE that kind of stuff and I find it really… Continue reading Hedonic Adaptation + Gratitude

Life

A better Tuesday

I'm happy to report that Tuesday, September 14, was exponentially better than Tuesday, September 7. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was still our "busiest" day of the week....Ethan had piano right after school AND soccer later. Asher had cross country right after school AND swim later. I have to drive to/ from piano, and do CC pick up.… Continue reading A better Tuesday