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 fascinating. Anyway, in the episode…

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Gratitude

A post bad day good list

Well, sorry about that extremely negative brain dump post yesterday. I felt a tiny bit embarrassed to share all of that, in part because maybe it was exposing some inner insecurities and weaknesses in a public setting. 🙂 And also because it sort of felt like whining over “silly” problems. I generally think that stewing over negativity is pretty unproductive…

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Gratitude, Random

A Good List

Last night I was in the kitchen quickly browning some taco meat before swim practice, and the nightly local news came on. In the first 30 seconds, they announced the top 3 stories for the evening. They were: 1) a heart-wrenching report of a 7 year old girl who drowned over the weekend in a nearby river 2) the story…

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Gratitude, Life

Sunday gratitude

A Sunday gratitude brain dump: We got to watch Ethan’s soccer game last night, and my parents met us there. He scored the first goal of the game and it was a beautiful one. I’m grateful no one blinked, looked away, accidentally missed it, etc. 🙂 (Every parent with kids in sports knows what I mean?? Why does this always…

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Gratitude

Good among the not-so-good

The week is chugging along in an odd way, but since time doesn’t stop for anything, here we are at Thursday. 🙂 Without disclosing more than I care to in this space, I will speak for myself only and say that I currently feel great (physically). However, a COVID+ contact has been struggling with some significant symptoms, which has the…

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