Deep thoughts, Podcasts

Discipline

I'm always very intrigued by the concept of discipline. Self-discipline, I should clarify. There's something inspiring about observing people who are exceptionally disciplined, and it seems like an elusive "life skill" for many people. An area people commonly wish to improve on. Cal Newport's podcast yesterday focused on discipline with his guest, author Ryan Holiday.… Continue reading Discipline

Kids, Life, Podcasts

2 Random Things on a Friday: a shrinking vacation window and social media

1. Vacation Thoughts I saw a post in a local Facebook group about our high school sports teams starting up practice this week. (So, very early in August.) This made me pause... We typically like to plan our bigger family trips in August, because it is normally our "free month". Asher's pretty intensive swim season… Continue reading 2 Random Things on a Friday: a shrinking vacation window and social media

Goals, Health, Podcasts, Workouts

Over the 8 day hump/ nutrition podcast rec

I'm happy to report that I am still tracking my macros. Yesterday was Day 8. "Day 8" (or thereabouts) tends to be my kryptonite. Usually, any time I try to implement a change, or do a "program" (like when I tried repeatedly to do the #75Hard program...), I go forth strong for...about 8 days. I… Continue reading Over the 8 day hump/ nutrition podcast rec

Goals, Podcasts, Productivity

30 day challenges

So far, so good with my "March" challenge to limit social media to only 15 minutes per day. Besides using the timer, I'm not imposing any other limits of when I can use it. So, most days I end up checking facebook several times during the morning-early afternoon. And then I run out of time… Continue reading 30 day challenges

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

Parenting, Podcasts

Quotes on parenting + mental load

I did listen to the Best of Both Worlds episode on Division of Labor & Mental Load the other day, and I found myself nodding along with interviewee Allison Daminger. I was out walking, so I snapped some screenshots to remember particular segments that spoke to me. I love the tip to screenshot podcasts when… Continue reading Quotes on parenting + mental load

Kids, Podcasts

Ethan’s new adventure! +podcast rec

I'm writing about ~40 minutes later than usual this morning, because due to another winter storm (this time involving freezing rain AND snow...oh joy), school is virtual today. The decision was made yesterday afternoon already, which was I guess nice for planning purposes. I'm okay with a slower morning and I begged the boys to… Continue reading Ethan’s new adventure! +podcast rec