In honor of the new month of March (aka the start of SPRING in my mind), I want to share the lyrics to a song that always feels like instant sunshine to me when I hear it. It also REALLY makes me wish I were a better salsa dancer, and that I could instantly transport… Continue reading Instant sunshine
Quotes of the month so far
Just want to share some of my favorite quotes I've written down so far this month: 🔷 "Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." - James Baldwin 🔷 "Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts." -Nikki Giovanni… Continue reading Quotes of the month so far
Monday motivation: eliminate destructive mental habits
I set two calendar entries aside last week to save them: Read that again: If you have destructive mental habits- if you get annoyed and bothered easily, if you feel angry and frustrated a great deal of the time, or if you're constantly wishing things were different- these identical tendencies will follow you wherever you… Continue reading Monday motivation: eliminate destructive mental habits
A simple reminder
"If you live complaining, life will give you more things to complain about. If you live giving thanks, life will give you more reasons to be thankful." Two things I'm grateful for today: Ethan living the good life, visiting the White House! A crisp, pre-dusk walk with Ivan last night, ending at the soccer field… Continue reading A simple reminder
I mentioned probably way back in July that I had started reading Tim Ferriss' book Tribe of Mentors. Well, long story short, I'm still reading it. I had to renew it multiple times and re-check it out, but I'm finally getting close to the end. It is a 569 page book. I need to return… Continue reading Quote dump!
Information and overconfidence in decision making… plus other misc.
Some misc. things today..... 1- I read a short story about decision making yesterday: A psychologist gathered up 8 professional horse handicappers and told them he wanted to see how well they could predict the winners of horse races. Their test was to predict 40 horse races in four rounds. In round 1: Each gambler… Continue reading Information and overconfidence in decision making… plus other misc.
3 small things making a positive impact
There have been 3 relatively small things that have been making a positive impact on me lately. I won't claim that I'll continue these forever, but for now, they seem to be helping. #1: Laying out my clothes before bed. I usually just put on workout clothes first thing in the morning, so it's not… Continue reading 3 small things making a positive impact
Long weekend + Monday motivation on a Tuesday
I was excited for this long weekend, and it did not disappoint. On the whole, it felt pretty relaxing. We still did things, but there was also a lot of downtime. Anniversary dinner out Friday Cleaned (most) of the house on Saturday Ethan started his job! Went in hot tub several times (we're having much… Continue reading Long weekend + Monday motivation on a Tuesday
Quotes/ Wisdom – Tribe of Mentors
I've been slowly plugging along through Tribe of Mentors by Timothy Ferriss, and I'm really enjoying it. I try to write down at least one quote from each interview in my notebook. The book is full of great WISDOM! I had no pictures to go with this post, so I found this owl. He is… Continue reading Quotes/ Wisdom – Tribe of Mentors
Every morning in my little "highlight journal", I jot down a positive quote. (In between my daily summary paragraph (top part) and my bullet journal style recap (bottom half) which tracks my workouts, meals, accomplishments, gratitude, etc.) I thought I'd share a few I've written down lately: "Don't base your decisions on the advice of… Continue reading Positive quotes