Books, Deep thoughts

Our brains + skewed realities

This week I've run across the topic of "reality" vs. "people's personal perceptions" of things in multiple places. It is truly a fascinating topic. A frustrating and confusing topic, but fascinating. One place I saw this message was in the Kindle version of the old book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. (I hadn't used… Continue reading Our brains + skewed realities

Life, Productivity, Wisdom

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

Health

Notes on sun exposure and my dermatologist visit

I finally had my in person dermatologist visit yesterday. Earlier this summer I had a video appt. to discuss my skin issues + acne, which was extremely helpful. (See my post on my current skincare regimen here.) But I still wanted to get in for an in-person visit so I could have a full skin… Continue reading Notes on sun exposure and my dermatologist visit

Life, Weekends, Wisdom

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

Workouts

Back in the gym (again, again, again- okay for REAL)

Hey hey, look who finally went back to the gym yesterday!! I did. Typing this title made me cringe, because I know for a fact that I've written multiple "yay, look at me, I'm getting back to consistent gym exercise!!" posts over the past couple of years. And if I've written the same thing repeatedly,… Continue reading Back in the gym (again, again, again- okay for REAL)

Goals, School

September/ Slashing my 22 for 22 list

Happy September! Today is officially Back to School. Always lots of feelings- mostly seems like an attitude of "begrudging", from the boys, if that's a word. As in, they will go, obviously, but begrudgingly. Reluctantly. (It kind of annoys me that they seem SO ho-hum about back to school...I always found it at least somewhat… Continue reading September/ Slashing my 22 for 22 list