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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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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Haircut + Documentaries

Just jumping on quick before I dive into an afternoon of work. I took the morning off to get a haircut and color. I might be weird, but I hate getting my hair done. I really do not enjoy it at all. It takes too long, it’s boring, I find sitting next to the stylist making small talk chit chat…

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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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Deep thoughts, Wisdom

What really matters in life?

I have been wanting to share this for a few days now. It’s something I got in an email last week and it really made an impact on me! It made me pause and think for a few minutes about what life is all about, and what the end goal really is. Apparently, this is referred to as the “Charles…

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