What I’ve been up to:
Really just more of the same – work, study, dance, walk the dogs – and it’s unlikely to change until mid-April, but we did have a lot of visitors over the weekend and that was fun.
What was beautiful: Springtime in Cascadia!
First buds and blossoms of spring and the equinox full moon
What I’m reading and listening to: Alain de Botton at Brain Pickings
Bluets, by Maggie Nelson
Erin’s Merrihew’s pep talk email this month
Method to Deal with Tiredness, Loneliness and Stress Survive a Mid-life Crisis with Dancing and Drugs The Psychopath Test at This American Life
Seth Godin asks
How Big is Your Unfillable Hole? How to find a volunteer gig that makes a difference It’s not enough to be right, you also have to be Kind What I’ve been up to:
Flamenco dancing, visiting with so many friends, trying to hang out in the sunshine as much as possible.
What was beautiful:
Hella gorgeous weekend, Seattle!
This elephant What I’m reading and listening to: Kids who spend time in nature are happier adults Travel less This orangutan fighting off a bulldozer What I’ve been up to:
Still studying and painting.
Study buddy Bluebird day on the mountains with my snow squad
Plus booking trips to White Rock and Wales for important people’s life events
What was beautiful:
The sliver of moon
Omakase sushi at Shiro’s What I’m reading and listening to: Trove of Mayan artifacts found Happiness really is just a state of mind
why that’s a hard place to get to Shaking things up at work by inspiring the black sheep What it’s like to have an ADHD brain Extreme Athleticism is the New Midlife Crisis
and not nearly enough of my psych materials…need to hit the books this weekend
What I’ve been up to:
Still studying, working, dancing but I have now made it back to yoga and running (hooray!) and working on painting the basement in my downtime. I think I’ve been holding it together ok without turning into too much of a stress case (although I am still pretty behind) but this morning my dog walked under my desk and got tangled in the power cable, pulled my computer into my coffee mug and dumped coffee all over my notes, notebook, art supplies, and leg. I jumped up and yelled, causing her to run into the cat, who then attacked my leg and much crying ensued. The irony of this is that I was writing an article on the benefits of pet ownership, which is now going to be even
more late. I hope my tutor gets the joke. the Before pic What was beautiful: The Spellbinding Swedish Song That Calls Cows Home What I’m reading and listening to: Maria Popova on On Being
Fleetwood Mac and the rest of the “Have a Great Day!” playlist on Spotify. Fingers crossed.
Indigenous Women Chiefs Protecting the Amazon
Posts about orca deaths –
Kayla and Tillicum – at Sea World. I thought everyone knew they were evil but it seems like I stepped down from my soapbox too soon. What I’ve been up to:
So much! I started school so am now busy cramming all kinds of psych knowledge into my brain and basically jettisoning anything I don’t need.
Frida Kahlo’s House
but then I also went to Cuba and Mexico City with my sister, checked off several life list items, chilled out on the beach and ate many tacos.
I saw enough of the snow to love playing with the dogs but then swapped to turquoise waters and sunshine – and am loving the winter sunshine in Seattle these days as well.
What was beautiful: So many artifacts at the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City Colors of Cuba Lynda Lowe’s exhibit at the Patricia Rozvar gallery This video This door, by Architect: Ernest Delune 📸 Manda on Flickr via Streetart Globe What I’m reading and listening to: The 4 Pillars of a fulfilling career Puppy pictures help Maybe Why You’re Always Apologizing Body Shape and First Impressions The Psychology of Supermarkets Communication over Compromise Unconscious Bias Favors Men at Work Microdosing The Deadly Truth About a World Built for Men We’re Optimizing Ourselves to Death. What happens when tech gives us more leisure time? We work. And then some more ways to be hyper productive.