Meditation Monday

I’ve been trying to meditate more regularly. Boy howdy do I need it! Today’s guided meditation was a lesson on equanimity. e·qua·nim·i·ty /ˌekwəˈnimədē/ noun – mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation. The message that rang true was to remind myself that other people are Read more…

Saving My Sanity

Note: in an effort to become a better writer, blog more often, and maybe grow readers, I’m posting this on Medium too. If you’re so inclined, I would love a clap or a share or whatever. Thx. Part of my morning routine, besides putting away dishes, starting coffee, making breakfast, and Read more…

Digital Detox – done

And that’s a wrap! I did my “digital detox” for the 30 days of April. You can read the rules I setup on that link, but basically I removed most notifications from my phone/watch and committed to not checking most social media sites on my phone or computer for 30 Read more…

Digital Detox – halfway point

Yesterday marked two weeks of going through my “digital detox”. I followed Cal Newport’s direction for a 30 day digital detox from his book “Digital Minimalism.” I had been losing my interest in most social media platforms anyway and had become especially weary of all the pro and anti-President stuff Read more…

I got this

This year has been a rough start for me. Between losing a month of pay with the government shutdown (contractors didn’t get backpay), my contract waiting to be awarded, our dog passing away, and more responsibilities in general, I feel like I’ve been pulled in too many directions at once. Read more…

Tales From The Furlough

It’s been a rough couple weeks for me since the government shutdown started. The first two weeks were pretty easy because the whole family was home for winter break. But now they’re all back in school and I’m just sort of floating around trying to get stuff on my task Read more…

Goodreads Reading Challenge

Last year I signed up for Goodreads‘ Reading Challenge. I purchased a used Kindle Paperwhite in December 2017 because I decided I needed to read more … especially more than just professional texts related to work. So I committed to reading 15 books in 2018. I figured I could read just Read more…

My Three Words for 2019

Last year I tried to theme my year with three words rather than commit myself to resolutions that I knew I wouldn’t keep anyway. I first heard of the concept from Mike Vardy, who in turn took the concept from Chris Brogan. My words last year were Mindful, Endure, and Hygge. As I reflected Read more…

20 Things To Start Doing

I can’t remember where I originally saw this graphic, but had it saved in my images folder. If you know, please let me know so I can credit the original! Such a great list though …