In-Between Thoughts 11/20/19 — New reading and rereading

Workin' on them boulder shoulders! Goodness, it's been a hot minute since I've lifted weights. I've been doing Insanity 4-5 times a week and running 9 miles every Sunday, so I'm moving and challenging my body, but now that I'm no longer working on campus it's hard to get to the Rec Center consistently. I've … Continue reading In-Between Thoughts 11/20/19 — New reading and rereading

Your Brain on Philanthropy: Anchoring Effect

I was taking a bath when I read about the Anchoring Effect. (I'm basically Archimedes.) It hit me so hard I actually stopped reading, put my book on the floor, and stared into my Rosemary-Mint scented bubbles for a long time. Holy crap. I've been doing this wrong since I started fundraising. My failure to … Continue reading Your Brain on Philanthropy: Anchoring Effect

How to avoid psychological and environmental collapse, by Erich Fromm

Part II of Jana's tales of "OMG I READ THE MOST TRANSFORMATIVE AND LIFE-CHALLENGING BOOKS WHILE ON OUR PARADISE VACATION." A book about surviving emotional and psychological faceplants, a novel about the Holocaust, a book about how to avoid psychological and ecological disaster, and a book about murder. The only book I didn't get to … Continue reading How to avoid psychological and environmental collapse, by Erich Fromm

Stories, boundaries, and compassion: thoughts on Rising Strong by BrenĂ© Brown

As I mentioned in my previous post, I had a rather miraculously wonderful bout of reading on vacation. It was both the worst and best time to read books that forced my self-reflection. On one hand, I didn't have the constant busyness of life to distract and interrupt introspection! Yay, insights! ... on the other, … Continue reading Stories, boundaries, and compassion: thoughts on Rising Strong by BrenĂ© Brown

April books-I-started-and-still-need-to-finish (you have to finish books to have favorites)

Just in time to still be in May! Oof, and now I need to start corralling my May reads. BLARGH. Anyway, as much as I have enjoyed starting a habit of sharing my "favorite reads" lists per month with y'all, April was filled with articles and half-read books. My "reading" shelf on Goodreads is waaaaay … Continue reading April books-I-started-and-still-need-to-finish (you have to finish books to have favorites)