At the Moment … little happies

A few thoughts on happies in my life lately.... 1. A couple months ago, I was super bummed because I had torn our apartment apart and couldn't find my grad school copy of Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature. It had all my notes, my lovingly dog-eared pages... I was more bummed than I thought … Continue reading At the Moment … little happies

Digital decluttering

A friend recently posted on Instagram a list of her favorite books from 2019. (Or, as she so awesomely put it, "the books I couldn't shut up about.") While several new-to-me titles intrigued me, there was one I went out and purchased right away: Cal Newport's Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy … Continue reading Digital decluttering

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

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 Brené 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 Brené Brown