Notes on Week 2 of my digital declutter

Well, believe it or not, for one of the few times in my life I am out of words. My visit to Palmyra was something I never expected and an experience like no other. I am awed and humbled and so, so, SO grateful that I fell arse-first into a job that allows me to … Continue reading Notes on Week 2 of my digital declutter

Emotions need us to provide the words

I went to a nonprofit training the other day, and in the course of talking about how to define the "why" of your organization, the speaker talked about the limbic area of the brain. You know my ears perked right up. (THE HUMAN BRAIN IS AWESOME.) The limbic system is the seat of our emotions, … Continue reading Emotions need us to provide the words

Envy: the fuel of resolutions (but it's not always a bad thing!)

It's that time of year where we start thinking about the ways we can make our lives better (aka, time for RESOLUTION EXTRAVAGANZA). Sadly, many of our resolutions come out of a process that includes a whopping dose of envy. We see someone enjoying something good (whether a trait or an object) and we think, … Continue reading Envy: the fuel of resolutions (but it's not always a bad thing!)

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