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4 Cool Things to Ponder This Weekend

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There's so much to be informed and inspired by...

And, in this world of information overload and quickening time clocks...

Here are few things I've been touching on this week.

 

 

Inspiration Tembi-Missionfor the Belly & the Soul: I'm inspired by my beautiful friend, Tembi Locke, who has turned her grief and story into an inspiring experience for community and communication. The Kitchen Widow, as she puts it, " is a modern take on the age-old kitchen table conversation – an inspirational online platform dedicated to raising awareness about how we can support each other through times of illness and grief. Here we reclaim the lost art of comforting the soul. We do it around delicious food." Her Sicilian recipes are mouth-watering. Check out her take on this kitchen staple: Red Wine-Infused Sea Salt Yum!

 


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Interesting Tidbit45 Ways to Avoid Using the Word Very from South African writer Amanda Patterson. Who knew the word 'very' was so very annoying and very overused? (what I meant to say is, who knew the word 'very' was so aggravating and saturated? Hmmm, okay. 

 

 

 

Helpful Article: I've talked in other posts about how decluttering your space can unclutter your energy and your mind: Clean Your Junk Drawer, Clean Your Mind so I'm always interested in ways to live in that clear space.

Here's some easy daily suggestions form the pros for ongoing unclutter-ness around the house: 9 Things Professional Organizers Do Every Day

 

Crazy, Genius Words of Encouragement: There's a reason this Jim Carrey graduation speech has gotten over 9 million views. Funny, brilliant and oh so encouraging rules for life. I've watched several times and always take something else away.  The whole thing is juicy, but here are some high points: having no limits (5:00 in), fear (10:20), currency (13:55), Self (18:20), letting go (22:30), hope & faith (24:45)

 

 

Enjoy your ponderings and have an incredible weekend!!

 

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5 Things to Ponder This Weekend


Take Time to Ponder

 

 

Here are a few things to ponder, try, question and while away the hours with this weekend...

 

 

 

 

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Site with great ideas: whether you're short on space or need to reorg the space you got, this is a one-stop blog. Check out Jen's tips on Socks!  

 

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 Thought Changing Book: phrases like "life-changing" are tossed around pretty freely. But, this book, which I'm still reading, is thought-changing, mind blowing and is rocking my world in earthquake fashion! A friend turned my on to it last weekend and I can't stop thinking about it. It's like a GPS for your own life journey, stuff that hits a truth that's been hidden, even from yourself. Author Stephen Cope says, "in order to have a fulfilling life you must, in fact, discover the deep purpose hidden at the very core of your self." As you delve in you can't hide anymore! 

 

 

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Interesting Article: So money can buy a certain amount of happiness, but according to this article, long term happiness is buoyed more by experiences than things. 

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

 

Awesome TED Talk: Speaking of happiness, former Harvard professor and Good Think, Inc. CEO Shawn Acher's talk is captivating.  The Happy Secret to Better Work

 

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Time Suck App Worth the Time: I grew up doing jigsaw puzzles during long weekends and vacations. It was, and is, a great way to engage the left brain while allowing the right to breathe and recharge. Now, I'm OBSESSED with the App MAGIC PUZZLES. I even created one of Maggie, my cat. 

 

 

 

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5 Things to Ponder This Weekend

One of the advantages of being attracted to "shiny objects" is I'm always running into interesting things.

Here are few things to ponder, contemplate, be inspired by and do this weekend.

Take Time to Ponder

Cool Soundssoundrown - ambient sounds to help you focus and relax. The Waves are my fave. 

Interesting Interview: I love Tim Ferriss Show Podcast. Here's a good one. With Tara Brach on Overcoming FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)

Pinterest Board Worth Following: Okay, I must admit I'm a little obsessed with Pinterest. Here's the latest board I'm loving: Book Club - awesome suggestions for getting in some last Summer reads. Also, come join me over there! Me on Pinterest 

Wonderful Movie: I attended a screening last weekend of the new animated film "Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet". This movie is a cinematic treat. Story and gorgeous images put to Gibran's brilliant words. 

The Moon: this weekend there will be a waxing crescent moon. Check it out and take a little time to ponder!

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

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Indecision is the Enemy of Spontaneity

Some thoughts, and perhaps thought changers, on one my least favorite places to be: Indecision.

  • Indecision is the enemy of spontaneity.
  • Indecision is the enemy of the artist.
  • Indecision is the downfall of the parent.
  • Indecision is the downfall of fruition.
  • Indecision is a self-imposed prison.
  • Indecision is the enemy of invention.

SpontaneityIn fact, indecision cripples invention.  It cripples marriage proposals, cripples IPO’s, cripples education, cripples war. And, peace.

The very nature of indecisiveness stunts the very nature.

Where would we be if Mother Nature couldn’t make up her mind? Would an apple tree become a river? Would an ant be dissatisfied with being an ant? Would an albatross wish it were a hummingbird? Would a sunflower decide to stay in bed? If Mother Nature waffled and just couldn’t make the definitive decision that everything in nature has its predetermined role to play, where would we be?

Where would we be if we always straddled the fence between yes and no?

Where would we be if we couldn’t decide between this and that? Up or down? In or out? Now or later?

Where would we be if a life or death decision was impossible to make? Dead?

Is that when we cease to be?

Free will is the mother of indecision. Without free will there’s no decision to make. Whatever is, is.

But here's the good news: free will is what gives us choice.

  • Choice is the decision.
  • Choice is the power to attract the life we want.
  • Choice is the power to transform.
  • Choice is awareness and being in the now.
  • Choice is freedom.
  • Choice is a friend of spontaneity.
  • Choice is a friend to the artist.
  • Choice is the peace of mind of the parent.
  • Choice nurtures fruition.
  • Choice is the lover of invention.

 Choice doesn’t have to be forever. It’s just right now. It gets us out of the vast and chaotic place called indecision.

Choice kicks indecision’s ass.

Choice is the thing. Just make one.

 

 

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