This is the first Shutterbean Checklist of September. What I'm reading, eating, inspired by, watching, etc.
Inspired by: Hmmm… People on YouTube, particularly Ali Abdaal who is quite engaging and talks about a lot of stuff YouTube-related like how to get started, tips and tricks for filming, etc. Watching: The Wilds, finished Red Oaks (sniff), we watched Hamilton a few weeks ago on Disney Plus, Uncle Frank, This is Us. I … Continue reading Monthly Check-In: February
This week, in addition to trying to nail my four foundational practices every day, and planning and teaching my classes, and training little Stella Bella in the fine art of Sit and Come, my attention has been pulled toward: Marie Kondo I’ve decided to start folding my clothes Marie Kondo-Style. I like it. Even though … Continue reading The Stuff I Found Oddly Compelling This Week
Last night was the first meeting of the book group. At this first meeting, I felt I needed to leverage my power as Group Instigator and Generous Benefactor Of Meeting Space, to impose a vision, my vision, of how this should roll. Without being too overbearing, but, I hope, making it clear that my continuing … Continue reading My Rules for a Book Group
Everyone has their own recipe for the perfect getaway. Here's mine:: B is for Beach. This morning we took a long walk down the beach to the lighthouse. This beach is famous for its shells, so much so that people walking along, looking down, are known for their slouching posture, named the "Sanibel Stoop." G … Continue reading This Getaway Brought To You By The Letter “B”
One of the things I love most about G's dad, Owen, is his love of reading. He always has a book going and when he is not out fishing, or fixing something in our house, or making a run to the dump with G (all things that happened this morning) he is on the couch … Continue reading What are you reading these days?
I often catch myself wishing I could talk to someone who reads the same kinds of books I read: non-fiction, self-development, new business paradigm-books. Also, books about the latest in neuroscience or the positive psychology movement, or mindfulness, or the place where spirituality and technology meet. Nobody I know reads those kinds of books. Nobody … Continue reading Reading
This has been a very long winter. But surprisingly, I am okay. I am not great, but I am fine. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being overjoyed and 1 being suicidal, I have maintained a solid 7 all winter. This is huge. (This is weird.) This is what has helped. Vitamin … Continue reading How I am surviving this hellish winter
I bought this book because of the title. I am a sucker for life-changing magic of any kind. (Tidying up is the least of it.) How about instead of “Tidying up” we go with “The Life-Changing Magic of: Getting Your Work Done Overcoming Obstacles Walking the Edges Weaving a Latticework of Community Hacking the Follow-Through … Continue reading The Life-Changing Magic of Everything
This year I set a goal to read a book a month, which seems pretty wimpy considering that I used to read a book a week in my college and grad school years. But the thing about reading now, as opposed to then, is that now I am reading for me, for my own edification, … Continue reading A Book Snob Finds Love On the Bestseller List