Yesterday I was thinking a lot about Facebook and how, ever since I watched that Tristan Harris documentary, The Social Dilemma, I have been really wanting to be done with it. Every time I open the app I feel like I’m stepping into a sandbox in Chernobyl: a toxic, radioactive playground. A place I … Continue reading Facebook Might Be Good For Something
It was a hard, but insightful month. I hope I can stay aligned.
I'm sitting here suffocating in calendars and planners. It's not a bad way to die, actually. Today is New Years Day and I'm a little hung over from too much champagne last night, but before I went to bed I remembered to delete from my phone: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. I also deleted The New … Continue reading Digital De-Clutter Day 1
Yesterday we cleaned out the freezers. The one attached to the fridge, and the chest freezer in the basement. In the process I discovered I had 34 pounds of flour. And I rarely bake. What am I doing with all this flour? Oat flour, quinoa flour, Pillsbury Unbleached while, Bob's gluten-free baking flour, Superfine rice … Continue reading 34 Pounds of Flour and Waffles
Imagine what would have happened if the artist who drew Where's Waldo? had put just a little more space around Waldo? We would have picked him out immediately, right? When there is just a little more space around things, they come into view; we can see them. They can move and breathe and make choices. Today when … Continue reading I Need to Friend Waldo on Facebook
Thanks to my power juice, and rest, and lots of reading, I think my bout of the crud is on the way out. I felt energetic enough this afternoon to go to Wegmans and re-stock the fruits and veggies. In the Nature's Marketplace section I ran into one of my friends and yoga students and … Continue reading The Problem with Facebook
So just in time for Spring Break, I am battling some kind of upper respiratory thing. (greaaaat..) Nothing like a garbage-y cough and a woozey head to start the weekend. My first day of Facebook-less-ness went off without a hitch. Don't even miss it. It was so easy, I gave up Pinterest, too. I am … Continue reading Sitting on the couch, reading.
I was talking to Emily the other day, and the conversation turned to what we are reading these days. Em always has a book or two going, and she was telling me that her employees are all voracious readers, too. When they are on break at work, they all sit and read. She loves that … Continue reading Media Fast
Last week I finished reading Gretchin Rubin's The Happiness Project and now I am deeply involved in Jonathan Haidt's The Happiness Hypothesis and I went to the new Victoria theater in Blossburg and saw the movie Social Network and today the plumber was here all day installing a new kitchen sink and faucet. And last … Continue reading What I Have Been Doing While I’ve Not Been Here
I love blogs. I read a lot of them too, and am inspired and blown away by them. On most of the blogs I read, I am what is known as a “lurker.” I just read and never comment. I don’t know why, I just don’t. But today I read a post and felt like … Continue reading Blogs