Staying Connected and Cheerful Through the Pandemic

I just took a yoga class in my guest bedroom. The instructor was in her house, and the other students … More Staying Connected and Cheerful Through the Pandemic

One Way to Unstick a Stalled Project

The number one reason I don’t finish projects is that I get stuck. Usually, I don’t know what to do next, like when I put together part of a quilt before I’ve designed all of it (a mistake I have made more than once). Sometimes, I don’t know how to take the next step. Daunted by the unknown, I let the project go fallow instead of tackling the challenge.

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Nature Journaling: How Doing Less Can Lead to More

In my struggle to do more nature journaling, I got some help from a recent episode of The Nature Journal Show by Marley Peifer on burnout. While I’m not burnt out, his advice helps make nature journaling both fun and easy to do. In fact, you can apply most of his advice to any creative activity you enjoy. Two of the eight tips in his 15-minute video have already helped me.

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Want to Be Happier? Talk to Strangers

I’ve been listening to a fascinating podcast called The Happiness Lab by Dr. Laurie Santos. She is a professor of Psychology at Yale University and a great story teller. Based on scientific findings, her show focuses on some of the more surprising and counter intuitive facts about happiness. We may think we know what will make us happy, but we are often wrong.

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Resist Insidious Virtue and Live

I didn’t post on Wednesday for a reason. After three days of doing paperwork for taxes, I found myself unable to settle down and follow my usual routine. Even though I had a draft to work with, I didn’t do the research or find the photos for the blog post I thought I’d put up yesterday. Instead, I played hooky.

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