Whoa. It’s really almost Christmas. This week has been a whirlwind, trying to get a gazillion things done before the end of the week when my family arrives from California. I have to say, there’s been a lot of rushing around and stress – a perfect recipe for crankiness.
I’ve been trying to find some moments of levity. Thank goodness for silly Instagram yoga challenges like #nohumbugyogis. Seriously, taking these photos (like the one here) have given me the shot of holiday cheer that I need and remind me to stop and laugh during the day.
I’m going to take the advice of some pretty smart ladies – my friend Carla and fellow blogger Heather. I’m going to focus on doing “what you can when you can” (#wycwyc) and I’m reminding myself that “You don’t have to make it big, you just have to make it matter.”
Smart ladies, right?
So, I’m not going to go super in-depth in this edition of Friday Round-Up. Afterall, it’s late. (Yes, I write my blog posts the night before I publish them. For someone who’s a planner, I’m not a planner in this respect.) There’s still some work I need to finish up and there are gifts from Santa that need to be wrapped so that they can be transported into the city so that on Christmas morning, two little boys (who will be having a sleepover on Christmas Eve) will wake up and find their gifts and stockings waiting for them.
Side note – Jasper is very concerned about how Santa will know where to bring their gifts since they won’t be home on Christmas morning.
I hope you enjoy these posts. Happy Holidays!!!
Love the One You’re With: The Case for Unplugging
The role of technology in our lives seems to elicit so many mixed emotions. I very much relate to Galit’s torn heart – the desire to unplug and be present with those around us and the desire to connect to connect and be close to others who I love and who are in distant places
Note to Selfie
Actually, I think that I first saw this piece when Carla shared it. It’s interesting to consider this article in conjunction with Galit’s above. The subtitle says, “We’re told that we spend too much time recording moments instead of living in them. That’s a false choice.” Is there a way that we can use social media mindfully?
There’s something about Cat’s writing that always gets me. Usually it’s some totally inappropriate reference or her sense of humor. But in this piece? It’s just her beautiful writing that you can feel just comes from her core. She’s right – we’re writers, creators and tellers of stories.
When did it get so complicated?
Yeah, when did the holidays get so complicated?
I’m beyond excited for Tina. She recently signed up for a 200-hour yoga teacher training program and I couldn’t be happier for her. Maybe it’s because her yoga story is somewhat similar to mine or maybe it’s because I know what this path involves and how transformative it can be and I’m excited for her. I loved how she view yoga in relationship to her religious faith. Her answer and open perspective is what’s going to make her an amazing yoga teacher.
Judging By Google Searches, Here Are The Things Americans Were Most Clueless About in 2013
This? I just thought was pretty hilarious. You can learn a lot from a person’s search history, right? Number 1 “What Is” search in the U.S? Twerking. Top “How To” search in New York City? How to levitate. Amazing. Who knew so many people in NYC wanted to levitate?
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