Hello! How is your week going? I’ve had a long. uneventful week at work, so I’m excited to step back and enjoy a bit of me-time. Bonus: three-day holiday weekend! What are you up to this weekend? I’m hoping to catch up with my parents and maybe a friend, but mostly I’m craving a few hours curled up with a good book. I’m debating between Scott Adams’ Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter, Matthew Walker’s Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams, and Aldous Huxley’s Island. Have you read any of these? What are you reading currently?
Hope you have a good one! Here are a few links from around the web. Feel free to share anything interesting you’ve stumbled upon in the comments.
- Quote I’ve been thinking about: “The only way to consciously deactivate a thought is to activate another. In other words, the only way to deliberately withdraw your attention from one thought is to give your attention to another.” ― Esther Hicks
- Questions you can ask instead of how are you?
- 127 Morning Rituals – The Ultimate List For Your Morning Routine.
Carl Jung and the Shadow: The Hidden Power of Our Dark Side. I’ve been deeply intrigued by Jung since reading his work during my first semester of college.
- What are you rehearsing at the moment? “Whatever our mind goes to is forming those same neural pathways whether we mean to or not. And as neuroscientist Richard Davidson says: neuroplasticity is neutral – junk in, junk out, good stuff in, good stuff out.”
What are your thoughts on Libra, Facebook’s cryptocurrency brainchild? Here’s everything you need to know. I’m personally not enthused. When large data-mining companies gain access to every financial choice, they claim the opportunity to trap low income and unbanked users in a system filled with high fees and to unilaterally claim user behavior as free raw material for translation into data and profit. We, the people, are trading our privacy for convenience.
- Can Tech Become Ethical, If It Learns to Be Mindful First? Government policies are trying to reign in big tech and a mass cultural shift seems to be taking place in a effort to reclaim the promise of the Internet while minimizing its consequences. I’ve been toying with a draft post addressing this very issue for over a year, so it may be time to revisit the idea.
- I would love to have either modern propagation planters or these wooden dowel plant holders in my home.
- Don’t edit your soul according to the fashion.
I’m reading some sci-fi, fantasy paranormal type books. I finished one recently called, “The Rook”. Loved it.
Island is a wonderful book 😊