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.”
- 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.