Axe Throwing and Meditation

Axe throwing date night was a success! It was great to get out and have something new to try together. My husband and I got a little competitive, tied for the highest scoring game, and I lost by one game. But it was smiles all over the place!

Since our schedules do not always match, we are going to take turns setting up a montly adventure date night. Excited to see what my husband plans next month! The new found minimalist in me is enjoying the experiences and taking a single picture to mark the memory.

In other news, I started back with meditating. I felt off, out of balance, and not true to myself or how I wanted to live. So back to meditating I go. I don’t feel the need to beat myself up over stopping. I am proud of myself for realizing and utilizing this tool. I also spent a night on my front porch this week just reading until the sunset and I couldn’t see.

  • Best Podcasts of the Week
  • What’s Cooking
  • New Hobby
  • What am I reading?
  • House Hack
  • Random Stuff

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. – Shakespeare

Best Podcasts of the Week

After reading two of Sarah Knight’s books, I just had to check her out on some podcasts. Check out her episode on Vibe Tribe Wellness, Ctrl Alt Delete, and Intention. Absolutely excellent!

Vibe Tribe Wellness had another awesome episode on manifesting anything into your life. Oh my #1 goal is going to happen!

Show Notes: “You’ve probably heard about manifesting, but do you really understand how to do it?! A few years ago we got deep into The Secret and Abraham Hicks, which were great intros into manifesting for us. As we’ve been on our own manifesting journeys, we’ve realized that what we learned in those books didn’t quite cover all the details.

So today we’re breaking manifesting down into 5 simple steps from our own personal experiences.”

One of my most favorite authors, Gretchen Rubin, had an amazing podcast this week, episode 240: Very Special Episode: Use the Emergency Kit for Anxiety, Worry, and Stress.

Show Notes: “For this Very Special Episode, we talk about the Emergency Kit for Anxiety—a long list of strategies to put to work immediately to manage anxiety, worry, stress, and fear.

  1. Reframing
  2. Calm your breathing
  3. Reach out to others
  4. Proximity
  5. Distraction
  6. Planning
  7. Preparation
  8. Take action in the world
  9. Making a list
  10. Energy
  11. Identify the problem
  12. Schedule time to worry
  13. Seek more information on something that’s worrying you

Happier in Hollywood convinced me to listen to a mom and summer camp owner to make work more enjoyable in Episode 123: How To Be A Happy Camper At Work With Audrey Monke.

Show Notes: “Audrey Monke, author of Happy Campers: 9 Summer Camp Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults. Audrey owns Gold Arrow Camp, and her tips for developing a positive culture at camp are just as relevant to the workplace. Some advice? Take a moment to say good morning. And build in time for compliments! This week’s Hollywood Hack: arrive early.

What’s Cooking

Literally nothing new and that is ok. Sometimes you cook to survive and other times to surprise. This week has been cook to survive.

New Hobby

Setting silly string traps at work. I shot myself twice just trying to set the trap. You win some, you lose some! We all laughed and nobody got hurt!

What am I reading?

Cozy mysteries! This week I finished the second book in Carolyn Haines’ A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery series, Buried Bones. The ups, the downs, the twists and turns kept me hooked the whole time!

Next up is the third in Sarah Knight’s No Fucks Given Guide series, You Do You: How to Be Who You Are and Use What You’ve Got to Get What You Want.

House Hack

Many people complain to me how messy and cluttered their homes are but refuse to take any steps I suggest. They say that KonMari is overwhelming. I would like to counter with one single question. Isn’t your clutter overwhelming? Just saying…

Marie Kondo, Joshua Becker, and Gretchen Rubin all offer amazing tips and methods to tidy once and for all. And I mean once and for all. If you tidy and then break the habits that got you to overwhelm, then you truly only have to do it once.

Random Stuff

Visited all of my doctors well before the last week of the year!

Embracing the fall season without PSL. No judgment if PSL is your thing.

Throwing axes in my new favorite date night.

Walking slowly to take in all of the fall colors and decorations.

Getting a cold nose when I stick my head out window on a car ride. 🐾

What a wonderful place this would be if we all endeavored to be kind to just one stranger each day. – Anonymous

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