What’s Good? On May 30th…

Here’s this week’s favorites  – from the tiny corner of the interweb that I hang out in.

I liked this, but I would have to add that there is a very important (and obvious) relationship missing from the list which is the one we have with God. I think our spiritual relationship is definitely one of the most important and should have made it on to this otherwise broadly-encompassing list.

5.30.2014 - 3 Most Important



Could you be in the wrong career? [seen at DailyWorth)

5.30.2014 - Career be wrong












Continuing down that path, Danielle LaPorte offers:

Can’t decide which idea to pursue?
Here’s THE key question + ten more to help you choose.
verge of a miracle



24 Tricks to Survive Summer Heat 

(because we don’t have that luxe A/C stuff at our house…)




What I did this week:

I got sick. It was a total blast. There was like radioactive neon green gunk in my nose and lungs, and walking upstairs left me feeling like I’d run a marathon. Everything tasted weird and I slept horribly.

BUT – First Step Experience started again last weekend which brought me SO much joy, and I got my car back from the body shop on Saturday, and being partly bed-ridden allowed me to dive into The Power of Habit, so the week wasn’t a total loss.


On the matter of books:

I highly encourage you to read The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. For a non-fiction title to actually grip me, like a novel might, was pretty cool. The fact that I am barreling through this book as if it were a novel is even cooler. Definitely a great read – totally recommend!

Now, on the other hand…I thought I would read Your Primal Body because I like to know about things that are happening in the fitness world, and Amazon people were saying that the author is like the go-to-girl in the world of Paleo/Primal/Paranoid…whatever they call it.

And I started to write a review of the book, but have decided to hold off and instead just say that I didn’t like it. My not-liking is due partly to the author’s writing (style?…or lack thereof?) and partly to the content. The main principles themselves aren’t terrible, but I don’t like to read books that leave me feeling like I need to fact-check everything I just absorbed.

Not that I know who I would direct you to as an alternative if this lifestyle is of interest to you. Then again, maybe the truth is that I wouldn’t direct you toward any of this until I personally experiment with and benefit from it. Which probably won’t even happen because something about this whole deal just rubs me the wrong way. Almost to an insulting point…like I feel the need to stand up and fight for the rights of wrongly-accused oatmeal.

But I digress…point being, if you want a paleo diet book, don’t choose this one. In fact…as of today, May 30th 2014, I would say not to choose any of them. It all still sounds to me like a bunch of hoopla and bro science, at best.  Just try eating clean and exercising in ways that make you feel good.


Quote of the Week:

(which is actually a poem, in honor of the awesomeness that Maya Angelou brought to our world)

Phenomenal Woman


Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need for my care.
’Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

may angelou









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