Outstanding Articles and Books
- Understanding Inappropriate Behavior
- Are You On a Path to Nowhere? How to Gain Clarity and Live Passionately
- 10 Ways to Develop a Mastery Mindset
- Thirty Five
- 12 Key Zen Habits
- What Is Stress and Why You Might Experience It More Than Others
- Think Magic
- The Future of Advertising
- Simply Perfect Food
- Boundaries and Burnout
- Focus, Take Action, and Invent Something New
- You Can Be Busy or Remarkable – Not Both
- You’re Approach to Mistakes Defines Your Success
I haven’t had time to read much this month, but I’ve been revisiting books on food intolerance and food sensitivity to help reduce pain and inflammation. The right diet does wonders! Two of my favorites include:
- The Low Oxalate Cookbook
- Dealing with Food Allergies, A Practical Guide to Detecting Culprit Foods and Eating a Healthy, Enjoyable Diet
If you are new to blogging or would like to learn to blog more effectively with simplicity, focus, and integrity, you might like The Goodblog Project. I highly recommend this 4-week course, which begins May 6th This is the last time Courtney Carver is offering the course so don’t miss out if you think it might be for you. You can read all about The Goodblog Project in this article: A Gentle Approach to Better Blogging. As a graduate of the course, I’ll be participating too. Maybe I’ll see you there.
On the very same day, I’m starting Tammy Strobel’s course Writing in the Digital Age. I can’t wait. Although I’m a seasoned writer, I look forward to learning all of Tammy’s tips and tricks, and connecting with a community of wordsmiths.
The Heart of April: Change
Writing a brief monthly review helps me to celebrate my accomplishments and stay focused on what really counts. Sharing my review may inspire you to be more intentional too.
In April, my husband and I moved from a 1,800 square foot house to a 450 square foot studio with space (outside) for an orchard. Living in close quarters has gone remarkably well. Still, one room is a little tight for two, especially when it comes to sound travel. We plan to expand our living space a bit, but our goal is to live more simply.
Although it’s an intentional and joyful change, however you look at it, moving is stressful. Here are three practices I employed during the transition to modulate the stress effect.
- Do less. Since you are doing more with the move, cut back on other activities in your life.
- Be compassionate towards yourself. Tense moments will arise! When they do, take a moment to express compassion towards yourself. Use encouraging words, take a step back before the tension mounts, and forgive yourself for any transgressions.
- Be kind to yourself. Our days have been full and demanding, but we almost always ended them by taking a relaxing soak at the warm pond.
Flavor of the Month: Happy Transition
How was your April? What did you learn this past month?
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