Here are a few thoughts, articles, and helpful tools for the week. Enjoy!
|//1// Writing in the Small Moments – my lastest article|
|The best time to write is when you have a thought. The best time to write might be in the 20 minutes you have supper cooking in the oven. Sometimes you just have to do it. Even if it’s not perfect!|
|“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”|
― Louis L’Amour (one of my favorite authors)
|What is happiness? According to the BBC, it’s watching nature! Check out their fun and interactive nature website. The squirrel is my favorite.|
|When life is busy and you have less time to get lost in a good book, you have to choose books that will pique your curiosity. Up until several years ago, I would start a book and push through finishing it – even if I had lost interest. I finally realized it was better to “Marie Kondo” that book, stop reading it, and move on. It wasn’t sparking joy!|
Read more about why you shouldn’t slog through books.
|These days, we all have multiple online accounts. Anything from bills to email to social media or any other random site. Don’t try to remember 189 different passwords! JUST REMEMBER 1. Get a password keeper. I use Keeper Security for all my passwords. Quit clogging up your brain space with unnecessary things.|
|Ever wanted to improve your public speaking skills? Watch this TED talk from Eric Meades – How to Become a Master in the Art of Public Speaking. He’s loud, eccentric, and self-assured – and I couldn’t quit watching! (Isn’t that what you want from someone teaching better public speaking?) It’s over an hour long so break it up in chunks if you need to watch. It’s well worth it.|
JUST FOR FUN
|You could spend lots of time on Wolfram Alpha’s website. Compute expert-level answers using Wolfram’s breakthrough algorithms, knowledgebase, and AI technology. Example: Compute caloric expenditure of walking 45 min at 4mph.|
Hope you have a happy week,