Monthly Archives: June, 2013

Link Love (2013-06-29)

Thought-provoking Learn Anything in 20 Hours with this Four Step Method – Life Hacker “Life rewards people who move in the direction of greatest courage. Yes, moving with courage means running the risk of being hurt. But hiding in the corner, afraid to take a chance, also hurts; it’s just that it hurts all the …

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Writer’s Wednesday: As a Decade Fades by Joshua Fields Millburn

As a Decade Fades is a collection of shattered glimpses into the life of a broken man, Jody Grafton. We see little bits and pieces of his life, as his career as a singer-songwriter is falling apart and he himself tries to make sense of his life as he approaches thirty. There were parts of this …

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Link Love (2013-06-22)

Thought-provoking “Rinpoche defined Idiot compassion as “a slimy way of trying to fulfill your desire secretly.” Or as the karmayogini journal states, “It is when you give people what they want as opposed to what they need, all in the name of being nice and compassionate [so that you can feel better yourself].” Idiot compassion …

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I Believe (a Personal Manifesto)

I believe, that each and every one of us is capable of so much more than we think. I believe in speaking up for the things you believe in. I believe that love knows no limits. I believe in loving deeply and passionately every day. I believe in opening up, rather than closing in. I …

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Writer’s Wednesday: The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson

If you are looking for a great introduction to the paleo/primal life style I highly recommend The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy by Mark Sisson. I will admit there wasn’t much new information in the book, but I have also been reading and learning about the primal …

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Women Shouldn’t Need to be Seen in Relation to Men

Last night I saw and shared the above photo on my Facebook, commenting that women should be respected in their own right, not because of their relationship to a man. This started a bit of a discussion with a friend, who posited that the relation could be to a woman as well, that some traditional …

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21 Day Yoga Challenge, Week 1

So last week in my Summer To-Do and To-Be List I mentioned I would do a 21 Day Yoga Challenge, which began Monday this week. The first 4 days went really well , I did a mix of classes from DoYogaWithMe.com and from Yoga Journal’s videos. I have really enjoyed the grounding effects; yoga is such an …

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Link Love (2013-06-15)

Thought-provoking “Here’s a helpful distinction between care-taking versus “caring for” someone. Care-taking—Trying to make someone feel better because you want to be liked by them, or your desire to help them is coming from your own fear/discomfort and your desire to “get rid of” the uncomfortable feelings in yourself seeing them in pain. The underlying message …

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June 2013 Twitterature Roundup

Once again we reach the middle of the month, so it’s time for another Twitterature round up as part of Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Roundup. Short, casual reviews in less than 140 characters. The past month has been a bit slower in terms of reading, but I am also almost finished with another 2-3 books, so …

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Writer’s Wednesday: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

Over the past couple of months I have been reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey, probably one of the best known and most recommended books within personal development and business books – and for good reason. The main message of this book is find out …

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