Monthly Archives: February, 2015

Link Love (2015-02-28)

Thought-provoking “Hygge is the idea that helps Denmark regularly rate as one of the happiest countries in the world — Danes have regularly been some of the most joyful in the world for over 40 years that the U.S. has been studying them — despite long, dark winters. Loosely translated at “togetherness,” and “coziness,” though …

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Writer’s Wednesday: A Year Without Matches by Claire Dunn

Have you ever wanted to just escape the city, suburbs or even a small village in the country side? Just leave it all behind and go out into the wilderness. Well Claire Dunn did just that, she spend a year in the Australian outback building her own shelter and learning how to light a fire …

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Link Love (2015-02-21)

Thought-provoking “This crowd eagerly post some of Charlie Hedbo’s cartoons with the aim of accusing the magazine of racism and sexism, without caring to dig into the context. The context of Charlie Hebdo’s Parodies/cartoons is easily understood by the French but not easily understood by outsiders, unless they are conversant with French politics. Some of …

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Writer’s Wednesday: From Coping to Thriving by Hannah Braime

Self-care has become increasingly important to me over the past several months, as I’ve been dealing with (and continue to deal with) a lot of health challenges. I’ve had to truly learn what it means to put myself and my health first – something that’s very difficult, when you veer towards a Type A personality …

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Quick Lit February 2015

Health stuff and general busyness kept me from updating last month, so this will cover the books I’ve read since the last quick lit in December 2014. As always, I’m linking up with Modern Mrs Darcy. Widow Walk by Gerard LaSalle: Interesting historical fiction taking place during the earliest settlements of Washington State. Isthmus (Widow Walk …

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Link Love (2015-02-14)

Thought-provoking Jeremy Howard: The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn – TED “It turns out there is a fine line between wanting your partner to understand you and wanting your partner to validate your feelings. For years, I wanted others to confirm that my feelings were okay to have. And ultimately, the …

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Link Love (2015-02-07)

Thought-provoking How to Deal with Chronic Complainers – LifeHacker “A Swedish adventure racing team was stopped for a meal in Ecuador before the final two stages of a 430-mile race through the rainforest when they saw a miserable-looking stray dog. Mikael Lindnord, one of the racers, pitied the thing and tossed the dog a meatball …

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