Inspiration: February 15

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Inspiration: February 15 >> Life In Limbo

I think it’s funny that Canada is framed as super boring in this article, but I suppose that our practicality stands in stark contrast to the sensationalism of politics in places like the States. Still a great article and I’m a fan of Nicholas Kristof (his book A Path Appears with his wife Sheryl WuDunn was excellent).

This week I heard the term “blackfishing” for the first time and: ugh. I think this is a great analysis as to why pop stars like Ariana Grande trying to make themselves seem more “exotic” is problematic.

A very in-depth analysis of what it means to take a digital detox and various strategies for doing so. I liked these ideas a lot.

It’s always fun when you read about a concept that you realize you were already kind of applying in your life without knowing what it was. Turns out, I am a big fan of hacking hedonic adaptation! Here’s more about what that is and how to be more intentional about it.

I’ve been a huge fan of Marie Kondo since I read her book back in 2015, and apparently live in a bubble because all of the coverage I’ve seen about her new show has been positive. But that is not the case in other bubbles of the internet, which I find disturbing. This is a great article about the latent racism inherent in many critiques of her work.

This article gives me the shivers, and not in a good way. This is a big part of why I try to resist the (very strong) siren song of integrating more technology into my life, despite my love for it. It’s a dangerous beast! “Instead of our devices being a distraction from our relationships, our relationships seem to be a distraction from our devices.”

I tried out this vegan recipe for ‘butter’ cauliflower this week and it was so delicious! I still have to perfect the flavours, but will be making again for sure.

Last thing from me, I’m so excited to be launching a new resource over on my business blog: my signature Dropping In Questionnaire. I send this to all my clients to help them reflect on the gaps & opportunities in their specific businesses and help them draw a map to where they want to go. And now it’s a free resource for you, too, if you’re interested! Check it out here. PS. If you’re already on my *business* email list, I’ll be sending it out to you on Monday, so no need to opt in again!

This week flew! We had one snow day this week which I technically did not take off but definitely used it as an excuse to not go outside in the blizzard! But lots of fun things going on work-wise, including finalizing the questionnaire mentioned above, and starting work on my Inbox Zero online course. I’ve been working on the slides all week and it’s going to be so great, I can feel it. This weekend I’m getting together with a few of my girlfriends and then going home for a family day together. I hope you have a wonderful weekend too! xo.

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