Friday, April 24, 2015

Link Love XIII

Stress - What You See
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Guess what I’m doing today? I’m having a Field Trip Friday with my partner in adventure, Laure Ferlita. Come back to this here space next week for photos and details.

In the meantime, I leave you with the thirteenth edition of Link Love. I hope you find the following collection of Internet goodies as interesting as I did:

This article, “7 Cultural Concepts We Don’t Have in the U.S.,” intrigued me. I enjoy learning about what other cultures value. Personally, I’m a fan of gemütlichkeit, and I wrote about wabi-sabi here, and kaizen here

One thing U.S. culture does have is an obsession with personal appearance. As I get older, I’m becoming more interested in what’s on the inside rather than the outside (which, let’s be frank, is not what it once was and won’t be ever again). This article helped: “Aging With Grace: Myth or Reality?”

I often include posts from Dani DiPirro’s blog, Positively Present, in Link Love, and for good reason. She’s always got something interesting to say.  In this post, she writes: “Happiness in the general sense is what many people strive for, but what they should be striving for instead is to cultivate a positive mindset that will lead to more happy moments. Creating a positive mindset involves a lifestyle change and a complete shift in how you see the world…. Happy moments, on the other hand, can be created with small acts.”

I identify with many of Austin Kleon’s “33 Thoughts on Reading.” Especially numbers one, eight, 16 (sigh) and 18.

I especially like the first suggestion listed in “9 Mostly Free Ways to Spark Creativity and Fun.” 

Some stories seem simple but pack a huge punch. Click here to read “10 Lessons From the Story of the Mexican Fisherman.” 

What would constitute a perfect day for you? This video, by Brenden Burchard, discusses “How to Design the Perfect Day.”


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4 comments:

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Kathy- I think it is wonderful you and Laure are going to be doing a field trip together. Will so look forward to seeing what you two fun gals will be doing. In the meantime I am going to check out your intriguing links. Thank you for sharing!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Debbie--We had fun, and I'll be posting about it on Friday. Hope you enjoy the links!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

How great, a "field trip". I old teaching fellow and I used to call them "serendipity days." The perfect day: not a problem for me to design one or a lot! If only I didn't have the practical tasks, some of which are hard to do, as I do today...I will remember to have a perfect day when this is finished. I look forward to hearing about your adventure!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Rita--"Serendipity days"--I like it! Yes, it's too bad that our daily practical tasks so often get in the way of our "perfect days." Guess that makes them all the sweeter when they do occur.