Good morning from Oxford, Mississippi! The temperature dropped this week and it finally feels like Fall outside. I’m making every effort to soak it up with reishi hot cocoa in the evenings, pumpkin yogurt bowls for breakfast and ALL the scarves! This change in weather has also sparked a change in my daughter’s napping schedule. It’s been a week or more since she has taken a nap and I’m beginning to see the emotional turmoil (on both ends) as a result. So instead of trying to be “productive” lately, I’ve been surviving this phase and taking time for self-care during the time I usually work. It is not easy being an introvert and raising kids! Because of my extra self-care this week, I’ve had plenty of opportunities to discover links to share for this post. Here’s a list of things I’ve enjoyed lately. Hope you all have a happy weekend!
1 – I enjoyed reading this Nat Geo article by Dan Buettner about the world’s happiest people. Buettner wrote a book several years ago about the world’s healthiest people that I enjoyed, so I was really excited to hear he’s published another book. A global perspective on health and happiness is so key, in my opinion, to see how we can be our best selves.
4 – I made this recipe for our dinner this past week and it was SOOO good.
5 – Here’s a little laugh for the day. FYI: dachshund’s are my favorite dogs and I will watch anything with them in it.
6 – I was intrigued by this video on how to be successful by Brendon Burchard and Marie Forleo.
7 – This YouTube playlist will put you in the best mood for Fall season.
8 – Lately I have become highly discouraged by the amount of plastic in our oceans and how this affects sea animals and, in turn, us as human beings. This video by TED-Ed talks about the dangers of plastic and the importance of recycling. Reducing plastic use and reusing plastic are important, as well!
9 – Currently loving ALL these non-toxic beauty products from Cocokind. Now to decide which ones to buy.
10 – If you ever want to try making your own all-natural cinnamon crunch cereal, Sarah’s recipe has you covered.