~"The Road less Traveled": Published in 1978 the book was a bestseller in the 80's. Written by Psychiatrist Morgan Scott Peck, the book focuses on four characteristics one needs for self growth.
Discipline (a balanced life, ability to delay gratification, being responsible)
Love (Embrace it as a verb not a noun)
Religion (be one with your spirituality)
Grace (the driving force behind spiritual growth)
Many have found the second half of the book to be preachy and dry. Personally, I enjoy Psychology and found it was a road worth going down the one time!.
~"Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up":
Marie Kondo is a Japanese organizing consultant and her KonMari method of organization is partially inspired by the 'Shinto religion.' ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Their philosophy is simple-value and keep only those things that "kokoro tokimeku mon" (literally heart fluttering things) or in the KonMari language "spark joy". ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Had I presented this book to my grandmother she would have been amused that one needed a book on "tidying up" and would have written it off as 'common sense' while pointing out that one should just embrace a 'mindful' (not to be confused with a minimalist) lifestyle. I concur!
Although I maybe in the minority of those who are not taken in by Ms Kondo's organizing philosophy, I have to say her artful way of folding; brings me oh so much joy!!
~" Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams":
Disclaimer: This review is biased, loved this one!
Scientist and professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley-Matthew P. Walker brings forth research and presents strong arguments for the need to sleep. In today's fast paced life, sleep is neglected.
Along with exercise and diet Walker presents the case that sleep is key for balancing hormones, improving mood and energy levels and fighting many diseases.
An excellent and educational read, one that will surely bring you sweet dreams!
A little tour of our tiny firewatch tower home above the treetops. Pretty cloudy, snowy weather so not the typical 360 views that we’ve had in past years up here. It’s super cozy and the fire heats it right up. There’s a solar powered battery fridge and propane stove. The only bummer is the 5 story cold walk down the stairs to the pit toilet down at the base in the middle of the night! It’s a beautiful 3.5 mile snowshoe in even up the hills and on clear days you can see for miles in every direction! #goexplore#getoutside#optoutside#pnw#pnwonderland#mthood#chasingtabor@msukyla@meyersn1
Late valentine date with my 1 and only valentine...I love valentine day solely because my baby gurl was a premature and she was released from the hospital on valentine day 2013.... so no matter what ever happens in her life or mine I pray that Allah will bless me with her company on that day ❤️❤️❤️❤️
It sure is a good day for a good day! .
I love that saying when I saw Joanna Gaines use it in one of the houses she redid.
It is so true and mindset is everything! Today let’s smile and make it a good day together today!
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Totally unrelated question: I have the flu and my agenda today is hot soup and Netflix. What are your recommendations?
9 387 hours ago
I decided to explore the backcountry en route to Moray for the crop circles. It took a couple of wrong turns, a handful of somewhat ambiguous directions, and of course, lots of warm smiles from locals to finally get on the right dirt path. After ascending the first hill top, vooala, look at what I stumbled upon, my first salt flat. Growing up, salt was so routine that it seemed almost abstract. Tip toeing along edges of those crystal pools, and seeing local families laboring up and down the hill certainly added a new dimension to something I have taken for granted all along. Life is full of unexpected lessons.
Check out rest of the photos and story at www.backpackfullofsunshine.com/2018/10/20/maras-and-salt-flats/
I’ve always ran from my style....thought I was doing too much or maybe I was overly asking for attention... my sons mother would say I care about labels 🏷....not at all the truth but I believe you can setup in your mind aswell as in other minds a standard of structure but not only with your dress but aswell as you spirit, I am a very proud single father whom desires to get recognized as such....even when my mouth is closed...never realized how much I was doing just that 😂
I ask you all to not run from but run towards you creativity and embrace your style....ya never know who’s 👀
The resourcefulness of Chris has reached a new level:
〰️Purchased a kayak paddle for the SUP to use as a sit-on-top.
〰️Strapped milk crate to SUP.
〰️Bought PVC, cut it and melted it (by heating up a butter knife under a flame).
〰️Zip-tied the new PVC rod holders to the milk crate.
And boom goes the dynamite. Homemade fishing rig was a success. Gonna eat good tonight!
If you’re tired of dieting, being obsessed about what you’re eating, holding your body to an expectation that it will probably never meet, and feeling guilty about not exercising enough… listen to the latest episode of the Love Your Whole Body Podcast.
Van life is more than traveling from one destination to the next, it's about enjoying your time on the road. Mitch and I shared countless laughs and made incredible memories on our journey. This tiny home has brought us even closer together than we could have imagined and it has helped us build a strong foundation for the years to come. I will definitely think back on these days with a huge smile on my face.
"Before/After cutting foam insulation in the front of the bus. I am officially done cutting spray insulation on the interior! And don’t worry the part covering the engine access is removable. Next step is finishing putting up plywood." - @cameronperrier
Wow! This looks insane! Knowing what I know about living in a bus for nearly 4 years, you will thoroughly love that you're doing all this. The front gets so cold and is so loud, with your setup, you'll enjoy driving so much more. Looking great, keep us updated!
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Just a few things left to do. On the plane in 3 weeks!