Imagine Life Without Your Computer

computer hug

Lucky me, I don’t have to imagine it, that was my life. When my laptop was on my lap it was getting super hot and the fan was running loudly. I took it to the Apple store and they told me I needed a new battery and it would have to be sent away for replacement. The thought of not having my computer made me anxious. My computer is a part of my everyday life, I couldn’t imagine going days, or god forbid weeks, without it. 

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More Gratitude

Gratitude

My last post was about gratitude and since then, I stumbled upon a wonderful article called 7 Buddhist Lessons in Gratitude by Victor M Parachin, which I’m sharing with you but there’s a catch.  I’m only sharing 6 of the lessons because I strongly disagree with lesson number 4, so I’ve deleted it.  Yup.  If you can’t trust that I’m right and your curiosity is getting the better of you, you can always click on the link at the bottom of the post and read the original post. 

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What a Story

This Tender Land

This Tender Land by William Kent Kruger, is the best book I’ve read in years. I couldn’t put it down. It felt like a Mark Twain or John Steinbeck type of book, covering the depression era and following four kids on an epic journey. The book is so beautifully written, that I now have to go read some of Kruger’s other books. I highly recommend this book, take the journey, fall in love with the four kids, Albert, Odie, Emmy, and Mose, and prepare to have your emotions jerked all over the place. Continue reading What a Story

Feeling Hopeful on Earth Day

Earth Day 2022

“Our attempt to subordinate all of nature to human use — has led us to the brink of collapse of the Earth’s life support systems”— Judi Bari, forest activist”

Yet, as we’re coming up on Earth Day, this is not the time to be pessimistic, it’s a time for hope. Hope inspires us to take action and our actions ripple out, inspire others, and before you know it, we’ve created a wave of action.

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Teaching Compassion Through Virtual Reality

VR kindness

When I first used Virtual Reality (VR), I found I couldn’t use it for long because it gave me a headache. While it’s still a relatively new technology, it’s come a long way in just a few years. Beyond the games that can be played on it, the experiences that are available are infinite. Even better, they’re finding that through these experiences, they’re able to expand people’s empathy. Continue reading Teaching Compassion Through Virtual Reality