Happy Easter, everyone! We’re celebrating on the road this year, but luckily the Easter Bunny still found us. The kids had small baskets, and there were about fifty eggs hidden in our hotel room (including cascarones!). Soon we’ll hit up a spring training baseball game, and tonight we’ll have a great dinner with Mike’s family. I hope you all are having a wonderful day!
Around The ‘Net
~Global Warming’s Terrifying New Chemistry
~How Jogging in Burundi Became an Act of War
~The Genetics of Schizophrenia
~The Strange Tale of Echo, the Parrot Who Saw Too Much
~A trend story about millennials
~The Gold Dust of Death Valley
~Fascinating Photos from the Secret Trash Collection in a New York Sanitation Garage
~Here’s What It’s Like Being A Trump When Your Name Isn’t Donald
~Scandi Crush Saga: How Scandinavian design took over the world
~James was absolutely obsessed with flip flops last summer – like, he loved them so much he’d never take them off, even to sleep or swim. I almost hesitated to get them for him this year, but when he saw them he was SO happy. “My flops!” And good news: he’ll actually take them off when appropriate. He’s growin’ up.
~Old Navy also has great MLB shirts for a fraction of the cost you’d find at the stadium. I stocked up on Dodger gear for me and the kids!
~This snore shield is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen on Amazon.
~I’ve been trying to manage my anxiety lately, and my doctor suggested trying the Headspace app, which is for meditation. Have any of you tried it? Or anything like it? I’d love relaxation suggestions!
~And here’s your friendly reminder to support our March for Babies team. The march is just a month away (I’m starting to get nervous about my speech)!
Headspace is a great app for meditation/mindfulness. Also a good book is The Happiness Trap by Dr Russ Harris (http://www.thehappinesstrap.com). It covers mindfulness and ACT therrapy. He also has meditation/mindfulness tracks you can download. Both these resources have really helped me with my anxiety, particularly ACT therapy.
I like the free app Insight Meditation Timer. It has a lot of options and they are user-rated. I am wondering why the snoring solution on Amazon is funny? Does Mike not snore? My DH does not have sleep apnea but still snores like crazy and keeps me awake, even with ear plugs in. I can see where this little item might be really helpful!
OH no he snores like crazy! I just think it literally looks funny!
Just want to say I really enjoy the links you post on Sundays! I usually find a couple of really good reads out of your list. This week I really enjoyed the schizophrenia article. Thanks!
Oh, I’m so glad! Thanks for letting me know!
I just have to say how much I love your Surfing Sundays!!
Yay! I love putting them together so I’m glad you like them!