Category: Mindfulness

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The Life Changing Magic of Not Watching the News

Last month, my husband committed to a 30 day no news challenge where he would not read, watch or listen to any news. Below is a transcript of several audio interviews I conducted with him following his 30 day media fast, which he successfully completed on January 14, 2017. Insights from the no news challenge Why was the consumption of news a problem...

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The Little LOVE Challenge

While my husband has been settling into his media fast, I’ve been working on a small 30 day challenge of my own. I’m calling it a love challenge. Rather, a “be patient and kind to your spouse at all times challenge.” I’ve been married for a little over 9 years. It’s a happy and loving marriage, and we work hard to...

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When You’re Oversubscribed and Have to Say No

I began the month hell bent on learning Beyonce’s iconic Single Ladies dance. I started practicing with YouTube video tutorials and taking hip hop classes at a local studio, and it’s been fun. Very fun. But it’s also been tough. Hard work is a normal thing in the world of Hackerella, but this month has been particularly time intensive and I’ve found myself...

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The Cold Stops Here: Week 5 (or 10) of the Wim Hof Method

Two months ago I began the 10 week Wim Hof method, a mindfulness program that incorporates deep breathing, meditation and gradual exposure to the cold. And every day for the past 10 weeks (save two), I’ve done my deep breathing and breath holds, stretched, done pushups, planks and back bends, and taken cold cold showers. I didn’t advance through all 10...

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A Streak is born, a habit is not: Wim Hof Method Week 3

I’m on a streak everyone! I didn’t think I’d make it this far without skipping a day, but here I am 21 days in and still going strong. I must admit though, that I don’t feel like I’m developing a solid morning routine. Having little kids who wake up at all hours of the night makes it really hard to...