The No Shopping Challenge

A few weeks ago, I told my husband that I didn't want him to get me anything for Christmas. He said no. I told him I'd return whatever he got me. He called me bah humbug. Then I said that in January, we'd be taking on a no shopping challenge. He rolled...

Another Year of 30 Day Challenges in the Books

Happy 2017 everyone! I'm excited about new year and have big plans, but before I launch into my January challenge, I thought I'd take a look back at the 30 day challenges of 2016. It's always good to take stock of the the previous year so that we can understand where we...

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....

The No News Challenge

"It's about time you do a 30 day challenge of your own," I say to my husband not long ago. "And I have the perfect one for you." He looks at me with skepticism and a little fear. "A no news challenge! No news for 30 days. What do you think?"...

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...

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...

30 TED Talks to Educate, Inspire, and Entertain

TED talks are short talks given by some of the most interesting and successful leaders in technology, entertainment, and design offering new ideas, and perspective - all in under 20 minutes. Here are 30 that I recommend: Try something new for 30 days, Matt Cutts Inside the mind of a...