Something to SEA: Rainy Day Clicks for 6/4/2016

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Hello and Happy June to you! In case you missed it earlier this week, my June newsletter was posted, and the best part of the newsletter was announcing my 31 Days of Summer Lovin’ 2016 challenge that will be held this July. Click here to learn all about the challenge and how you can participate.

I’ve been thinking all week about those who are dealing with flooding, whether in Texas or in France, and hope that my friends and followers are all safe. There was no shortage of news either this week: late yesterday came word that we lost Muhammad Ali, there were over 250 dogs rescued from a local home, people became very heated and took sides in a gorilla versus human versus zoo incident, and the truth came out about Prince’s death (which was what I did NOT want to hear). It’s clear that we need to take care of one another in this world full of self-righteous yet meaningless dialogue.  Instead of bitching about issues or things that happen, let’s reach out to each other in empathy, compassion, and sometimes, disagreement. It’s okay to disagree with the person who might be holding your hand. What matters most is that you have a hand to hold.

A longer intro than normal, so thanks for sticking it through!  Here are some interesting links I found over the past week.

Create! By my friend and fellow blogger Masha – just what I needed to read!

5 reasons Travel Feeds Your Soul – I’m always “sea”king and nourishing my soul…travel must happen, and it will in August!

Improve Your Life With Simple Rituals – by Melissa Marshall at TowerLife. Good advice here…Melissa put into words what I’ve wanted to write for a while.

And on another ritual front… The Importance of Morning Rituals – by Bo Johnson. I saved this link to share with you this week, and ironically enough, Dani from over at Positively Present also included it on her weekly roundup.

5 Non-Apps To Boost Your Productivity – again, good tips I hope to try in 8 days (summer break is coming)…

My Weight is None of Your Business – by Tanya Eby. Excellently stated, Tanya. I’ve gained a significant amount of weight from my medications, weight that cannot be lost through physical activity or dieting. Like Tanya, I’ve struggled with negative comments from others about being heavier.  I also am in my mid-40s and I currently weigh 181 pounds, which is a size 12-14 (sometimes a 16). I’m thankful she wrote this and urge everyone to give it a read.

How to Life Your Dream Life – Maybe it’s not impossible after all?

Free Printable Bookmarks – recommended by Dani at Positively Present

and finally,

Just Say NO to People Pleasing! (again recommended by Dani) – Glad to say that this week I said NO several times, and the world didn’t end, I didn’t turn to stone, and I didn’t lose any friends. 🙂

Once again, think about joining me for 31 Days of Summer Lovin’ this July! It’s going to be fun!

Until next time,

Jill

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Something to SEA: Rainy Day Clicks for 2/6/2016

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Groundhog day with conflicting reports.  Another snowstorm.  Super Bowl weekend.  Yes, it’s February again.  I think back to last February and while it was 365 days ago, it feels like it was only 100 days or so ago.  I’m working on compiling my “Living 45” list, which will be at least 10 things I hope to do/see/accomplish during my 45th year, which starts on Friday.  I will be dedicating separate blog entries this week to both reviewing my 44th year list, and to sharing my 45th list.  Keeping in mind that money is very tight and that I’m experiencing a pretty active Lupus flare right now, what is something you suggest for my list?  Feel free to comment.  In the meantime, here’s some links from the week I thought worthy of sharing…

Who’s in Charge? By Kristine Carlson

US Astronaut To Return to Earth After Bringing Mankind Closer to Mars – Scott Kelly will be returning to Earth on March 3 after a year-long ISS stint.  If you haven’t seen his awesome collection of Instagram photos from his ISS mission, check them out here.  Truly amazing.

This week’s episode of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” features Jerry Seinfeld with Will Ferrell.  Hysterical!

I am not Black. You are not white. – By Prince Ea.  Every human being should watch and learn from this video.

To Anyone Who Thinks They Are Falling Behind – by Jamie Varon.  Excellent message.

Dani DiPirro’s Find the Good in February – it’s a long and cold winter, and Dani’s trying to change that

An Open Letter to Those Who Are Overwhelmed – by Mark & Angel Life Hack.  I had this on my list to share, and it was also on Dani DiPirro’s list this week too!

Moving Beyond Just Dreaming (Taking Inspired Action) – by Sian Richardson (The Girl Who Knows)

Of Course You Can Do It – by Elizabeth Gilbert.  And YES, you can!  Good advice for me too!

and finally

Rob Werner: Lost in Space – Rob was one of my students.  He is a very accomplished skateboarder and is pursuing his dream of skating for life while seeing the world. Usually, it’s the student who is inspired by the teacher, but here, the student INSPIRES the teacher.  Thank you, Rob!

Until next time,

Jill

Something to SEA: Rainy Day Clicks for 11/21/2015

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Hello friends!  I haven’t posted in a while for good reason (separate post coming about why) but I’ve been saving interesting websites to share.  It’s a cool day here, bright with sunshine, so please don’t check these out now if the day is beautiful wherever you may be.

Monday Morning Ideas – for a productive and successful week

This Car – how awesome!  I know my sister-in-law would love this, as would I.

Discoveries Through Darkness – an honestly written reflection by my friend Heather

These Shoes  –  These Ornaments  –  This Mug

Soul Strolling On A Cloudy Day – from fellow blogger Linda

How to Love a Job You Hate – If you are frustrated with your job or place of employment, this might help you

The Power of Being Present in an Age of Urgency – yes, yes yes!

Here are some links to help you make Thanksgiving and the holidays better:

Free Thanksgiving Printables – I think I posted these in an earlier Rainy Day Clicks, but I posted again here so you didn’t have to search for it.

The 5 Best Ways to Show Gratitude – by Dani DiPirro

50 Ways to Show Gratitude for the People In Your Life – some good ideas here from Lori

100 Ways to Be Grateful During the Holidays

ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas Complete Schedule – my favorites are the Santa Clause movies and “Twas the Night Before Christmas” with the Trundle and mice families

If you like my weekly Rainy Day Clicks, check out these two writers who post similar roundups:

Positively Present – Dani DiPirro

Susannah Conway

And finally,

Coldplay’s cover of “Imagine” for Paris

With gratitude and a wish for peace,

Jill