Something to SEA: Rainy Day Clicks for 6/25/2016

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Whew! I am looking back on my first full week of summer vacation and I can honestly say I think I did more this week for myself than I have in all of the other 2016 weeks combined. When I do things for myself, I don’t mind the pain and exhaustion: that means I lived! I’ve gone to Six Flags, seen The Cure (see my last post), walked the Brooklyn Bridge, paid my respects at the 9-11 Reflection Pool and for a friend at a local park, perused the wonderful selection of books and merchandise at The Strand Book Store, mowed the lawn, and plotted out most of my August trip to Dublin. My husband always says he likes Summer Jill, and know what? So do I. Summer Jill is definitely who I am. However, today’s Summer Jill is planning on taking it easy for the next few days to rest my legs and body, but not my mind. My mind, my typing fingers, and my pencil will keep on moving.

As I have written before, there’s a lot going on cosmically right now for me. I’m reading “The Art of Work” by Jeff Goins, which reinforces everything I’m going through. As ideas and signs present themselves, I’m keeping track of each of them. The hard part is deciding which one(s) should be my main focus….there’s so many different ideas with their own unique path. Right now I am unsure which path I will take, partly because I know there’s more signs to come. When the time is right, I know that I will be guided to the right one.

By the way, I’m listening to the single “Dark Necessities” by Red Hot Chili Peppers almost nonstop…I just love it! In fact, RHCP’s new album, The Getaway, is all-around great. RHCP are one of my other favorite bands, along with 311.

Wow, a long introduction for my weekly roundup of sites I found interesting! Anyway, I hope there’s something below that you will find useful or entertaining. Thanks for being a follower!

Great article from Salon: How the Cure Endures. For fellow misfits like me. 🙂

Tools for Capturing Your Ideas in Writing – by Melissa Donovan on Writingforward.com. I personally use more sticky notes than anything, followed closely by a notebook and the AwesomeNote app for my Iphone. I use a wireless keyboard which was the best $15 I ever spent.

The Photographer in Everyone – by Laura Schmalstieg, posted at Artifact Uprising. Read this!

Fight For Your Calling (Because No One Else Will) – by Jeff Goins. Again, read this!

Less Hate, More Love Pin – from Dani DiPirro at Positively Present

21 Day Free Meditation Experience – Getting Unstuck: Creating a Limitless Life. A new, free 21 day experience from the Chopra Center! Check it out!

50 free Online Sources for Printables – from Adorama

The Four D’s of Completion – by Sean Hogue

One Year Later – by Chris Guillebeau

Unbroken_Warriors_PTSD: Instagram account of Michael Dowens, who is raising awareness of PTSD and raising money for PTSD programs for veterans. To see the Go Fund Me page, click here.

And finally,

There’s only 6 days left until the 31 Days of Summer Lovin’ 2016 Challenge begins! Mark your calendars for Friday, July 1, and play along. Click here for the details.

Have a splendid week my friend!

Until next time,

Jill

Something to SEA: Rainy Day Clicks for 6/10/2016

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Happy Saturday, friends! It’s a kick back, read a book outside or take a walk on the beach until the thunderstorms come kind of day. The highlight of my week was going on the Tilt-a-Whirl ride at our local boardwalk with my 5-year-old nephew, who graduated from one of his two preschools yesterday. The two minutes or so spent on that ride, laughing with H, holding his hand and just enjoying the moment erased the week’s stress and pain, even if only for a short time. I’m finding that I need to go back and look at everything I’ve written, and at all of the quote photos I’ve created, and listen to my own advice. Still “sea”king my soul, but I feel like I’m in limbo with my path being obscured by thick fog and uncertainty. A beach walk is needed, and that’s where I’m headed, even if it’s only to clear my head for a short while.

I hope you’ll find something to inspire you in one of the clicks below.

Turn your Face To The Light – my favorite post from the week, from Elizabeth Gilbert

What Lens Do You See Life With? by my friend Heather O’Neill

Creativity As A Daily Practice – posted on Holstee by Helen Williams

Life First, Write Second – by Adam Jeske, guest post on Jeff Goins’ site

Mandatory Lazy Days – I love this!

Full Circle Rainbow in Ireland – shot by a drone, posted by The Weather Channel. One of my top “Ireland” signs of the week.

The Work of David Gilkey, NPR Journalist Killed in Afghanistan – Thank You, David

This is a Surfer Who Has Life Figured Out – reposted by The Inertia, great piece about Jacques Beriau on Terasu

and finally,

Make Your Life Spectacular – video posted on Goalcast’s Facebook page.

Don’t Forget…please join me for my 31 Days of Summer Lovin’ challenge this July! It’s going to be fun!

Until next time,

Jill

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Something to SEA: Rainy Day Clicks for 3/19/2016

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Hello, friends on the day before spring arrives, and it might arrive here in the northeast with a wintery furor!  As of press time, the forecast is between 0 and 60 inches of snow sometime between late tonight and Monday.  At least whatever falls should melt quickly. It’s been an eye-opener of a week in many ways for me.  I’m more confident in my writing, but less confident in my health as this lupus/fibromyalgia flare just won’t quit.  It’s got me feeling very defeated right now, and the only remedy is rest.  If it doesn’t let up, I will really need to reexamine my life and my priorities, but I’m holding onto hope that the pain and fatigue will hopefully decrease soon.

Here are some interesting links from the week that I’ve saved…and of course, there are more than the usual links to things relating to Ireland, most provided by the cosmos and by one of my favorite strong spirits (the compass is pointing there, and all signs point to GO!).  Here’s hoping you’ll find something you enjoy!

Oprah & Deepak’s 21-Day Meditation Experience, Shedding the Weight: Mind, Body and Spirit! starts on Monday! Join me for a wonderful experience!

Fear is Boring, and Other Tips for Living a Creative Life – by Elizabeth Gilbert and recommended by Austin Kleon

Set Your Ideas Free – by Holstee

The Most Important Day of Your Life – by Jeff Goins

Thank You Ireland, For All The Words – by Elizabeth Gilbert

13 Irish Writers to Read This St. Patrick’s Day – a few days late but some great reads here

32 Beautiful Reasons to Visit Ireland – like I needed even 1 more reason?

Ireland’s Enya on How Life By the Sea Influenced Her Music – yeah, yeah!

How Much Does It Cost to Visit Every Country In The World – by Chris Guillebeau

Be a Rainbow in Someone’s Cloud – by Maya Angelou. The 2 minute video is worth every second.

Guess Which Dog Has Never Seen the Ocean Before?  This will make you smile.

and finally,

Don’t forget to enter my free giveaway!  See yesterday’s post about my giveaway and the release of Jersey Shore Magazine’s Spring 2016 issue here.

Weekly Clicks will be taking a hiatus next weekend as we will be at Del Boca Vista-Phase 2 for Easter week, and I’m sure I will return with many snippets of life that should be in a Seinfeld episode.

Enjoy enjoy and Happy Easter!

Until next time,

Jill

PS: In case you missed it, the Spring 2016 issue of Jersey Shore Magazine was released…I wrote 5 articles and provided a lot of editorial work for the issue.  Click anywhere here to check it out.  Thanks!

 

 

 

 

Something to SEA: Rainy Day Clicks for 11/7/2015

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Good morning friends!  The weather here along the Jersey Shore has NOT been November-like so far, and I am not complaining as I’d hold onto summer forever, if it was possible.  The leaves, though, are beautiful and are nearing the end of their color-explosion cycle, and in just days, the trees will be bare.  We are off to a friend’s wedding in Pennsylvania today, and I’m excited to see a new and different place. With the forecast for rain, I’m hoping that this week’s roundup of interesting sites will be a good diversion for you.  Hope you enjoy!

16 Free Thanksgiving Printables – courtesy of SNAP

How a Vacation to Italy Reminded Me of My Purpose – great read by Jeff Goins

Citi Field Overjoyed, Singing Piano Man with Billy Joel – awesome moment from the World Series, despite the Mets’ loss

Aladdin Magic Carpet Prank – impressive video!

How to Send Holiday Cards to the Military (2015) – send your extra cards to someone serving…he/she certainly deserves it

18 of October’s Most Amazing Surf Photos – causing me severe wanderlust!

Remembering Andy Irons, 5 Years Later – still one of my favorites

7 New Non-Traditional Empathy Cards That Say What Others Totally Get Wrong – these are perfect

On time – poignant words from the always inspirational Mandi Bean.  I’m printing this out and taping it in my planner as a reminder to JUST DO IT.

Dying ‘Star Wars’ Fan Sees Movie Early – restores my faith a bit.  May the force be with you, Daniel.

This Man Teaches a Lonely Pelican to Fish – yes, he does

and finally,

THIS is why we celebrate Veterans Day.  PLEASE, please honor those who serve(d) this week and EVERY week.  I will always be thankful for the actions of Cpl. Nicholas S. Ott and Sgt. Ronald A. Kubik, forever my heroes, and for all those I know who serve/served.

THANK YOU.

Jill

 

 

 

Something to SEA: Rainy Day Clicks for 10/31/2015

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“There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch.” ~ Robert Brault

Hello and Happy Halloween! I am looking forward to seeing my niece and nephews in their costumes, and perhaps tagging along for some trick or treating. While this was another whirlwind of a week, I did manage to save more interesting and meaningful sites than normal for this week’s edition of Rainy Day clicks.

Become What You Believe: Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s new 21-day meditation experience is free and starts on Monday.

5 Days in Dublin: Vivienne McMaster’s recount of visiting Dublin.  Beautiful photographs and she’s one pretty awesome woman! Her inspiration has put me one step closer to returning to Dublin this summer.

Lady Gaga and the Life of Passion: NY Times op-ed piece that both creative people and fans of Lady Gaga will most likely enjoy.

Seven Things I Did to Reboot My Life: by the always sincere and honest Wil Wheaton

The Story of Marlins Man – yes, he’s still in the news, and I still love following his exciting life

It’s OK To Spend All Your Money on Traveling, Says Science: I agree with Science here

Life after Sandy: How the hurricane wiped out one of the great surf cultures of the Jersey Shore: A memoir about the legacy, influence, culture and history of Casino Pier

Choosing Kindness Will Get You Everywhere: I love this!

and finally,

Why We Are All Secretly Superheroes by Jeff Goins. A fitting way to end today’s entry. Happy halloween, superhero!

Until next time,

Jill

 

 

 

 

 

Something to SEA: Rainy Day Clicks for 10/10/2015

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Greetings friends! Another whirlwind of a week in the rear-view mirror. I vow this weekend to enjoy every moment and not be tied to a clock or a schedule. I plan on resting today, watching MLB playoff games, doing some writing and postcard mailing, and to be present in every moment. Here’s the roundup of interesting internet links for the week.

Woolly Mammoth Bones Found in Michigan by Farmer – what a find!

3 Steps to Start a Daily Writing Habit by Jeff Goins – I am making this a priority

“Become What You Believe” Free 21- Day Meditation Experience from Chopra Center Mediation – Starts 11/2!

“Take Me Out to the Nosebleeds” – in honor of the MLB Postseason and where I will once again sit at Yankee Stadium next season

The “Little” Pictures’ Importance – good read on Elephant Journal

The Cure on tour this summer!  Finally!  And I’ll be at MSG in June with some pretty special people!  Bucket list item here, friends!

Selena Gomez has Lupus, and finally, people are starting to learn what Lupus is

The Norma K II is no more

another local party boat:  “The Atlantis is on a Mission from God”

and finally,

Simon Armitage and “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” – one of my fall-time favorites….I hope to visit Lud’s Church someday.

Until next time,

Jill