Something to SEA: Rainy Day Clicks for 3/12/2016

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What a beautiful week! We are definitely enjoying an early spring here in NJ, and I am loving every minute of it. We even have pollen on the cars already! Tomorrow we will enjoy an additional hour of daylight, the birds are singing every morning, and I even saw a cabbage white butterfly fluttering around yesterday.  I’m off on an adventure today with my niece, as it’s her birthday mystery trip. She knows the town we will be visiting, but doesn’t know all of the secret places we’ll be stopping.

I’m a bit light on interesting sites this week, as I spent less time online, which is one of my goals for this month. Remember, don’t waste a beautiful day by checking out these links…save them for a rainy day.

Free St. Patrick’s Day Printable – in case you missed my last post, enjoy a free St. Patrick’s Day Printable I made

Treasures of Ireland: The Burren – from The Palladian Traveller

On The Struggle with Technology – from fellow writer and one of my favorite people, Mandi Bean

No Trouble Here: Winter In A Surf Town – from Amanda Whiting, posted on The Inertia

Book Drive: Help Us Give Kids The Gift of Reading – from OpenArms Worldwide, a global charity started by my longtime friend Michael Meyers

How to Stay Excited About Being Alive – Inspiration for Your Soul – from Tower Magazine

Son Surprises Dad at Work After Serving in Afghanistan – I always love these videos

The Pending Coffee – If you know of a place that does this, please let me know.

Oprah & Deepak’s 21-Day Meditation Experience, Shedding the Weight: Mind, Body, and Spirit – it starts on March 21 and it is free

and finally

Tyler’s 50K For Housing in Haiti – Tyler is one of my former students with a lofty and inspirational goal.  Even if you cannot support his cause financially, please consider sharing it via your social media outlets. Many thanks from a proud teacher!

Have a wonderful week!

Jill

 

 

 

 

Something to SEA: Rainy Day Clicks for 3/5/3016

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Hello and welcome once again to the end of another week here on Earth.  An interesting week, with one extra day, snow, the return of Scott Kelly to our home planet after a year in space, the beginning of a new month, cotton candy sunsets, the budding of daylilies, and more. Spring is definitely coming, and one of the yearly signs of spring that I get excited for is the opening of a restaurant in my town called Shrimp Box.  They close before the holidays each year, and when Shrimp Box opens, it surely is a sign that warmer weather is on the way.  Another sign, not so welcome, is that free parking in the meters and town lots along the Inlet and ocean, which began November 1, ends on March 1.  But paying for an hour of parking is better than deal with freezing temperatures (at least to me).

As you check out this week’s roundups of interesting clicks, take a look around your physical world as well.  What signs of spring do you see?  I’d love to hear!  Leave me a comment if you’d like, and take note of the small transitions which will usher in the season of renewal and rebirth.

Despite Mainstream Attention, New Jersey Skateboarder Still Remains Ambitious – wonderful post about a former student, Rob Werner, who is taking the skateboard world by storm.  I love following his journey and the fact a student has turned into an inspiration.

Treasures of Ireland: Along the Banks of the River Shannon – by the Palladian Traveler…oh to return there again!

Only YOU Can Create the Life of You Truly Desire – good post by the Art of Simple

15 Reasons I Think You Should Blog – by Joshua Becker over at becomingminimalist

How to Focus on the Present Moment – some practical ways to be present

90-Year-Old With Cancer Chooses Epic Road Trip With Family Instead of Treatment – I would too!

How To Read the 3 Signs Telling Your Purpose In Life – from Time Magazine

What to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed – by Chris Guillebeau at The Art of Nonconformity

From the Trenches: Phlogging the Cold War Surf Contest in Asbury Park, NJ – by Eastern Surf Magazine’s founder Dick “Mez” Meseroll (one of my inspirations)

How to Read More – by Austin Kleon

5 Minutes With a Photographer: Alex Strohl – from Artifact Uprising (great company for prints and photo books)

How a Small Shift in Your Vocabulary Can Instantly Change Your Attitude – by Michael Hyatt

and finally,

Yes! We Did it! 198 Days! – The Curious Bohemian, aka Suanne Elisabeth, successfully walked from New York to Miami. Her journey was inspiring, and I hope to cross paths with her someday.

Have a splendid day!

Until next time,

Jill

Something to SEA: Rainy Day Clicks for 10/17/2015

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Another week in the history books, gone way too quickly.  I swear when I wake up it’s Monday, then when I go to bed it’s Friday.  What happens in between is a blur.  I am making it a point to slow down and to find time every day to just sit, be, and acknowledge the present day I am in.  Today I am going to the local Chowderfest and then watching the MLB playoff games…did you realize all 4 of the remaining teams have mostly blue and white as their core colors?

Anyway, here are the week’s roundup of interesting Internet finds.  Find time to enjoy life today!

The Marlins Man:  Paying it Forward:  Article 1 is here.  Article 2 is here.  Article 3 is here.  Article 4 is here. I have noticed him over the past few years at many different MLB games behind home plate as his bright orange Florida Marlins shirt and visor stand out, and I thought he was just a fan.  His real name is Laurence Leavy, and he’s been quite noticeable during many of the MLB’s playoff games this year.  I decided to learn more about him and found out there’s so much more to his story.  Follow him on Twitter and Facebook to see what he’s up to.

What Not to Say to Someone with Lupus – I try not to let my conditions be the focus of my life or my writing. However, for those who do not understand Lupus, this is a good read and explains things way better than I can.

2015: When the Future Was Bright in “Back to the Future II” – mark your calendar for Wednesday, 10/21/15 at 4:29 pm!  Where’s my hoverboard?

Why there’s so many acorns this year – Thanks Tracy!

Famous Writers on Keeping a Diary – Thanks Mandi!

A Guide to Dalkey (Ireland) – Interesting Infographic with my kind of cute little characters that makes me want to go back so badly!

19 Kindness Quotes by Karen Salmansohn

And finally, who knew?

Didi Gregorious’ Artistic Talent

Have a fabulous week!

Until next time,

Jill

 

Something to SEA: Rainy Day Clicks for 8/29/2015

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Greetings!  Again, the weather is great here in NJ, so hold off checking this week’s roundup of interesting links…instead, enjoy this beautiful day!

The idea of these twins is purely awesome!

Know Yourself

Good Memories equals Greater Happiness

Elizabeth Gilbert’s Magic Lessons Podcast

Honoring 3 Courageous Journalists (Foley, Sotloff, Tice)

I love this post about the Selfie Vulnerability Hangover

Bone and Marrow – Some super music here!

Things that will happen if I don’t take my phone out RIGHT NOW! (thanks Susannah!)

and finally,

I Love Khalil Gibran!

Until next time,

Jill

 

Something to SEA: Rainy Day Clicks for 8/8/2015

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Hello friends!  As promised, here is this week’s roundup of interesting website and Internet finds.  However, it’s supposed to be a beautiful weekend here in New Jersey, so bookmark this list for the next bad weather day and make some memories this weekend!

Mick Fanning continues to spread awesomeness

The Jersey Summer Bucket List (pardon the typos…it’s the best NJ.com can do)

Sign Up and get 2 Free Ebooks from Heather O’Neill Coaching

Motivate Me Podcast will inspire you

How to Access Our Inner Wisdom

I want to go back here

I love this artist

Join the Intent community!  (my username is jmieco if you’d like to follow me)

This book is on my wish list

and finally,

131 days and counting, and the only reason I’m looking forward to winter

Have a splendid day!

Until next time,

Jill

 

 

 

 

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

One of the weekly posts I intend to write will be a roundup of interesting pages and web finds from the week.  Save them for a rainy day, a weekend, or when you just feel like tooling around the Internet.

When in NYC, eat here

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100 Words for Now

This is 40

Color These

From Local to National

Have the Courage

The Importance of Responsibility

and finally

I feel exactly the same way!

Did you find a meaningful site or post this week?  If so, please leave the link in a comment.  I wish you a relaxing and wonderful weekend (or rainy day, whenever you may read this entry.)

Until next time,

Jill