Category: Education

[11/2] Mindful Journaling

These journaling exercises is intended to give examples of how one may go about writing mindfully. Utilizing the senses and letting thoughts drift as they may, mindful journaling is a great way to slow down and experience the moment as it is. If you…

The Lit List: How Not To Die

Name: How Not To Die by Michael Greger, M.D. Best Features: Extremely informative, wide plethora of sources, academic yet approachable, can skip around Possible Pitfalls: Long read, info-heavy, controversial Overall Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ [5/5] Discussion: This book has changed my life. It has become…

Mindful Mondays: Awareness

“Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed.” — Thich Nhat Hanh One of the most soothing, the most helpful, The most grounding efforts one can make in their mindfulness practice, is awareness. Beth Berila dives into this quite…

Mindful Mondays: Suicide

“I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.” – Joseph Addison The tone of this…

The Lit List: The Shtetl Book

Name: The Shtetl Book Best Features: Oral Accounts, Various Photographs/ Other Visuals, Easy Read Possible Pitfalls: Inconsistency, Lack of Storyline Overall Rating: ♥♥♥ [3/5] Discussion: This book was a bit of a tough one to get through. It was assigned for a Modern Hebrew Literature…

The Lit List: The Trolley Problem

Name: The Trolley Problem or Would You Throw the Fat Guy Off the Bridge? Best Features: Intriguing ideas, short read, leaves you thinking, sheds light on different philosophical and ethical thought processes Possible Pitfalls: writing style jumps around to various scenarios without consistency, ending…

The Lit List: The Truth About Stories

Name: The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative Best Features: Short read, draws reader in, fascinating topic, great first chapter Possible Pitfalls: The chapter beginnings and ends might feel redundant, gets political towards the end, certain religious references might be uncomfortable Overall Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤…

Eco-Friendly Fridays: School Supplies

NOTE: You’re not crazy. It’s Saturday, not Friday. Savannah done goofed. The new semester recently started and her schedule is insane. But that’s no excuse, and I didn’t want to deny anyone some eco-friendly goodness! This will be the first and (hopefully) last time…