For as long as I can remember, I’ve woken up to back pain. After years of failed attempts at solving the problem (and a few visits to the doctor), you’ll understand why I found the solution so shamefully obvious; a knee pillow. That’s right, a chunk of foam with a cushy strap was the answer. This one from Amazon has been going strong for over a month now, and the cover made it through the wash without any problems.
I first heard about Headspace from NPR, where the creator discussed the science behind how meditation can help decrease stress, elevate your mood, and aide in sleeping.
I often talk about the importance of maintaining all areas of our health, not just physical. I’ve not been meditating for very long, but I can already sense a shift in how I view my thoughts and feelings.
Giant Paper Clips
I’ve been using this giant paper clip to mark my place in my planner. I can quickly flip between my monthly and weekly views. It’s way more effective than the wimpy magnetic bookmark I was using before. Simple, but effective.
What list would be complete without food? Lately, I’ve been cooking a lot of soup in my crockpot. It’s a phase I go through every fall, and every fall I’m reminded of a quote attributed to Beethoven,
I like to think that Beethoven and I would’ve gotten along well, through our shared love of soup and long walks in nature.
One soup I’m positive he’d like is the slow cooker chili from The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen. My husband isn’t a soup-lover, so I double the batch and freeze some of it for my lunch the next week. I also regularly make this Stuffed Pepper Soup, which has the added bonus of being healthy.
This is one of those older shows that I cycle through occasionally. The soundtrack is great, and I love the off-beat humor. It also has one of the best musical episodes I’ve ever heard (written by Avenue Q), called “My Musical”.Delirious Love
- The presentations guide students through the sights, sounds, and feel of each concept using real-life examples. They see steady beat by watching a pendulum clock. They hear steady beat by listening to a heart beat. They feel steady beat by clapping along with the music. And these are only a few of the examples. I love making connections with music to everyday life.
- It includes an interactive quiz, making it an all-in-one resource. You don’t have to worry about how to assess or check for understanding. It’s already done for you.