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.
Nerdy Tees & Hoodies
My nerdy, little heart went pitter-patter the moment I spotted this t-shirt on Teepublic.
I first heard of this company from a fellow Dragon Con attendee in Atlanta this summer.
The benefits are that you can find just about any nerd-niche you can dream of, such as a mix of the TARDIS with the Dark Side of the Moon cover art.
The con is that your first purchase is a huge gamble. They don’t allow returns (except for defects). So if the size and fit aren’t what you wanted, you’re stuck with it. Look at their size charts and fabric blends carefully. Then, once you find the blend and fit that works for you (and you like the way it launders), write it down. Now that I’ve found my favorite size and style, I can enjoy the cheaper price tag without the risk.
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.
- 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.