Slowed down...

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"I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear." Rosa Parks

So I am back from the most wonderful vacay that I had with my family and I come home to the sad and political news from all over the place. 

My heart breaks as more bad news comes from Florida

My mom friends are discussing this post on how terrible social media is for our kids and what we as parents need to do.  Of course, this is after Parkland and a series of tragic teen deaths in our local town.  

Too much conversation around Walk Up vs Walk Out. 
Yes, you should always walk up. 
I guess that needs to be said. 

I am reading this great book called The President's Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity.  It's about how the all the US presidents privately turn to one another for advice, mentorship, support (public and private), when they love each other and hate each other.  

This is my first time reading a nonfiction like this. 
The history and things our presidents have been through.  
The impossibly tough decisions... that impact the world as whole... 

But really what was so amazing was their generosity to one another.  
Everybody needs a sounding board, advice, and friendship. 
Kindness too.  

How would things change if we slowed down a bit and connected that much more?  
This weekend is for you and to be kind, not only to yourself but to your friends far and near.  


You should know...

--> Finland is the happiest place in 2018.  How come?  I think everything in this society is set up for people to be successful and they love to be "hot and steamy".  BTW - the US is #18 on the list.  

--> Sadly, Toys R Us is closing.  Like immediately.  

How others are managing...

--> Even iHeartRadio is re-organizing. 
So much change is happening in big business, I take it as a sign that it's okay to make big changes!  
What do you need to do??

--> In positive news... Blue Apron is going to sell meal kits in stores!  Wooooo!  

How to give...

--> The conversation in our house is how it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile. 
(47 muscles to frown; 17 to smile)
Make it a good life.  
Smile more.

Quick side note from Ashleigh.  Here are my most favorite tools ever.

  • For audio motivation - Relentless by Tim Grover. I listen to him as I was in the mornings.  My walk always becomes a power walk after listening. 
  • To focus during the day I love to focus@will.  They say music helps you focus and for me it surely does.  I blare the classical music.  I am not sure how many people my age choose that over techno but either way I love it.
  • Rosemarie Groner (from the Busy Budgeter) is a friend and I just LOVE how much she gives everything away.  She tells you and anyone she can her detailed way to making money!  Start with her Pinterest Strategy Guide that is worth every penny.  Not. going. to. lie.

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