Happiness Project

Friday, 26 November 2010, 19:19 | Category : Life
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I finished reading The Happiness Project today. I won’t make the blanket statements that everyone should read it, or that it will change your life – all I can say is that I’m glad that I read it, and that I’m hoping to use it’s lessons to change my life. Unlike Eat Pray Love (which […]

Moving On

Saturday, 23 October 2010, 12:41 | Category : Life
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It’s been an odd, sad year. I’ve lost two friends from high school; one to cancer, the other to suicide. While I hadn’t seen either of them in several years, their loss still sticks with me each day. Each of these dynamic, funny, smart, and talented young men have left behind families of their own. […]

Making Space

Saturday, 28 February 2009, 17:11 | Category : Life, working
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For someone with few friends, and a small family, and an increasingly large job, I seem to be an incredibly busy person. I think its mostly because of how many things I *want* to do – things that I’m constantly collecting information about, that are always getting transferred from to-do list to to-do list. I […]

Imperfect

Tuesday, 20 January 2009, 9:26 | Category : Life
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“Today celebrate all the parts of you that you feel are “imperfect,” realizing that they are part of what makes you special, unique, and beautiful.” Yoga Journal, Daily Insight Newsletter, January 19, 2009 I’m guilty of trying to be perfect. Even if it’s being perfectly “messy.” When SPJB was in town this weekend, he noticed […]

52 Nights Unplugged

Monday, 18 February 2008, 20:46 | Category : Uncategorized
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I’m a screen junkie. If it has a screen, I like it. I’ll carry it around with me and use it, even when I’m not supposed to (like texting from the ER). So, when I read about 52 Nights Unplugged, I was intrigued. Basically, Ariel (the blog author) has decided to give up everything screen-related […]

Let it Go…

Friday, 2 November 2007, 17:24 | Category : Life
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My friend Heather posted this a while back on her MySpace blog, and when I re-read it today, it really resonated with me. And I wanted to save it in some small way, so I posted it here. (It has a lot of God references in it, and if you are a believer, or not, […]

10 Simple Ways to Do More

Tuesday, 5 June 2007, 23:17 | Category : working
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Since yoga teacher training started this past weekend, and my boss is out of town (off the continent, even) for the next 2 weeks, I definitely am searching for more ways to get a few more things done every day. Maybe it’s something about doing yoga for 20+ hours a week (plus study time!) that […]

Being Snarky

Friday, 27 April 2007, 0:53 | Category : Life
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I was told the other day that I was being snarky. Now, I know I’m a sarcastic person (yes, I just heard you all roll your eyes out there and say “No, really…”) but I never thought of myself as snarky. Here’s the definition of snarky: A colloquialism meaning short-tempered or snappish. After getting that […]

Be Faithful

Saturday, 21 April 2007, 4:54 | Category : Life
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I’ve spent most of this evening working on my websites (BrandiCJohnson.com and eMediaDaily), and emailing with my good friend Dave, who is working on a paper for law school. At the top of my faithful gmail Account, there was the “Quote of the Day” which read: Andre Gide- “Be faithful to that which exists within […]

A Note About Personal Responsibility

Tuesday, 27 February 2007, 0:37 | Category : Life, working
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Why is personal responsibility missing in so much of today’s society? I mean, honestly. At work, one of my co-workers asked repeatedly for the tools to do part of her job. Now that she has them, she claims to not have time to use them. Or can we make them push the information she needs […]