Set aside five, ten or twenty minutes to be completely silent. Every day. No phone, no book, no podcast, no music. Just silence. This practice has helped not only heal my mind, but also remind me that time is not my own. I’m an avid idea-seeker. Always a couple books going at the same time.
We go to this remote cabin in Colorado pretty much every year. It’s incredible. The beauty of the place is unreal. One of my favorite things is actually what it lacks: cell phone reception. This means when we are away, we really are away. There’s a spot on the road where the bars of reception
When I was a kid I used to love the orange flavored Tic Tacs. A few months ago I was telling my kids, “hey just take a chill pill” (a consistent phrase from my childhood- both on the giving and receiving end). I got to thinking about carrying around a box of orange Tic Tacs