Saturday, April 6, 2019

Saturday Seven ~ April 6th 2019

Happy Saturday, what have you been up to this week? Here is a rundown of highlights for the week. I hope you find them useful in your life! My goal as a person and a writer are to always Pay-It-Forward so please let me know how I can help you. YES, YOU!
Enjoy your weekend & this post! Amazing things to come!

What am I Reading? – I am addicted to the Curiosity App (a must for your mind) Curiosity offers quick 5-minute articles on everything from space exploration to time management.  This week I read all about how Jupiter’s Red Spot is Shrinking, The Simple Technique that will instantly make you a better Listener & Daruma Dolls are a Japanese tradition for achieving goals. Good stuff!!

·       What am I Listening to? –  Exciting news! I have been asked to be on a podcast! The amazing host of Write Away, Natalie Lockett, has asked me to be a part of a creativity panel and I am thrilled! We will be talking about inspiration and creativity resources. It airs on May 1st! Check out previous episodes now here.
·       What Quote am I pondering? – Pay it forward ~ not really a quote but been thinking a lot about my own blessings and good fortune. I am a big believer in karma and what goes around comes back around. I try to keep this in mind with every action I take, personally and professionally.

·       What am I Researching? –  Interesting enough, kink. Yes, I said kink and yes, I mean that kind of kink. One of my fellow writers is writing a book on alternative lifestyles, specifically, polyamory and kink. Not something I have ever considered for myself but interesting none the less. I am looking into understanding the lifestyle and choices of the community. Here is a terrific article I found if your curiosity is at all piqued.

·       Yummy Meal of the Week – Baked Feta Crusted Salmon – Holy yum! Love fish, and super love this amazing dish! Get the recipe here.

·       What did I Learn? –  Choosing our battles is important. There are lots of reasons to fight back, draw the line and state enough is enough and there are just as many reasons not to. Some people use the fight as a vehicle for drama, attention, and even distraction. Either way, it is used energy --positive or negative. As I have gotten older, I am realizing I need to choose how best to expend my energy and what battles (good and bad) are worth fighting and which are better spent unfought and even ignored.  This is a difficult choice at times, but definitely necessary because in the end not battles are won in the fight, some are won in the strategy to ignore, compromise and or resolve without conflict.

·       What am I Watching? –  The Rookie on ABC. I have always been a fan of Nathan Fillon, he got my attention in Serenity (Firefly) and then again in Castle. I was recently challenged into watching the pilot episode of his new ABC show – The Rookie about a 40-something man who is looking for a clean slate after his divorce. Showing bravery and a knack for de-escalation he moves to Los Angeles and becomes a police officer.  Obviously, I was not initially interested in the show but after the pilot, I have to admit I am intrigued. I am a fan of 911 and this has a similar feel. I am putting it to the three-episode test! (if you are curious, the deal was I have to watch The Rookie and they had to watch Blindspot – they are almost through Season One!)

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