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Episode 9 ~ FLOW

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Today’s episode is brought to you by Hygge Coffee Co. Get 10% off your order by clicking on the Hygge Coffee Logo.   Support this podcast by signing up for a free 30-day trial. Click on the Audible image to the left to get your free download now.     I love this quote from Heidi in today’s podcast: “Everything worth doing takes practice.” Mentioned in today’s podcast:  1/ 1938 Harvard Study – Robert Waldinger TED Talk 2/ The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor Train Your Brain in 21 Days:…read more

Friday Favorites

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This week, I’ve done more reading about body and mind health and education. They’re on my radar right now, so of course these three articles caught my interest! Two articles from the New York Times, one from the New York Post… Heidi and I have been discussing a whole lot of things regarding healthy habits for mind and body on the Health, Hygge, and Happiness podcast series. This is a great read about a scientific study on how exercising in mid-life (ahem…that’s us, my age-peers!) can fend off dementia later…read more

Episode 8 ~ What on earth is Hygge (Hyoo-gah)?

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Today’s episode is brought to you by Hygge Coffee Co. Get 10% off your order by clicking on the Hygge Coffee Logo.   Support this podcast by signing up for a free 30-day trial. Click on the Audible image to the left to get your free download now.     Discussed in Today’s Episode… Definition of Hygge The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

Friday Favorites (Smithical Snippet 4)

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Welcome to Friday Favorites…things that caught my eye and made me want to share with everyone! If you’re here from the Smithical Snippet – here is the infographic I was telling you about. The Basics of the Blue Zones in One Awesome Photo. I read this book in bits and pieces over the past week and just devoured the ending this morning as I tried to wake up after being on a family trip this week in D.C.  It’s not a new release, but a signed copy for sale (for…read more

Smithically Speaking ~ Episode 7: The Blue Zone

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Today’s episode is brought to you by Hygge Coffee Co. Get 10% off your order by clicking on the Hygge Coffee Logo.   Support this podcast by signing up for a free 30-day trial. Click on the Audible image to the left to get your free download now.   In our second conversation, Heidi and I deep-dive into how our own families and communities can adopt heart-healthy and mind-healthy living. Discussed in today’s podcast… The Blue Zone Solutions Dan Buettner Moai Groups (Okinawa) Bringing the Blue Zone ideology into your life:…read more

Friday Favorites…

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I shared a few of these on my Facebook Page this week…but if you don’t follow me there, here are my favorite links/stories from the week… Surround Yourself With More Books Than You Can Possibly Read. I’m excited about this because the library sale was last week and of course I aded a stack of new books to my already unshelved books (because I’m our of shelf space). A new (youth) Hostel in the Pittsburgh area. I have some great memories staying in hostels in London, Ireland and Scotland when I…read more

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Smithically Speaking: Episode 6 ~ Health, Hygge, Happiness (with Heidi)

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Today’s episode is brought to you by Hygge Coffee Co. Get 10% off your order by clicking on the Hygge Coffee Logo. We begin our series on the topic of Health, Hygge, and Happiness, by getting to know Heidi a little bit and understanding where she gets her passion for all things Health and Hygge. This week, we focus on the healthy side of happiness – suggestions Heidi has for those of us who need to know how to get started on a happier, healthier lifestyle or encouraging those of…read more

Friday Favorites…

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– This podcast episode.  It’s a great podcast any way…but this episode?  WOW.  And of course, read by one of the great actresses of our time… – Locals (and book lovers)…have you heard of this?  How heartbreaking! First editions of Isaac Newton AND Adam Smith? Among the missing books is a first edition of Isaac Newton’s “Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica” from London, dated 1687. Mr. Vinson noted that another copy of this book sold for $3.7 million in 2016 at a Christie’s auction in New York City. Also gone is…read more

Smithical Snippet 3 ~ A call out to YOU

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This week, I make a plea to you, the listeners of Smithically Speaking, to get involved and tell your story. To make this podcast truly successful, it includes you being a bigger part of it, other than just listening. Get in touch with me! Listen here: The book that I recommend in this week’s Snippet (because I finished it this week, and also because I love recommending books that are truly moving): Tara Westover’s Educated  

Selling Your Handmade Wares

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Last weekend, my friend Laura and I showed our stash (it’s G-rated, don’t worry) at a craft show at the local Intermediate High school that was a fundraiser for their softball team. It was our second craft show, and between the two of us?  We broke even. Which means, the space we rented for the show was $35 and Laura sold a (gorgeous crocheted) hat for $20. She paid $20 and I paid $15 for the booth (because that’s what she told me it cost, and then when I googled…read more