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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

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

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  

Smithically Speaking: Episode 5 ~ Resources for Alternative Ways to Learn in Ninth Grade

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Today’s episode is brought to you by Audible.  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. ~~~~ Today we conclude our series on preparing for high school where I share more fears and slight anxieties. But mostly I’m excited to see the interests that will take over the mind of our oldest as he enters high school. Mentioned in today’s podcast Parrot Rescue in Pittsburgh (hands-on, volunteering in something Rowan loves) MOOCs (Massive Open Online…read more

forty five

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Today, I turn 45 years old. Even though it feels like I’ve been in “midlife” for a few years now, I think 45 is a perfect “midway” year of living. If I live until 90, with good health and happiness, I will have had a good, good life. I woke up this morning, already having celebrated my birthday over the weekend with dinner out with my husband and parents, and my husband gifting me a Kindle Paperwhite because my books and reading obsession is cramping our living room style (truly…piles…read more

Friday Favorites…

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Fridays are what keeps us going every week.  Especially during February.  And maybe January.  Okay, maybe even March. Fridays usher in the weekend…where we can do what we want to do ALL DAY LONG.  Unless we are driving to soccer, futsal, shopping, youth group, garage sales, rehearsals…what have you.  But we love weekends because nothing hangs over our heads. We watched Get Out this week and just loved it.  Creepy and thrilling AND humorous.  In a very intelligent manner.  In other words, this isn’t Scary Movie. The boys and I…read more

What I Read Next…

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The episode of the What Should I Read Next podcast that I was a guest on aired this week. It was so fun to chat with Anne on her show.  I listened to the podcast with my three boys and at the halfway point, my youngest told me that he liked the podcast, but he thought I talked way too much. Yep.  It’s what happens when I talk about books and reading, and talking to Anne was like talking to a BFF about all the books that I love so…read more

being a guest on a fantastic podcast…

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A few weeks ago, I was interviewed by Anne Bogel, who runs the Modern Mrs. Darcy blog and hosts the What Should I Read Next podcast. I’ve been listening to the podcast for at least the entire time it’s been airing (every Tuesday, for the past two years), and I love it because it replaced the gap of another beloved podcast of mine (Books on the Nightstand) which has been off the air for a while now. I’ve always been a reader, but not like recently when I’ve discovered how…read more