smithical

Episode 9 ~ FLOW

Posted by in books, health, hygge, podcast

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

Posted by in education, family fun, health

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)?

Posted by in books, health, hygge, podcast

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

Smithically Speaking ~ Episode 7: The Blue Zone

Posted by in friends, health, hygge, podcast

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

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

Posted by in friends, health, hygge, podcast

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

Smithical Snippet 2 ~ Our next series…

Posted by in health, hygge, podcast

In just over a week, we will begin our new series on Smithically Speaking that is near and dear to the heart of my good friend, Heidi Nicholls: the well-being of your body and soul. It is a topic that we talk about a lot when we’re together, and I thought it would be great for the listeners of this podcast to listen in on some of our conversations about health, hygge, and the science of happiness. Listen in for a teaser of our first conversation together… SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave…read more

forty five

Posted by in books, general, health, homeschooling

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

…and the living is easy

Posted by in books, family, health, homeschooling

it has been the longest and the shortest summer. it was the shortest because we were super busy with two shows (the boys’ kid show at the local community theatre and our shakespeare in the park which was stretched over three weekends through the end of august), and soccer starting in JULY (after ending in june). and august was COLD (highs in the lows 70s, down into the 50s at night) so we barely used the pool and ended up closing it before september! it was the longest because hello…read more

my, how things have changed

Posted by in books, crafty, family, health, hobnob theatre co., social networking

i’ve lost my blogging voice.  and while that’s not a bad thing, it’s a lonely, boring place to be. i can’t pinpoint when i lost it – definitely a few years ago when facebook and instagram took over my daily accounting.  and then i think fear took over. fear of saying the wrong thing; of unintentionally hurting someone because of something i wrote.  and now…after not blogging for forever, i want to write again.  but what do i write? when i started blogging, we had babies.  only two of them…but…read more

meals: back to basics

Posted by in food, health

for the month of december, our family’s life was saturated in all things related to our production of A Christmas Carol. between rehearsals most nights during the week, production meetings, errands for costume pieces and props, or evenings spent painting the set,  we were constantly on-the-go, and (to my dismay!) rarely together around the dinner table. this was a “first” for our family: many nights were spent eating restaurant food, fast food, and quick grocery store food that can be eaten in the car. plus…it was christmas and my house was…read more

3