Friday, June 22, 2012

Potentially Life Changing Posts

Using the computer is tough for me these days thanks to one grabby little one-year-old. He sees my laptop and can't help himself from trying to pull it closer to him and pressing keys.

One time I was typing some camera recommendations to a friend who was looking to buy a new one. I spent more than a half hour writing explanations of camera terms, what to look for, comparison of features, model recommendations, and even which stores had sales going on. Toward the end of that message, The Little One got restless so I pulled him on my lap. Five seconds later he wiped out my entire message with a single key stroke.

Gone.

Poof.

Never to return again.

So I pretty much limit my computer use to nap time, bed time, and the occasional strapped-in-a-high-chair feeding.  I'm not even sure how I find time to blog, honestly, but I enjoy blogging so I try to fit it in.

This limited computer time also means I don't read as many blogs as I used to, which is a shame, because there are many that I enjoy.

For this wonderstruck Friday, I thought I'd share a few posts I loved this week.

Life is art: Sara is a warrior by Brandi Reynolds

Remember Brandi from last week's wonderstruck interview? Brandi is a talented photographer. Recently a cancer patient went to Brandi for a photo session "to do something artful/fun with her newly bald head." Imagine that. Instead of staying home feeling sick (which, quite frankly, I've been doing all week with a cold... don't I feel the shmuck), this woman is spreading her wings. Check out the photos in Brandi's post. Beautiful.

Abhyanga: It Cures What Ails Ya by Taylor Newman

Taylor and I used to work together at PopSci.com. She has since moved to Austin, Texas where she seems to have found her rhythm. She is currently studying massage and posted this week about self-massage with oil. She talks about the benefits and gives instructions (clockwise strokes on your stomach, long strokes on arms and legs). I tried this last night and felt so relaxed afterward. I just may need to work this into a regular practice.

How to Unplug {More}: 10 Things to Do {Pick 1 Before You Click} by Ann Voskamp

Do you spend too much time on the internet? As aforementioned, I don't get on my computer much, but I am guilty of overusing my iPhone, to the point that I'm now challenging myself to set my phone down and leave it. I don't know why it's such a struggle. I have a lot of work to do here clearly. Anyhow, Ann created a poster of things to do before you click like "give someone a hug" or "open a window and look outside for 5 minutes." Wouldn't our days be better if we incorporated some of these each time we were about to go online?

Have you found any great posts this week? Posts that will change your life for the better?

Wishing you a wonderstruck weekend!

1 comment:

  1. I do spend far too much time on my computer and on the internet. I have to remind myself to take breaks and when I do, I'm so glad I did. Good for the eyes, the fingers, and relationships to disconnect for a while. :) Absolutely LOVED the photos on Brandi's blog. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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