What I’m Reading: On Thinking, Black Holes & Cartoons

I love reading a wide variety of things from books to blogs and everything in between! Reading allows me the opportunity to meet myself in different ways and broadens what I think about the world around me. Most times when I have a moment of downtime, you will find me reading. Here is what I have been enjoying this week.

thinking-face_1f914Your First Thought Is Rarely Your Best Thought: Lessons on Thinking

By: Shane Parrish, Farnam Street

This article by is so spot on. The article talks about the importance of having time to think and be. Recently I had a what I call a “come to Jesus” moment with myself. I found that I was living a way too distracted life. My days started extremely early, ended late, and in between my early rise I was moving from task to task. There was little time to be, let alone think and ponder. And yet, I strongly believe in the power of thinking. As a matter of fact, I believe that true learning comes in the thinking and exploration phase. So I have been a lot more intentional over the past two weeks of blocking out times in my day to relax (that has to come with it for me), connect with myself, and to think. Usually this looks like me snuggled on a couch with a hot cup of tea but it also has looked like me coloring a beautiful picture while my mind races down unexpected rabbit holes. I also have changed how I schedule my girls, so they have more time in their days to be with themselves, and chase their own rabbit holes!

assasn-14li_banner_0Some Black Holes Erase Your Past

By: EarthSky Voices / February 25, 2018

Last year we studied astronomy and through it I learned some pretty amazes facts about space and all that is out there. Now in full transparency, an article about black holes or any other space related topic is not something I would ever read voluntary. But ever sense last year’s exploration in outer space I can’t seem to get enough space knowledge. The topic of black holes fascinates, confuses, and scares me all at the same time. But like I said, I can’t get enough, so when this article hit my inbox it was a must read!

180226_a21677Cartoons From the February 26, 2018 Issue

The New Yorker

So the last thing I’ll leave you with is sure to put a smile on your face! I love my weekly prescription of Cartoons. I used to dream of being a cartoonist myself (it was a fleeting dream because I am not as witty, can’t draw to save my life, and am a wordy writer). Nonetheless, I have always been a fan! I sure hope these cartoons bring a smile to your face this week.

Now It’s Your Time to Shine!

What have you been reading this week? What article or blog post has inspired you, corrected you, helped you, or challenged you. Please share in the comment’s section below and don’t forget to add the link so we can read it as well!

And as always, Stay encouraged & Be Blessed

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