Mindfulness May

Happy Mental Health Awareness Month! And AAPI Heritage Month! This month we are veering off the railroad tracks in favor of a theme that aligns with mental health awareness. Because, tbh, my mental health could use some tending to right now. It's been a demanding Spring semester, on the heels of a busy Fall semester, … Continue reading Mindfulness May

Scheduled Sickness

About 24 hours ago I received my second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. I teach on Thursdays, so I spent the weekend doing the teaching prep work that I would ordinarily be doing today because, as expected, today I have been achey, fatigued, and had a low-grade fever that (fingers crossed) seems to be behind … Continue reading Scheduled Sickness

The One Small Trick That Increased My Step Count By 50% and Made My Eye Strain Go Away

Sorry-not-sorry for the clickbait title, but I couldn't resist. Turns out that taking a ~5 minute break to walk around every ~30 minutes really does make a big difference to screen fatigue and general activity levels. And so, contrary to my expectations going in, Less Sedentary February (LSF): Pandemic Edition was actually... pretty successful. I … Continue reading The One Small Trick That Increased My Step Count By 50% and Made My Eye Strain Go Away

30 Days of Yoga, the 2020 Slate, and “Why Lunalutions?”

Happy February, friends! There's lots of stuff on the schedule for today: reflecting on January, introducing February, presenting the 2020 slate, and giving a brief discourse on the purpose(s) of lunalutions. Hmmm, is cramming multiple topics into one post how effective blogging is meant to work? ­čĄö (Confession: I suspect this is a not-so-effective blog.) … Continue reading 30 Days of Yoga, the 2020 Slate, and “Why Lunalutions?”

December: Brush Lettering and Looking Ahead to January

It's that part of the year between Thanksgiving and Christmas where time seems to slip right through my fingers like sand. There isn't actually less time than usual in this 3-4 week period (is there?), but somehow what would normally be experienced as several weeks seems to amount to just a few days. Am I … Continue reading December: Brush Lettering and Looking Ahead to January