Holding On To Circumstance -
This paragraph from Scott Belsky’s post at Medium seems key to me.
In a world of twitter, email, endless texts, internet wonder (and now Medium!), create windows of non-stimulation in your day and life - whether through habits or rituals, when you can tune out of everything else and tune into yourself.
It seems more realistic to me to set aside “windows of non-stimulation” when possible or when needed than to insist on a Sabbath shutdown every seven days.
“@WomensHealthMag: “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson”— Power2EndStroke (@Power2EndStroke) June 16, 2013
"I only wish that the Doctor spent as long with me as he spent with the technology" @drnic1 twitter.com/mHealthInsight…— mHealth Insight (@mHealthInsight) June 13, 2013
Piezo-resistive fibers enable "blood pressure watch" with continuous monitoring -
The article talks about expense; from a patient’s perspective, the great advantage of this device would be not living with an uncomfortable cuff that inflates regularly.
GOP Candidate: Yoga Opens You to Satanic Possession -
I guess it’s safe to assume that the Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor in Virginia won’t be contributing to the Freer Gallery’s Razoo campaign to fund its Yoga exhibition. This is gonna be a crazy election.
Just seen at NPR—Domino’s has prototyped a drone for delivering pizza.
Reminds me of this video from Discovery Channel.
“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.”― Leonard Bernstein— Stokefire Branding (@stokefire) June 2, 2013
Here’s a variation on the Sabbath theme that seems a lot more workable to me. ZenHabits has launched a Simplify Your Day program. Because it seeks to help participants
say “No” to:
- Commitments you can let go
- Appointments that aren’t absolutely essential
- Non-essential to-do items
- Moving quickly
- Doing smaller tasks instead of important tasks
it seems to allow more space for the flow and demands of daily life and concentrate on what we really need—recognizing and focusing on what’s important. Just stopping, which seems to be the focus of most of the writing I’ve seen, is pretty impractical if the people you’re with aren’t stopping too. Here’s an approach that lets you stop when you can and when it’s important.
Good morning! RT if you’d rather be running naked through a cornfield singing, “This Land is My Land!”— Walt Whitman (@TheWaltWhitman)
You were expecting When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed?
For a much more reverent mashup of Whitman, NASA, and Sagan, try this
via Brain Pickings
We can bury our heads in the sand and say the problem is so big that we’re never going to be able to create solutions or we can take the plus one approach—meaning that every positive action, no matter how small is a step in the right direction. — Cathal Armstrong in Arlington