I came across this video quite by accident this weekend and just have to share. This is the 3D/Google Earth version of the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. First, I love Google Earth and second, this looks like a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Ascetic yogis? Tea huts? Amazing views? Sounds amazing.
Video: Ben Ralston on Relationships
My beautiful friend (who will *hopefully* be contributing to the site soon) sent me this video from Ben Ralston, because it moved her so much that she had to share. Definitely some food for thought, plus his accent is so lovely!
You can find more of his stuff over at Elephant Journal.
This Week In History: Hawaii!
Can you tell I’m having beach withdraws? The highlight of this week in history for me is that Hawaii became the 50th state on August 21, 1959.
Okay, but there’s more, really there is. That’s just the one that caught my eye.
This week in history, the Lincoln-Douglas debates began (1858), the first race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was held (1909), Sacco and Vanzetti were executed (1927),…
Sand, Surf, and Starbucks
I know it’s been quiet around here this week, but I have good reason:
That’s right! I’m on the beach. Well, I’m not ON the beach right now…I’m actually getting a few things done in the wilderness otherwise known as Starbucks. See?
(Taking a selfie on your webcam in a public place is SUUUUPER awkward, but whatevs)
We’ve scoured every shell shop, drank every margarita, and shelled…
Beautiful thoughts from my friend Cynthia on judging others. I love what Cynthia said about not needing to know why another person acts in a certain way, and that we just need to focus on our behavior. Anyway, I can’t do it justice, so give this short post a read!
Originally posted on cynthiabeard:
People are sometimes surprised when I say that I am incredibly judgmental. I probably don’t…
This Week in History: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
This week, August 3 through 9th, begs special attention to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Sixty-nine years ago this week, the United States dropped two atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima (Aug 6) and Nagasaki (Aug 9). The world has never been the same.
The war in Europe had ended in May 1945, but fighting continued in the Pacific Theater. On July 26, 1945, the Potsdam Declaration…
The Grass is Always Greener: Thoughts on the Body Image War
War. Yes, you read that right: Body Image War.
Women, we are too hard on ourselves. We’re at war with ourselveswhen it comes to our waistline, our breast size, the length of our legs, the size of our shoes, and even those little creases that start to form around our eyes as we get a little older that simply reflect all the laughs we’ve enjoyed throughout our lives, or all the times we’ve…
That Time I Decided to Quit Writing
Yes, I can appreciate the irony here: writing about quitting writing. I think this experience is important, and I feel the need to share it with you all. Who knows, maybe someone is going through something similar?
Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, I was overwhelmed. I couldn’t do it any more — writing that is. I couldn’t make the words come. I was struggling to make coherent sentences, get all of…
This Week in History: Jimmy Hoffa, the Spanish Armada, and Wild Bill
Looking back over my posts here on The Brainy Babe, I decided it was high time to revive the “This Week in History” series of posts. So, without further ado, here’s this week — July 17 to August 2 — in history.July 27th 1974:
The House begins the impeachment of that not-a-crook President Richard Nixon. He resigned before proceedings could take place, keeping him from joining the ranks of…
A Day of Doing Nothing: Why Being Lazy is Healthy
Do you have a hard time doing nothing? I totally do, but it’s something that really gives us a chance to rejuvenate. Relaxation is good; I think that’s something that we tend to forget here in the US, where productivity is valued above most states of being.
Yesterday was Sunday, and as I was milling about the house, Mike looked at me and said, “It’s so against my nature to sit around on a…