Mad Love Monday #26

A collection of all of the random things I loved on the internet in the previous week, and why you might love them, too. Or at least crush on them. What are my fantasies trying to tell me? What are yours trying to tell you? The wise and wonderful Jen Louden gets us thinking. Exactly! Smart and formal education don’t necessarily go together. Julie at Escape the Ivory Tower sparked this interesting conversation. Johnny’s right, I do want to throw a pie in his face for this obvious piece of profundity. But his favorite flavor because as obvious as it was, I still needed to hear it. * * * Have a madly marvelous...

At the Smithy: Project Wellness

“At the Smithy” is a place where I discuss what I am currently learning about, be it through a book, an ecourse, a teleclass, or a life experiment. This is my opportunity to model what I’m teaching others and legitimizes all the self-work I like to do (bonus!). It has been (very unpleasantly) brought to my attention that I’m not really doing my best to give my ittybiz what it needs. I’ve been trying to give it research, education, content creation, product development, systems development–all things that are generally good for a business. So what does LMWS really need from me? Health. None of the above can happen if I’m not in good, solid shape. I’ll spare you the details, but basically my thyroid (which never balanced out in the first place) is backsliding. I’ve talked about swimming with the crocodile before, if you want more background. My body has been complaining and I have been trying to placate it with little tweaks to my routine here and there. Last week my body hijacked my mind and spirit and said “fix your health before anything else!” I immediately protest because my bills won’t wait, house cleaning won’t wait, all the various obligations of life WON’T WAIT. But I want desperately to rest. I am craving long nights of sleep and days of naps. I long for curling up on the couch with a good book, preparing and enjoying good, simple food, and engaging in regular but gentle exercise. Somehow I tell myself this is impossible, yet I know it is necessary. I can’t make my health just one of...