So much for me posting every day or two. Anyways. Here I am. I’m on day 8 of the 100 day challenge, and it is challenging. I think it’s difficult because I’m not working right now so I have a lot of free time on my hands. I’ve been working and been doing a master’s degree for the last 2.5 years so I haven’t had this much down time in a long time, and its kind of freaking me out. I go to yoga or for a big walk or hike every day, I read, I clean and organize, and I visit with girlfriends- lunch, tea, brunch, walks… I hang with my partner (who also isn’t working right now. We are not slackers. He works in the film industry so has on and off periods, and I am starting a new job, post-grad, in two weeks). We watch shows and movies and cook together. My mom was visiting this past weekend. I am going to see my brother and his young family for 4 days later this week, so I am trying to fill up the time, but inevitably I find myself a bit bored come late afternoon and evening. The weather has been bad- snow and rain. Anyways, for pete’s sake I shouldn’t be complaining about having time off!
So my mom was here and we went to this lecture together. The guy is Rick Hanson (not the athlete) and he is a neuropsychologist and meditation teacher from California. He wrote a book called Buddha’s Brain and it’s all about neuroplasticity and increasing positive experiences and feelings through changing the brain.