February is coming to an end and Spring is almost here! Like many of you, I’m ready for the sun. My daughter and her family were in town this month, and we had lots of fun rollerskating. I felt like a 10-year old kid again. This month, Portland was also hit by an out-of-character snow storm. The storm shut our city down for several days, with snow and freezing rain. The weather caused unsafe driving conditions, but also created beautiful ice sculptures on the trees and road signs. Marley enjoyed the snow, although he wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. A few weeks later, signs of Spring are at last visible everywhere. Flowers are blooming, and trees are budding. The end of one season is near and the start of a new one awaits.
At LifeOhm, some exciting things are on the way as well. I’ve written a series of yoga articles that will appear on PlumDeluxe in March and April, so please watch for those. Chris Guillebeau’s Pioneer Nation is coming to Portland in March, along with the World Domination Summit in July, and I’m lucky to be attending both. I’m also working on a very special meetup for WDS attendees and hope to see you there!
Lastly, I’m excited to announce the winner of the giveaway from the 7 Steps to Reach Your Goal with Visual Goal Setting post.
And the winner is … Lorna Gunn! Congratulations Lorna! As promised, you’ll receive an autographed copy of Drawing Solutions: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life. Thank you so much to everyone who registered and thank you for all your wonderful support!
Here are a few more things that make life grand – thoughtful blog posts and articles from around the web and, of course, great books. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
It’s the Little Things – Favorite Links
A Garden of Eden in Hell. Could Your Problems Be Gifts: It’s amazing how changing your perspective can change your life. Inspiring video.
6 Ways to Fall In Love With Your Job All Over Again: If you hate your job but it’s not the right time to switch, these tips will help.
7 Feng Shui Tips to Make Your Home a Sanctuary: Little changes in your home can transform your environment.
6 Things You Can Do To Bring Peace To Your Home: I love these suggestions, especially #2.
Create More Joy in Your Life, Prioritize What You Enjoy Doing: Seems like a no-brainer, so why don’t we do it?
Eliminate These 5 Words to Create the Life of Your Dreams: This really works!
7 Strategies for Overcoming Money Anxiety: Anxiety is no fun – these strategies will help you feel better about your money.
7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People: How many of these habits do you have?
25 Things You Should Stop Wasting Your Time On: Are you guilty of these time and energy wasters?
14 Ways to Become More Resilient: Resiliency is a major factor in our overall happiness. Check out these great tips and increase your resiliency.
It’s the Little Things – Books I’m Reading
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield: An excellent guide to increasing your creativity and overcoming your own resistance.
The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: Great tips for anyone who does public speaking.
What are the little things making your life grand right now? I’d love to hear from you!