Calm-Assertive Energy

When reading two library books from this week I loved how the first, Be the Pack Leader by Cesar Millan mentioned the second one, Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker.

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When a dog growls at someone in your environment, it shows more about you—and your energy—than the dog itself. Dogs are experts at reading you, and are reacting to your signals.
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Anxiety is reduced by improving your prediction, thus increasing your certainty.

Both books are good reads about using life energy for gaining confidence. How developing better awareness and observation skills creates a mindset — and environment — filled with less fear, anxiety, and stress.

Why English is such a great language for puns (The Economist)

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Why English is such a great language for puns in The Economist is a punny book review of Away With Words: An Irreverent Tour Through the World of Pun Competitions by Joe Berkowitz.

Açai Bowl

Pre-trip homemade breakfast bowl using this Vitamix recipe, minus the kale and matcha.

If you want much more delicious food and much better photography — check out On The Plate (theplate.blog) from my coworker Marek. He inspires me.

(Tech note: this photo uses the Android Nexus 6P phone’s “lens blur” technique. Let me know what you think.)