It feels deeply personal — karigee.com

One unpopular opinion I hold is that everybody should have a blog, where they just check in a couple of times a week. They/you don’t need to have much of anything to say, just raise a hand and say hi. Here’s what time I woke up this morning, here’s what I had for breakfast, here’s what I thought about when I brushed my teeth. Is it raining where you are? I’d like to know.
— Read on karigee.com/blog/2018/11/5/it-feels-deeply-personal

I like it and hope I am boring someone or no one with this blog.

PBR: Pumps, Bumps, and Rollers

Our friends Jen and Derek introduced us to the Mile 18 area for mountain biking earlier this year. Kate is just getting her dirt wheels under control and PBR is a great trail to get started on. However as the description reads below it’s still fun for any skill level.

2 miles of nonstop grins! Nonstop banked turns and features flowing into each other. Very fast and with enough speed you’ll be in the air a good amount of time (though everything is rollable).

This is the perfect trail for intermediates to work on skills, or experts to let it rip. Everyone will be happy with this one.

Via MTB Project

‘You Want The Best For This Country, I Respect That’: 2 Strangers Find Common Ground : NPR

Israel Baryeshua has conservative political views, while Tiffany Briseño identifies as liberal. Both agree that more kindness and compassion in politics would benefit the country.
— Read on www.npr.org/2018/11/09/665667666/you-want-the-best-for-this-country-i-respect-that-2-strangers-find-common-ground

Habits Are The Compound Interest of Self-Improvement | Rich Roll

JAMES CLEAR ON WHY HABITS ARE THE COMPOUND INTEREST OF SELF-IMPROVEMENT

October 28, 2018

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“True behavior change is really identity change.”
JAMES CLEAR
What stands in the way of becoming the person you aspire to be?

Maybe it’s circumstances. Access or opportunity. For many its bad habits, exacerbated by the unsuccessful war waged to replace them with good habits — a rinse and repeat process that generally leads to failure and discouragement.

Why is it so hard to overcome negative patterns?

Today’s guest contends the problem isn’t you. The problem is your system.

Evolving from stuck and unsatisfied into the person you wish to become is equal parts art and science. Science helps explain the root causes of our behaviors and how to modify them. But the application of said principles into practice is very much an art.
— Read on www.richroll.com/podcast/james-clear-401/

Long podcast on habits and ways to create and remove ones that we might label good or bad. I enjoyed how they discuss the danger of callin something a bad habit and how that can create more stress leading to the continuation of said bad habit. Habits are just habits. If you have one that you aren’t happy about then you might want to figure out new habits that help you avoid the undesired habit. Habit habit habit.