Things I’m Loving Friday, Volume 18

I haven’t published a volume of Things I’m Loving Friday in a LONG time. I often struggle to find new resources to share that are leadership and/or learning-focused.

  • More Perfect Podcast by RadioLab – I wrote about loving podcasts in Volume 14. I didn’t mention RadioLab, but it became one of the random podcasts I enjoy (outside of my continued addiction to the Adnan Syad story started on Serial). RadioLab recently launched a spinoff that focused on the Supreme Court and key legal cases affecting Americans. More Perfect is a fascinating look into legal proceedings at the highest court in our nation, and the positive and negative ramifications of major cases. It’s great for me, as a citizen and non-lawyer-type person, to know more specifics about the work of our Supreme Court, the history of the power of the rulings, and the future of some social issues that may affect schools.
  •  Meditation – I began to build a habit for meditation during my year of mindfulness. However, I let that habit slide this year. I’ve recently begun to meditate for at least 5 minutes every morning. Almost immediately, I noticed a change in my day- I felt happier, less negative, overall. I felt more peaceful, and less annoyed by the daily irritations that usually bother me. This simple 5 minute habit is bringing a positive outcome to my professional life, which I greatly appreciate. I use a variety of apps for guided meditation, but if you want a not-safe-for-work, funny, sarcastic guided meditation, check out the Honest Meditation app!

Reflecting on the Ojai sunset

What are you loving lately? 



About Amy's Reflections

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in Southern CA, taking time to reflect on leadership and learning
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