Nice White Parents, My Love of Bits, and Creating Habits
Navigating life is hard.
To tackle everything, I like to create habits. The podcast Hidden Brain had a great episode about habits this week. On Tuesday, I published an article about struggling with my decision a year ago to put my son in a private school.
And then to lighten it up, I told some jokes with friends, learned more about a non-profit that helps women rock, and bought a smartphone that I can hold in one hand.
I don’t want to be a Nice White Parent
It's called Nice White Parents. Something about the title made me uncomfortable. I was interested, but I was also afraid of what I was going to learn - about myself. I finally listened — and I felt like a punch in the gut.
I wrote about the podcast series, my experience looking for a kindergarten, and the public school system in Pittsburgh. You can read it here.
I love a good bit
I really do. Sometimes Grant (friend/colleague) pretends he doesn't know how to sit in a chair. It's so dumb. It's brilliant.
This 1:16 video makes for some really good bits.
As soon as I see a rabbit hole, I dive right in. Grant and I executed an excellent bit on a call earlier, so I decided to research "the bit."
Meet Melinda Colaizzi, Founder of Women Who Rock
Melinda is the founder of Women Who Rock, a crusade to champion women in music and women’s health awareness. I talked to Melinda (who is also a very talented, Berklee-educated musician) this week and she filled me in on the latest.
WWR is always looking for great sponsors. If you're interested in one-of-a-kind marketing opportunities and want to support and fund women's health research, contact Melinda: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hidden Brain: A Creature of Habit
If you're trying to create change in your life, check out this episode of Hidden Brain — 👹 A Creature of Habit. I'll probably share some thoughts on this in the future.
A Christmas Miracle: Small smartphones exist again
I'm long over caring about the latest, greatest phone. It's about function. So, when I saw the iPhone 12 mini, I couldn't resist. This is what I've been waiting for!
Yinz, it's the best! I love being able to hold my phone with one hand ✋
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Until next time ✌️