Motivation Archive


App Review: Unfilth Your Habitat

Note: In the iTunes app store this app is called “Unfilth Your Habitat” but in app it’s actually “Unf*ck Your Habitat.” So language warning if you decide to download it. For this review, I’ll be referring to the app as “Unfilth Your Habitat.” I really don’t do well the whole cleaning, organizing, keeping the house nice


App Review: Any.Do and Cal – Time Management Apps that Work

Is it just me, or have both Android and iOS really dropped the ball when it comes to time management apps? They both have calendars and task apps, which work alright I suppose. But when you compare these core apps to third party options they’re both severely lacking. After trying a variety


5 on Friday: 5 Ways I’m Going to Focus on My Health

At the beginning of the year I started writing a series of posts about how I needed to focus on my health. But work got busy. I had to retire from roller derby. I had a foot injury. And I lost all motivation. It’s the middle of the year now and it’s


Getting Hellbent With Beattie Sedgwick(And a Giveaway!)

Update: Congratulations AdRock on winning the Hellbent Helmets T-Shirt!  Roller derby was born out of a DIY ethos. We run our own leagues, coach ourselves, promote ourselves, anything that has to be done we do it ourselves. I believe this self-sufficient mentality is the reason there are so many derby owned businesses. One


My Happiness Project: Enjoying the present.

I’m back!!! Family and animals have been successfully moved and we only lost a few boxes in the process. (How I lost a Swiffer, a broom, and a bright green box of toys, I’ll never know.) While writing my most recent posts about backyard tourism in Indianapolis, I was reminded of one


My Happiness Project: Yoga

In the middle of school/work insanity, I always long for the simplicity of summer- lazy days of swimming, watching tv, and playing with the geekling. In practice, however, I get bored without something to work towards-  a goal or deadline that keeps me busy on lazy summer afternoons and is key to


Grad Student Procrastination. ^I’ve been staring at textbooks all morning, doing this. My brain is being eaten by studying for a Public Finance final worth 45% of my final grade. Happy World Penguin Day!


Pure Geekery Interviews: Int Eighty of Dual Core

I’ve had a few posts on here about work being a bit rough lately. I posted some of my ways of dealing with it (which kind of fizzled out entering week three). I eventually had to step down from my derby team’s roster because I couldn’t attend practice enough. I was going to


My Happiness Project

I’m going to level with you, dear readers. I hate self-help books. They evoke horrible memories of high school assemblies and bad Oprah episodes and turn me in to a twitchy mess. Roller Derby helped me through my divorce, yoga is helping me be more comfortable with who I am, I have


When Hobbies Become Overwhelming

Looking over my to watch, to play, and to read lists I am feeling completely overwhelmed.  Not to mention the list of cross stitch projects. Or the time I need to work on my programming and electronics skills so I can take on a Raspberry Pi project at some point this year.