Something for the weekend

14-year old dancer

When this post goes live, I’ll be on my way home from a week of cross country skiing in the Methow. This is one of my happy places … where I can recharge my batteries and return feeling fit and refreshed. Do you have a special place like this? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.

In the meantime, here is a roundup of interesting links from around the web:

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From Desire to Reality: Why Setting Goals Is Critical for Success

The Art of Suffering

Archive footage of the first ascent of the Dawn Wall in 1970.

Happiness comes from giving, not buying and having

Museums … from the art’s perspective

Where to stream the Oscar-nominated documentaries

Invisibilia, the most awesomest new podcast

Climbers in western Washington test their fitness by timing their hike up Mt. Si with a loaded backpack. Here are 11 other interesting ways to test your fitness.

The contentment habit

And, lastly, the benefits of meditation, explained in one short video:

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