Settle in with a cup of coffee and your favorite pastry to travel around the interwebs with us as we share our favorite articles and resources from the previous week to help you Live the Good Life.
On to the good stuff
Like so many of you, we grew up with Dr. Seuss rhymes and stories. His books captured our imagination while teaching us about language and life. It is great to see another side of the genius of Dr Seuss.
It is fascinating to realize how much learning a new language can have on your life. This wonderful article explains how being bi-lingual makes you smarter. And here we thought it was just helping us order cheese and wine in different countries. It makes me appreciate the millions of bi-lingual speakers around the world just a bit more.
From novels to historical fiction to the ancient myths of Greece, our stories have dominated the written word. This article, Your Brain on Fiction, from the NY Times is a fascinating look at how reading stories can “change how we act in life.” Now we have an excuse for reading novels as we just love a good brain stimulation.
We’ve been consuming vast amounts of information about China and are overwhelmed with excitement for what we will experience. One of the interesting articles we found aims to debunk the misconceptions most of us have about China. It is a great read to learn more about this mysterious and exciting country.
I love the idea expressed of living life without “should”. The goal for us all is to live our lives by not saying “I should do that” but instead just doing it. I think this is actually similar to the wise words “Do or do not. There is no try.” Thank you Yoda for your guidance.
After almost 6 months, we said goodbye to Thailand this morning and are off on our next adventure. We will be spending a few days on buses as we head up through Laos and crossing the border into China. We’re excited for what the next few months will bring us. We’ll be sharing the stories and images through our newsletter and Facebook, so sign up if you are not already there.