Carousel — 08.06.10

DenaAugust 6, 2010

Every Friday, I post my favourite links, posts, & resources from around the Web. Expect to learn, grow, & be inspired.


1. But who will speak for the trees?: This is a really important post about the demise of the paper industry & why it is actually quite a good thing, especially for trees.

2. 25 Lessons I’ve Learned in 50 Years: I love when people share the life lessons that they’ve accumulated over a lifetime. It’s like a peek into the person’s soul. How wonderful!

3. How Are You Faring In Your Life Now?: Have you heard of the “life wheel”? I admit it’s a bit simplistic but it seems like a good way to gauge your overall happiness in the various areas of your life. Give it a try & let me know what you find out.

4. How I Met Good Fortune Half Way – and You Can Too: Talk about taking a bad situation and spinning it into something amazing… Mary’s story is incredible. She proves that when one door closes, a window opens somewhere.

5. Life Advice In a Nutshell:

Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff. —Robert Elliot

6. Four Healthy Reasons to Stay Away from Magic Pills, and How to Do It: There are no short cuts in life. Stop looking for the magic bullets and the magic pills. Instead work hard to create the life of your dreams. Excellent post about how to make it happen.

7. How to eat on just $2 per day: Rachel plans to find out about the reality of living in an impoverished, third-world country. I’m interested to see how her journey plays out.

8. Inspire Please Post: A collection of some of the most gorgeous photographs that I have ever seen in my life! Be prepared to have your breath stolen.


This weekend will be full & bursting at the seams for me! Today is my father’s birthday, so dinner party tonight. Tomorrow we have my niece’s 3rd birthday party & then I am babysitting all night. And Sunday I am headed to the New Jersey State Fair / Sussex County Farm & Horse Show. I’m so excited!

What are your plans for the weekend? Whatever you do, I hope it’s fabulous!


Comments (6)

  • Dena Botbyl

    August 6, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    [Check out my favourite posts from around the Web this week!] evolution you | Carousel—08.06.10

  • Dena Botbyl

    August 6, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Check out my favourite posts from around the Web this week!

  • Brad Chaffee

    August 6, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    RT @DenaBotbyl: Check out my favourite posts from around the Web this week!

  • Elizabeth M

    August 6, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Wow that flamingo pic is beautiful! I’m looking forward to hitting some of the links you’ve posted today but first, work is calling, alas!

    1. Dena

      August 6, 2010 at 2:16 pm

      @Elizabeth – Thank you so much for checking out this week’s Carousel. The image came from the post linked at the bottom of the Carousel. How gorgeous!?!?! Did you ever respond & let me know when you will be in Paris this September?

  • Dena Botbyl

    August 7, 2010 at 1:25 am

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