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Week In Review: The Links and Resources Edition

It just so happened that a lot of what I did last week involved links, so I’m taking that as an opportunity to share some recent things I’ve been using or enjoying with you. 

I still see all these things as accomplishments. I see doing anything that is either new, something that has been on your to do list, something that you learned, or anything that benefits your soul in the self care, self happiness or self learning category….. to be an accomplishment. 

Meg will tell you more about lists and accomplishments. Go party with her and then check yourself off for something you feel proud of last week. 

Last week I…

I took solace in my own mother’s blog writing. She’s going through a big life transition right now and I think her and I take these types of things pretty similarly 

I did a number of morning meditations. My favorite has been the Releasing Muscular Tension Meditation from this resource. 

I listened to podcasts nearly nonstop. New additions to my subscribe list have been: The Lively Show with Jess Lively, The Good Life Project, On Being with Krista Tippett, and The Tim Ferriss Show. 

After last week’s horrible day, I kind of went back and took a lot of solace in The Recovery Warriors Podcast. It’s been a while since I’ve wanted to envelope myself in this world, but that was one of the shifts that happened after that day. Do you ever listen to a podcast or hear someone speak and you are literally like, “That is me.” “That is my life, exactly.” “You are saying exactly what I would be saying.” That happened to me after listening to episode 001 with Carrie Arnold. Her story hit ridiculously close to home.  

I went to my first Choir!Choir!Choir! An awesome event that happens each week in Toronto at a bar where two dudes lead a group of strangers in a choral arrangement of a specific song. I’d been wanting to go for a while but with school never had the chance. This week’s song was Black Hole Sun in memory of Chris Cornell. It was a beautiful tribute. PS that’s me at 4:05. I really need to work on my thinking face.

Since I’ve been doing so well at clearing out my freezer of leftovers, I figured I was allowed to start the restocking process. Plus, its summer and I want all the no bake freezer chocolate treats. I made these golden milk cashew butter chocolate cups as a new try. I never care enough to try and make these types of things look good …


And the 5 ingredient date squares from Oh She Glows which are an old, old standby.

I had a nice outdoor breakfast date with Dan and took him to Tearo for his first time. 

Recent podcasts, recipes and other links in my #weekinreview link up. #recipes #podcasts #summerโ€ฆ Click To Tweet

And then a few non-links…

I expanded my horizons by trying new dishes at work. Things I now know I will not be getting again. But at least now I can give customers better explanations. I still ate a lot of good food that I will not be getting sick of, however. 

Like burgers. Can’t stop won’t stop. 

I also had my first iced coffee of the season

I felt much better about how I spent my evening time this week, in regard to one of my goals from last week. I spent a couple evenings working at my table on monologue prep and have a good layout set out with all the work I want to do this summer. 

I spent a couple afternoons outside either reading, learning lines, or simply doing not much of anything. 

I can’t say I recovered completely from my day on Tuesday, but I guess I can give myself the accomplishment of having been living with it, trying to move on, and learning from it. The next day I realized a stupid, STUPID mistake I made in the audition I had that morning, which I’ve been having a really hard time letting go of or forgiving myself for. It was already a low day, as I mentioned in my post, so I didn’t feel good about my performance or energy in the audition in general. I just couldn’t get my damn energy up! That in itself infuriates me. And then I realized this stupid thing I said. I emailed them to explain what I meant and to apologize, but I have yet to hear back from them. Which is absolutely killing me. It is all the more painful because this is one of the auditions I REALLY wanted and one of the companies I really wanted to make a good impression on…. and one of the auditions I chose over taking the touring gig. And then I had to go and have it be on this shitty day and make that dumb mistake. As you can see I’m not letting this one go easily and feel pretty torn up about it. 

So on that rant…. I’ll try to turn myself around by saying I have two other good auditions this week in which I’ve been doing my prep for and will learn from my last mistake to ensure I feel a lot better about these ones. 

Hard lessons suck. 

Letting go of mistakes, learning and moving on. Only one aspect of my previous week.โ€ฆ Click To Tweet

Tell me,

Any good podcasts, articles, recipes, links or resources you’ve found lately? 

Do you have a hard time getting over mistakes when they involved something very important to you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

39 COMMENTS

  1. Kristy from Southern In Law | 29th May 17

    That tribute is gorgeous – and don’t worry! You look a billion times better singing than I do. I apparently forget that I have facial expressions and feel things too much with my face ๐Ÿ˜›
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    • Cora | 30th May 17

      Hahaha. We all have our special beauties <3

  2. Miss Polkadot | 29th May 17

    One more thing we have in common: the thinking face. In fact, I thought about a certain picture of myself snapped without me noticing and it shows that very impression. Don’t feel weird for it. Looking focussed and concentrated isn’t a bad thing by any means.
    Obviously not knowing what exactly your mistake was I still hope you can cut yourself some slack there in seeing that you gave the best you could on a very taxing day [I was absent from the blog world for the biggest part of the week so didn’t get it to read your post about it back then]. That kind of day would have thrown most of us off; it’s human. I know this won’t help much because missing the chance to work with one of your dream companies sucks badly. Like you said: The silver lining is learning something from any mistake we make. Fingers crossed for your upcoming auditions!
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    • Cora | 30th May 17

      Thanks Sunne. It’s a continual learning.

  3. Bethany | 29th May 17

    I’ve been looking for some new podcasts as well. I listen to balanced bites, wellness mama, revolution health radio, paleo women, and health rebel radio.

    • Cora | 30th May 17

      Ooooo some new ones! Thank you!

  4. Susie @ Suzlyfe | 29th May 17

    I still am haunted by singing off key in an audition for a bit solo for THEATER CAMP when I was about 10. I remember standing up in front of all the kids in the camp and singing and wondering why they were looking at me “that” way. Then I realized later.
    Perfectionism is a bitch. Forgive yourself. You may not forget, but you can forgive.
    Love you.
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    • Cora | 30th May 17

      Oh dear. Those experiences just never leave us do they. At least we can remind each other we alllll have them. <3

  5. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets | 29th May 17

    It’s so easy to beat ourselves up for silly mistakes although we’d never make someone else feel as bad. Why is that? Either way, mistakes happen and we learn and grow from our failures. Show me a success story and I guarantee they fell on their face more than once on their way up there.

    All the outdoor time is magical. I love this time of year, soaking up vitamin D, unhibernating if you will. I’ve started restocking the freezer too and it feels good. I’ve got pesto, green onion cheddar biscuits and veggie burgers. Woot, woot.

    Happy Monday.
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    • Cora | 6th Jun 17

      Mmmm I want to make more of your biscuits. The weather here has been so up and down with way, way too much rain. I’m glad to hear you’ve been getting in a lot of sunshine recently! Its the best medicine.

  6. Emily Swanson | 29th May 17

    I know what you mean by getting over mistakes. It can be so tough, but mistakes are definitely our friends. They can really help me grow; even though they are pretty much always painful. I totally agree with Meghan that every success story has failure in it, because it is just what happens. <3

    And I love that you got to try so many new dishes and do some afternoons when you didn't do more than just enjoy the glorious sunshine and the outdoors. <3

    I love Podcasts; I listen to a few called, 'Ask Pastor John,', 'The Reformed Pubcast,', 'Sheologians,', Blissful Bites Podcast, Chasing Joy Podcast, and sometimes I listen to my podcast just to make sure it sounds good. ๐Ÿ˜€
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    • Cora | 6th Jun 17

      Ugh mistakes are SO painful. But I really do think they are the only way TO grow. At least in the most important ways. Life sure comes with its tough deals…

  7. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy | 29th May 17

    I loved watching that song – so beautiful. Yay for iced coffees – I can’t drink drink anything else in the summer months if I’m leaving my house. I need to get back to eating lunch outdoors again – it looks so glorious!
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    • Cora | 6th Jun 17

      Iced coffees and eating outdoors are my everything in the summer.

  8. Jamie@TheMomGene | 29th May 17

    Can I just say that I love it that your mom has a blog…you can from good stock. Also, every time you make a burger or a sandwich I get hungry. As for the mistake question…YES. I cannot let things go. Even as I self-talk all the right things afterwards, I don’t listen. It’s really only Jody who can calm me down. If I vent to him long enough and hear how hard I’m being on myself out loud and see his responses, I can usually tone it down a notch or two. But still…it’s a learning process to be gentle. I see this in my Cora too so I’m working extra hard to remedy it in myself and model it for her.
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    • Cora | 6th Jun 17

      I can self talk and rationalize with myself till the cows come home…. but there’s just no getting through those little demon beliefs and the reality of what you know you did. I’ve found it is just time that has to let it eventually pass.
      My mom is very cool. She is just playing around with the blog thing because she loves to write and is going to miss it when she retires this summer, so she wanted a place to continue doing so. She should become part of your Sunday post link up.

  9. Joyce @ The Hungry Caterpillar | 29th May 17

    Oh, I hate it when mistakes like that dwell on me. I had a moment like that a couple of weeks ago where I said something I really regretted and could not stop thinking about it for like a week. It’s an icky feeling. I can only imagine what it’s like to have it in the middle of an important audition. I’m sorry.
    I think your singing face is quite pensive–which is appropriate for the song. What a creative idea for an event. I was impressed by how everyone went into harmony–presumably sight-reading? Wow.
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    • Cora | 6th Jun 17

      Its such an icky feeling. I just wish we could reach into our brains and take out those little cards holding those thoughts so they aren’t blatantly repeating themselves for an entire week.

      Sight reading – not really – we take an hour to be taught the parts by the leaders. Its all just learning by ear.

  10. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups | 29th May 17

    I am totally guilty of replaying mistakes for like years at a time, but try not to. What’s done is done and I would wager you did much better than you are giving yourself credit for. I think those chocolate cups look awesome.

    • Cora | 6th Jun 17

      Thank you….. damn our brains for replaying those moments over and over and over!!!

  11. Ellie Pell | 29th May 17

    So many links I should send you! I have been listening to the Tim Ferriss show too, some I like, some I’m like…blehhhh. He definitely has his own opinions. My boss loves him so we talk about it together #bonding. We should make a time to chat this week ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • Cora | 6th Jun 17

      Send me links!!

      Yeah I’m having a hard time actually getting into Tim Ferriss. I like some of his shows but I’ve been wading through to find some that resonate with me.

  12. chasetheredgrape | 29th May 17

    It’s hard but you have done everything you can to rectify the mistake. Everything else is in the hands of others and something you cannot control. Learning to let go of stress when things are in the hands of other people is tough but there is literally nothing more you can do. Whatever happens it was an experience and you will have learned so many lessons from it. So that’s always a positive!
    Choir!Choir!Choir! Sounds like so much fun! I would love to do that… Even if my singing voice isn’t exactly perfect! Ha!

    • Cora | 6th Jun 17

      I definitely learned a lesson. Which I have to see as being a very good thing to have happened. I know it wasn’t as bad as my inner demons make me feel it was, but DAMN its so hard to let those things go!!

  13. danielle | 30th May 17

    wow. your mother has a very cool blog. i’m rather envious of the house on the lake, that’s sort of been my childhood fantasy since i was 5 years old and my mother read me a story called the Lupine Lady who lived in a house over water.. anyhow, i digress.
    meditation is good. i love the tim ferris show podcast, i used to be a regular listener but these days i don’t regularly do ‘anything’ except live life and cover the basics, and of course KICK ASS but that’s just assumed, right?
    i hate making mistakes. and unfortunately i still do them all the time. i just totally screwed up at my new job that i love because i’ve been deathly ill with this stomach bug from hell and lost my mind, but there’s no excuse. i’m still saying it because i should not have beenworking. but i was. so whatever i did the job of a sick person. which produced sick and sad results. i hate that. i felt so bad about it on friday night i had nightmares and cold sweats. i get ANXIOUS inside like you wouldn’t believe.
    thank you for reminding me how much i love Oh She Glows. I need to make those date bars!!!! like NOW

    • Cora | 6th Jun 17

      Ugh why do our brains replay those moments…. those so called “mistakes”… in our minds over and over and OVER? Why is it so hard to let them go? Whatever happened at your work, it sounds like – from anyone seeing it from the outside – it was totally understandable and especially since your love and dedication for your job is clear, I’m certain it was completely bypassed. But I know. We beat ourselves up for these things like we are in our own boxing match. I hope it only kept you up that one night and that things are back to feeling good. PS I love to hear that you love your new job.

      You are welcome to my home on the lake anytime!! We’ll sit on the dock and drink caesars and wine and talk about nothing and everything at the same time. You’d love it there.

  14. Kat | 30th May 17

    I’m sorry to hear about the mistake during the audition. I, like you, would have a tough time letting that go as well. However you’ve got to remember, there is NOTHING you can do about it now. It’s done, over with, gone – why let the mistakes of the past ruin the potential for the future?!
    You have so much to offer and are so dang talented – just put your trust in those abilities and in yourself [easier said than done, I know!]
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    • Cora | 6th Jun 17

      Gahhhh I know. You can do a few things to salvage your own mind but other than that, there is just NOTHING you can do. Its still soooo harddddd to let those things go though. Thanks Kat <3

  15. Patricia @Sweet and Strong | 31st May 17

    I NEED to start listening to podcosts, so I should go through everyones suggestions. I have a hard time letting go of mistakes too, it usually takes a few days, a major win or high for me to get over it. Just keep focusing on the future, and all the burgers =)
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    • Cora | 6th Jun 17

      Me too precisely. It either just takes time… like at least a whole week… or something really good to come in and take away from it. Ugh. Its hard. But it helps to know it happens for ALL of us.
      Burrrgeeersss <3

  16. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table | 31st May 17

    I hate when stuff like that happens… then it just lingers in your head and you replay it over, and over, and over. EVENTUALLY it will pass. Something good will come to replace it!

    I want a video of that Choir! event! That sounds amazing. I cannot carry a tune, but I love music. Black Hole Sun would sound amazing done as a choral arrangement.
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    • Cora | 6th Jun 17

      Exactly. Why do our brains do that!? Why do we keep replaying those moments over and over and OVER!? I’ve found only time is what will make it go away. Or something really good. Like winning the lottery.

  17. Heather @ Polyglot Jot | 31st May 17

    I am definitely bad with beating myself up over past decisions I’ve made. It never does any good to obsess over the what ifs and scenarios when it’s already done with. And yet, I still do it so often!
    So neat that your mom has a blog now–I’ll have to check it out!
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    • Cora | 6th Jun 17

      We can rationalize ourselves to try to move on as much as like, but for some reason all the self talk just doesn’t stop it! Our mistake brains are too damn stubborn.

  18. Joann @ Woman In Real Life | 31st May 17

    That Chris Cornell tribute is awesome! I love it. I had never heard of Choir! Choir! Choir! How cool. But I can’t sing at all. Can one just watch? Haha.

    • Cora | 6th Jun 17

      Haha you could do whatever you want!! But I would argue the can’t sing comment….

  19. Lyss | 1st Jun 17

    I love podcasts! I’ve been listening to the Chasing Joy podcast with Georgie. I think you would really enjoy that. Also- milkshakes rock. Glad you got one ๐Ÿ™‚ sending you all the love Cora!
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  20. Kaylee | 9th Jun 17

    Saving the meditation link for future reference! I’ve been wanting to get back into mindfulness and meditating but am not ready to commit so I’m glad there are quite a few shorter ones listed. Got any other favorites from there?
    Also noting those podcasts!! My go-to podcasts are 10% Happier, The Healthy Maven, Let It Out with Katie Daleabout & Ladies Who Lunch! Recovery Warriors is such a great resource too!
    Those golden milk cups don’t look bad to me at all. They look the exact opposite.
    Will be sharing recent good reads on my blog soon so stay tuned! ๐Ÿ˜
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    • Cora | 11th Jun 17

      That site plus selfcompassion.org are my current favorites for guided meditations. Most of them tend to be longer though, which may not be suitable if you are just slowly wanting to get back into it. What about the “insight” timer app?? There’s lot of short easy examples on there and you can play them from your phone.
      Ladies who lunch – that’s a new one! Thanks girl!!

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