PhD in Physics. A wife and mother living in the US. Writes about science, religion, and self-reflection.
My personal takeaways from Marie Kundo’s home tidying method
Marie Kondo is a world-famous consultant offering advice on tidying homes. If you are not familiar with her, I recommend you watch the Netflix reality series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”, there you will see families with different needs benefit from her can-do spirit and her tidying method.
A Classic Clock Problem in Math for your entertainment
I will never forget my 5th and 6th-grade Math teacher. He was stout, stern, and strict in discipline. Being one of the few male teachers in school, students with discipline issues often ended up seeing him. Even though corporal punishment had been outlawed, he always carried with him a thick wooden ruler, and all students knew that ruler was not just for drawing straight lines on the blackboard. Because of his high standard of ‘law and order’, many students were scared of him.
The Calm Lake versus the Raging Sea
My husband really wanted a short vacation trip the last Labor Day weekend, but the weather forecast was not looking good. After some thought and debates, we finally decided to visit a nearby state park instead of going far. And of course, we would bring our 11-year-old daughter.
When your high hope exhaust you
Having hope means we anticipate something good will happen and this sometimes put us in a complex psychological and physical state which is a mixture of joy, restlessness, anxiousness, excitement, and sometimes fear. I personally experienced all that when I was expecting my child eleven years ago and that was the first time I realized having high hope can be exhausting.