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Daily Musings with Allysia
13 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
The paradox of being a performer: Daily Musings
How do you find peace as an artist? When being an artist is your nature, and an artist's nature is akin to a storm, how does the storm find peace while still being true to its stormy nature? Or maybe, as always, the metaphors I live by are broken.
6 minutes | May 27, 2021
On Journaling and Love: Daily Musings
Hey friends, it's been a hot minute! Today I wanted to share something I wrote today, thoughts on how love is hard, and how the things I love doing most are hard. But love is really the only thing that's real. Subscribe for episodes Monday-Friday, and visit me on YouTube! https://allyvb.com/dailymusings/
6 minutes | May 15, 2021
Changing my band name? Daily Musings
Help wanted! I'm trying to make the decision whether or not to move on from my old existing band name (The Criminal Kid) to my regular ol' name, or to some kind of stage name. In planning for my album release, this is a question I need to decide! Thanks for joining today, and stay tuned for episodes Monday to Friday. :)
20 minutes | May 14, 2021
Let's talk about money! Daily Musings
In today's episode, we'll get personal with finance - how I made mistakes and got into debt, and how I would've done things differently. Enjoy! Subscribe for episodes Monday-Friday, and visit me on YouTube! https://allyvb.com/dailymusings/
5 minutes | May 13, 2021
What if nothing changed? Daily Musings
Today's musing is a thought exercise that I find very productive in creating gratitude and immediate joy, even though it's a little counter-intuitive. What if your current situation (whatever you're dissatisfied with) never changed? Interestingly, I have found this to be the way out of not only the feeling of dissatisfaction, but out of dissatisfying situations themselves. Enjoy!
4 minutes | May 12, 2021
Negative visualization: Daily Musings
Negative visualization comes from Stoicism, and it's a gratitude practice where you imagine what life would be like without a precious thing (or person), especially if it's something you often take for granted.Join me for daily episodes!
16 minutes | May 7, 2021
Let's talk about hobbies! Daily Musings
How could I forget gardening? Today I discuss my myriad hobbies, why I need them to stay sane and avoid overwork, and how I fit them in without stressing. Enjoy, and thanks for joining me! :) Subscribe for episodes Monday-Friday, and visit me on YouTube! https://allyvb.com/dailymusings/
10 minutes | May 6, 2021
To schedule or not to schedule? Daily Musings
In today's issues I discuss the pros and cons of scheduling (and not scheduling), and how I've been thinking about scheduling lately. I hope you'll join me!New episodes Monday-Friday, so stick around. :)
9 minutes | May 4, 2021
The resistance of art: Daily Musings
All of us artists and creators, I suspect, feel resistance to the act of creating art - even though it's often a joyous, meaningful experience when we do. Today I discuss this resistance, and a couple of reasons why it tends to come up - and how to cope with it. Enjoy! :)
13 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
The Simple Things: Thoughts on self-sufficiency, bread baking and more!
It's deeply satisfying to grow something with your own hands, or bake your own bread, or (I presume) starting your own fire. I didn't grow up with these experiences in a direct way, but I find much joy in exploring self-sufficiency in adulthood, for no good reason besides the fun of it all. Stay tuned for episodes Monday to Friday!
21 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Virtues of love: courage, sympathy, gladness, gratitude and more!
Today's episode is a continuation of a chat on Charlotte Mason's book "Ourselves", this time focusing on heart-centered virtues. I discuss the joys and pitfalls of each virtue, all in a quest to get a better perspective on good living.Stay tuned for episodes Monday-Friday!
21 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Imagination, reason and desires of the intellect (Charlotte Mason)
Hey friends! Today's episode is a continuation on yesterday's ideas on intellectual development. This episode was a lot of fun for me, exploring the benefits and "daemons" of imagination and reason, the two critical faculties of intellect, as well as our various intellectual desires and how they spring us forward - but lay traps for us too. Stay tuned for episodes Monday to Friday!
14 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
The House of Mind: A well-rounded intellect (Charlotte Mason)
I've been devouring Charlotte Mason's education series, but her fourth book in the series, "Ourselves", is not about education at all - at least, not in the traditional sense. It turns to the subject of character growth and development and explores how to be a virtuous, intelligent and well-rounded person. I'll be talking about her ideas here throughout the week, and we'll start by discussing the House of Mind (others being Body, Heart and Spirit), the different areas of study and intellectual development, and the traps we can get stuck in along the way.Thanks for joining, and subscribe for new episodes Monday-Friday!
20 minutes | Apr 24, 2021
Remembering what you read: Daily Musings
Today's episode was a request, and I dive into how I retain things (or not) from the things that I read. It's a learning process for me as well, and there's plenty to talk about when it comes to books and reading! Subscribe for episodes Monday-Friday, and visit me on YouTube! https://allyvb.com/dailymusings/
11 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Morning routines: Daily Musings
Mornings are the best! I'm endlessly fascinated by other people's morning routines, so I thought I'd share my own here as I've recently hit on something that's been consistently feeling great. Enjoy, and wishing you good mornings to come!
11 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Endangered Minds: Why Kids Don't Think (and What to Do About It)
Another book commentary! This book from the early 90's is still quite relevant, and a lot of the early research on children and television that the author discusses has been heavily explored in modern times, since "screen time" has certainly not decreased since the 90s. Here I share my main takeaways from the book. Thanks for joining me!
11 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Fluent Forever...worth a try? Daily Musings
I read a lot, and I like to talk about what I read! Recently, I picked up the book Fluent Forever, which has gotten me all hyped up to learn French. I'll discuss this system and share my opinion on if it seems worth a try! Subscribe for episodes Monday-Friday, and visit me on YouTube! https://allyvb.com/dailymusings/
13 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Day in the life of a stay-at-home parent: Daily Musings
It's a Covid third wave, so I'm home with my daughter these days. Today I wanted to talk about what those days look like in some detail, and how I manage to squeeze in work during the days (read: it doesn't happen much). Thanks for joining me!
11 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
The Ego of Art: Daily Musings
In today's episode, I ask the question: are all artists a little bit egotistical? There is some truth to be found there, but I found more upon taking a deeper look. Join me for this exploration! :)
13 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Chores for toddlers: Daily Musings
I don't claim to be a skilled parent - I'm a first-timer with a three-year-old and feel very little authority on the subject of parenting. However, there are some things that seem to work well in our household. My daughter and I have a good relationship with chores, and I'm not just being biased; her daycare provided has expressed how she "loves to help". In this episode, I share some ideas on how I get my toddler involved in chores and how it's a painless, normal, and sometimes even fun part of our lives. Subscribe for episodes Monday-Friday, and visit me on YouTube! https://allyvb.com/dailymusings/
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