Loved, Listened, Learnt

This week we:


Bookshops that sell coffee.  Yes, still!  Even though I must sheepishly admit that most of the books I read these day are on my iPad, there’s still nothing that can compare to sitting down in a real bookshop & holding real books…whilst being allowed to sip real coffee.  A coffee shop adjoining a bookshop is a good compromise, but there’s nothing like sitting & sipping amongst shelves piled high with the greats.

The Known World bookshop in Ballarat lets you do just that!  It’s an absolute gem of a bookshop.

Read real books.  Support your local bookshop.

the known world bookshop ballarat


To some awesome podcasts by Shawn Stevenson on improving the quality and value of your sleep.  Shawn is a big proponent of the health benefits of sleep, and has some doable tips to help you get the most of your 8-9 hours a night.

If you don’t mind your health advice dished out by a well-built, tatted, Taye Diggs-esque, all round nicely informed, passionate guy, then you are going to love Shawn as much as we do.

Find out more on The Model Health Show >>

shawn stevenson podcast


That sitting down is the new smoking.  This little nugget is starting to pop up all over the place, but we think the IQS team did a great job of bringing together the key points in their post: “Is Sitting the New Smoking?”

It contains worrying statements like:

  • “Every hour of seated TV watching cuts 22 minutes off your lifespan.”
  • “The amount of exercise you do doesn’t reduce the negative effects of sitting.”

I don’t know about you, but I just stood up!  That’s my new at home work set-up, up there in the top picture.  Have you jumped on board?

SEE ALSO:  Get over yourself to get past yourself

sitting new smoking iqs

What have you loved, listened to or learnt this week?  Tell us now in the comments below!

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