What's in My Bag

What’s in my NOW? — Rell DeShaw

Issue #143

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I work as a middle manager in the federal public service in Ottawa. I write for apolitical.co and I just finished a four part series on the quandary of having too much work and not enough staff. My blog “Letter to a New Manager” turned ten this year. I am writing ten pieces to celebrate.

Intuitive Eating for Every Day: 365 Daily Practices & Inspirations to Rediscover the Pleasures of Eating — Working at home during Covid gave me the opportunity to more firmly establish a morning practice which includes reading one of these practices per day on intuitive eating. 

Two Minute Mornings: A Journal to Win Your Day Every Day — A daily journal with a simple format – three sections that prompt you to: 1) Let go of one thing 2) Be grateful for any number of things and 3) Choose three things on which to focus for the day. 

CoffeeSock Drip — I no longer have to worry about having coffee filters in the house – these coffee socks come two to a pack so you can always have one in service.  

10% Happier Meditation App — I have tried a few different apps and this one is my current favourite – first rate teachers and interesting courses.  
Digital library resources — My library card gives me access to books, movies, magazines, newspapers and linkedin learning.

I was at the Texas Book Festival one year having a magical time and one of the authors shared one her mantras — on her difficult days she says to herself “I get to do this” and I now use this a lot. I get to serve Canadians as a public servant.

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