Well here we are at the end of 2015. It hardly seems like winter, let alone a few days before Christmas, due to the fact that it’s pouring with rain virtually everywhere in the midwest. But I’m still doing my end-of-the-year stuff, including reflecting on the year that has passed, and recovering from an intense semester in the kindergarten classroom. Hoorah for winter break, and year-end thoughtfulness. Here are some links for to help you along in your New Years reflections:

A year-long adventure in saying no to self-improvement.

A hilarious guided meditation. I’m trying to weave more meditation into my life, because my stress level has been chaotic this year. This video is perfect, and I want to watch it every day.

Along the same lines of being mindful, the broken promise of multi-tasking.

Essential Zen Habits. A book to get.

The best folk albums of 2015.

Teach Breathe Learn. I just got this book, on teaching mindfulness in the classroom. I haven’t read it yet, but it looks promising.

Maria Popova’s bookshelf! She writes Brain Pickings, one of my all-time favorite things to read on the internet. And here are all of her book recommendations in one place. Guess we know where all my tax return money will go…

And last certainly not least, Unraveling the Year Ahead: the workbook. My favorite way to set my intentions for next year.