The daffodils are starting to come up in our neighborhood, therefore I have hope!
Well, team, aside from the seemingly unending grey that is February, I’ve had a pretty good week. I hope you have, too. I got a bunch of good news about new yoga classes, plus some of our best friends have been in town for the past couple days. We have a house full of nerds, and I’ve been laughing for 3 days straight. Can’t complain.
Here’s some of what was cool on the internet this week:
“The real risk of interacting with unproven ideas is the fear that we might not react in a way our peers expect. The desire to fit in often overwhelms our curiosity.” –Seth Godin Yes yes yes.
Holy amazebals. ViHart’s guide to comments makes me want to jump up and go take all the risks.
This boy is unbearably adorable and smart. I was thinking “Is anyone besides me sick of Ted talks?” But then he started talking, and I was like “Shit, this kid is layin down the wisdom.” I’m actually somewhat jealous that I went to such a traditional school when I was his age, but it’s never too late to be inspired.
- Ever wonder how we know so much about the sun?
- Please note the full-body Finn and Jake footie pajamaps. Then buy them for me.
- Turns out mushrooms are rad. Who knew?
- It’s time to come to terms with a bit of winter weight gain, but these two articles from Sally McGraw of Already Pretty help put things in perspective: Wardrobe Tips for Seasonal Weight and Backup Pants!
- Salon’s guide to writing a memoir is full of goodness. I’m a huge fan of several of these authors, but I was most entertained with the words of Ta-Nehisi Coates, who I have to admit I’d never heard of before. I was pleasantly surprised to see Betsy Lerner here, too, and that reminds me I should revisit her books. All the advice here is quite practical and smart.
- Jezebel explains 10 reasons women don’t say they’re “pretty.” Given that we receive so many mixed messages about beauty (you have to have it, but you can’t acknowledge it, etc.) I find women’s reasons for dismissing their own attractiveness fascinating.
- Malala Yousafzai inspires me so much. I wish I had even an ounce of her kind of nerve.
- I love these tips for pairing food and wine. As is the case with most humans, I am quite fond of food. But as a vegetarian, I often wonder if I’m doing something wrong by having red wine with veggies, etc. Yeah, this is a real first world problem, but look! There’s hope!
Finally, Ellie and I did our second podcast. This time it’s all about the adventure of self-publishing. You can listen or download it here:
That’s it for me today. Stay warm and enjoy your weekend. Spring really is just around the corner!
All my love!