I usually try to keep things really positive around here, but this week my brain has been unfortunately consumed by reading about the first few days of Trump’s presidency. Like millions of people, I feel baffled, panicky and upset. If you’re curious, here are just a few reasons why I feel that way.
However, Liz Gilbert made a promise today that I admire: “I promise that I will never again post any political commentary or reaction on social media unless — at the same time — I offer all of us a CONCRETE ACTION that we can take in response to that political issue. In other words, I won’t use social media as a place to “bitch and moan”. So in honour of her resolution, I’ll share her full post and list of resources with you – they inspired me, even if only slightly.
I also want to say that the friends of mine who are sharing news, images, links and resources inspire me greatly. As hard as it is to take this stuff in, it’s important we pay attention. Okay! On to the more light-hearted stuff.
I literally laughed out loud at this quiz. I have no idea how one’s food choices predict your level of introversion, but apparently they do.
I mentioned this in another post this week, but I’m taking Sarah Von Bargen’s More Money, More Happy mini course this week and it’s awesome. The Facebook group is full of awesome people, and Sarah herself is sharing a ton of awesome content all for free. Very impressive and helpful.
This might easily be my new favourite website, naturally.
I listened to all of Making Oprah (it’s only 3 episodes) this week and found it really inspiring. I used to watch Oprah every day after school for years, and this show made me want to start watching reruns again! What an amazing woman.
I’ve really been enjoying listening to episodes of the Longform Podcast – I’ll admit I’m cherrypicking the episodes with people I already really like, but so far I’ve enjoyed Heather Havrilesky, Cheryl Strayed and Anna Sale’s episodes.
On the off chance I haven’t mentioned it before, I’m a fan of The What List – it’s one of the few newsletters I subscribe to on my personal email and I always find at least one interesting thing to click on inside.
I subscribed to the Break the Twitch Youtube channel this week. I like his blog too, but I like to listen to or watch interesting things while getting ready, so I’m always looking for new well-made, thoughtful Youtube channels to follow. If you have any suggestions, let me know!
If you couldn’t tell, it’s been a bit of a weird week. Things feel strange and scary, and I haven’t been as balanced this week – lots of sitting, not a lot of walking, and a few too many canceled social plans means I’m not at my best this week. That’s okay! I’m not a robot and these things come in waves. I am looking forward to the weekend, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend too!