Inspiration: June 22

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Inspiration June 22 >> Life In Limbo

This week like so many people I was horrified by the news from the southern U.S. border. If you feel unsure of how to help, Laura wrote a great post for Canadians here, and Reading Tea Leaves shared more resources for how to help and learn more about this topic here. In terms of financial support, I donated to RAICES here and to Together Rising here (more info on how TR is using the money here). The inspiring part of all of this is to witness how powerful we can be and how much support we can give when we come together.

For World Refugee Day yesterday I also loaned on Kiva, where they were doing loan matching. I loan to Kiva regularly and always recommend it to anyone who wants to know their dollars are making a difference in people’s lives.

On a related note, I loved Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast episode about the history of the Mexico-U.S. border which explains how they have literally created the problem they are currently complaining about non-stop.

Another great podcast episode that I listened to this week was an interview with Lacy Phillips, who was new to me. I really loved what they were talking about and I’m now interested in taking one of her online manifestation courses!

As a woman, I get so excited to see all-women remakes of old movies, but as a feminist, reading this article made me wince. “These reboots require women to relive men’s stories instead of fashioning their own.” 

I really enjoyed this interview with Pamela Drucker. I haven’t read any of her books but this makes me want to! While not a perfect test, I like the thought exercise of asking, “If I had to do this today, would I agree to it?” I also love the reminder to be a bit ruthless.

This week I was lucky enough to work with Amber Ellis of Creating Light Studio for a brand photoshoot for my business. It was such a special experience and I cried because of how grateful I felt for the opportunity and for the friends I had around me. Amber is so talented and warm and makes what is a fairly intimidating process seem so much more approachable.

In case you missed it, this week on the podcast I interviewed my friend Erin about building the things we want to see more of in the world. I am endlessly inspired by her and the things she creates, including Wednesday night’s incredible storytelling event that I felt lucky to have experienced.

It was a busy week, but so full of love and joy, too. There’s a lot going on, but I can see the light at the end of the hectic tunnel I’ve been in for the past couple of months. I’ve been building something new and pushing myself to grow and it feels like it’s finally paying off. This weekend I’m excited to *~chill~*,  have a nice relaxing time, and enjoy a few days of R&R. I hope you have a wonderful weekend too! xo.

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