Inspiration: November 10

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Inspiration November 10 >> Life In Limbo

Friendly winter reminder: you are basically a houseplant with more complicated emotions. Reminds me of one of my self-care mantras: “You are not a robot.”

Damn, Seth is good. Are there places you feel like you’re falling behind where there’s actually no race?

Lindy West does it again with this perfect essay on how women are finally feeling brave enough to be angry. I have so many thoughts and feelings about this article, and this topic, and I’m so glad that this point is being made.

I was so inspired by this interview with Lewis Howes on Happier this week. His new book is about the masks men wear (and are taught to wear), and it feels like a very important conversation for us to be having, culturally. I love that he’s using his privilege and position to challenge the status quo.

Joy the Baker is my fave for so many reasons! Seeing her full house tour on Apartment Therapy this week was so delightful. #Goals.

More ways to ward of seasonal depression! These ideas are so sweet and simple and fun. I also read her book Simple Matters this week and really enjoyed it.

I love that Anthony Bourdain is asking himself the kind of question we should ALL be asking ourselves: “Why was I not the sort of person, or why was I not seen as the sort of person, that these women could feel comfortable confiding in? I see this as a personal failing.”

Great advice on how to make an amazing newsletter. Two of my favourites ever (Ann Friedman’s and Austin Kleon’s) are mentioned in here as examples.

We all need to revisit this long, long post about how to say no, decline, and protect your damn time. Lots of inspiration from artists and writers.

Angry about how Kevin Spacey tried to use his sexuality as an excuse for his criminal behaviour? Yeah. Me too. There’s a name for that, and it’s a very common schtick. Let’s learn about it so we can call it out in the future!

It’s been an amazing week and it’s only going to get better! This weekend, we have lots of fun plans with friends for brunch, touring historical sights around the city, and playing with my friends’ adorable new cats. I hope you have a wonderful weekend too. xo.

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