What a great month of reading it has been, friends. My ribs and belly and arms and legs are filled from the bone to the skin with really nourishing articles, books, and blog posts by some of my favorite writers. I am so grateful for the people who are disciplined enough to act on their inspiration. This weekend in particular I cannot put down The Girl on the Train, our current book club assignment, and am flirting with Unmasked, the memoir of Kane Hodder, who you may know as the horror actor and stunt man from Friday the Thirteenth and much more. Great combination, eh? You gotta shake things up.
But all of that is for discussing later. Today, it’s just an easy breezy Saturday, and I have collected for you some online stuff. It’s all totally worth installing in your already flourishing and sexy brain.
But first, a photo of our middle yard, between the bonfire pit and the veggie garden, as you look downhill toward the pond. See how wet and glossy everything is? I just love it. I love it so much, especially in the bright, slanting, early evening sun. Dazzling. Oklahoma is on the brink of a hot, rainless week, and we are trembling with happiness! Bring on the basil.
Inspired Saturday Reading Links
This is Why You’re Here: The Psychology That Makes Very Big Things Possible Friends, I stumbled on this site by complete accident, a really happy accident as it turns out. Please give it some of your browse time soon. The global adventure these folks have sparked is amazing. This entry in particular should set your soul on fire. In a good way.
10 Ways Marathon Training Humbles Me Women’s Running has tons of great articles every week, and several regular contributors are also bloggers I have been loving for a while. This particular segment is just great. I love it! The author expresses the running-life connection so well. Nails it. YES marathon training is deeply humbling. I mean humiliating. I mean humbling. Is that the same?
Advice From a Divorced Man After 16 Years of Marriage Chances are you have already seen this article in circulation through your social media feeds. I’m sharing it again because I finally read it all and feel like every married person should heed this advice, not just the husbands. Ladies: You are equally culpable for the health of your marital union. Young girls: Romance and bliss are not the burden of only the boys.
20 Things Only Highly Creative People Would Understand My friend Meredith shared this, and I grooved it so hard! Check out #5. Remember how we’ve been talking so much about lunar cycles? Told you! So true.
Small Cool Spaces The Apartment Therapy website has been hosting a great series on smaller spaces made super cool, and I just cannot get enough. Click on the site, do the search, and enjoy. So inspiring! Even as much as I love wild abandon and decadence in my home, I also appreciate the discipline and restraint needed to make small spaces work really well.
21 Books From the Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read You know about our famous little Oklahoma book club, right? Pretty much the coolest baker’s dozen of literary ladies in all the land. We read so many wonderful books together, including one from this list! Many of us have independently read more of these. I humbly submit this entire list of interesting titles.
How to Calm Down, Naturally Do you ever browse Darling Magazine? It’s pretty scrumptious. Their tagline is “The Art of Being a Woman,” and the stuff they proffer is so elegant and smart, calming, feminine and strong and just… refreshing in a world of brashness and male-female competitiveness. (We should be complementing each other, not competing…xoxo) This article makes several suggestions for wellness and stress reduction, including yoga which is maybe my newest obsession. I know. I am about a decade behind the curve here.
Okay ladies and gentlemen, what are you reading this week? What is on your heart? What keeps you going day after day? I really love it when you tell me everything. Wishing you a fantastic weekend!!
“To live is the rarest thing
in the world.
Most people just exist.”