Each week, I try to collect the best of the links from around the web to articles and blog posts that I read and share them with you. There are generally a ton of great ones out there, and I’m always looking for new material to read. I hope you enjoy them!
- We – Rachel W. Cole. This one has been shared by a lot of women that I admire, and when it came through my Bloglovin’ feed, I bookmarked it. The truth is that it’s a powerful piece. It has a lot to say to us all about not being alone in our struggles. We somehow think that we are unique and special in our suffering or our tribulations and trials, but when we strip it all down, we’re all walking through this world together, carrying our burdens that seem so incredibly isolating and peculiar to us but are really remarkably similar to everything everyone else is facing as they are on this path.
There is no human experience that we have alone. It’s up to each of us to tear town the chambers of isolation that comparison and fear build.
It’s just you and me, them and us—all together.
- How To Live a Perfect Life in Three Easy Steps – Karen Walrond at chookooloonks. I like it. Those are three things I think I can do. (thanks for sharing Susannah!)
- Honoring a Life, Choosing the Right Story: How to Write a Eulogy – Alexandra Franzen. A bit morbid, yes, but a good reminder to me tat I said I was going to start reading obituaries and begin collecting information so I could pull together something for when the GrandSner passes. Because it’ll be easier to do it now than it will be when she is actually gone.
- Setting Up Shop in Your Own Skin – Felicia Sullivan of Love. Life. Eat. There was a lot of stuff this week. There’s been a lot of stuff recently. and I think that a lot of it has been about really being comfortable in my skin – not just my physical appearance but with this life I choose to live.
- What the Clerk is Thinking About You When You’re Shopping at the Make-Up Counter – Eva DeVirgilis on UpWorthy. I often make excuses when I get my hair done (because it really has been a long time) or my nails done. I can’t quite remember ever making an excuse when getting my make-up done. I’m generally pretty OK with my face. But I could work on not apologizing for myself in fashion and life would probably be better.
- Dear ‘Unapologetically Fattist’ Daily Mail Writer: I Am Unapologetically Human – CeCe Olisa on BlogHer.
- How to Create Heart Space (& Why it’s a Big Deal) – Be More With Less.
- In Defence of the Phone Haters Club – Fat Mum Slim. I hate talking on the phone. If I can email you or text you or send you a smoke signal, I will. I hate, hate, hate, hate talking on the phone. Odd because as a teenager, I lived and died by my phone. I still live and die by my phone but I don’t talk on it. I use it to write. (and play. OK. To play. I use it to play)
- Women & Circles – Design for ManKind.
So here’s a new goal: a circle. A foundation at the base of the mountain, the very bottom. Strong and steady, rooted in the ground. A group of women, passing our perspectives and experiences like a warm loaf of bread around the soul’s dinner table. A few moments of listening – of truly listening – without minced words or snap judgments. A few moments of rest over climbing. Of conversation over construction.
- Big Rocks – Jess Lively. I don’t limit my email or social media checking, but I could do much better at determining what my three big rocks are each day and making sure that I don’t jeopardize those three things by doing things like checking my email or playing on facebook.
These are my “best of” for the previous week. Did you come across anything this week that lit you up? Let me know in the comments!