Something Good

1. 3 yrs ago you were evicted from 20 Catherine St 13B. I have your dog. ( on Elephant Journal. “P.S. you can’t have her back.”

2. Buddhist Cave Temples Are Jaw-Droppingly Gorgeous on Huffington Post. I want to go to there.

3. At the cusp between wonder and fact from Christina Rosalie, one of the most beautiful writers alive, in more ways than one.

4. Young people swap clothes with grandparents and parents for charming, fascinating photos.

5. Wisdom from Jessica Patterson,

You don’t need to know everything. You just need to be in love with what you trust in your bones, and be free enough in that not to break each time the world whispers a new truth in your ear.

6. Wisdom from Elana Miller at Zen Psychiatry,

Life is precious, even when it’s imperfect, painful, and sad. Especially when it’s imperfect, painful, and sad.

7. Wisdom from Thich Nhat Hahn, “Only the present moment contains life.”

8. 22 Adorable Before And After Pictures Of Animals Growing Up on Bored Panda.

9. While I’m gone from Rachel Cole.

10. Wisdom from Unknown, “Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance, and my kindness for weakness.”

11. My New Favorite Thing, a recipe for chickpea fries that looks delicious.

12. Slippery Slope from XKCD.

13. Wonderland from SouleMama.

14. Wounda’s Journey: Jane Goodall releases chimpanzee into forest.

15. Easiest Brussels Sprouts Recipe You’ll Ever Make on MindBodyGreen. One of my favorite ways to eat Brussel Sprouts.

16. Having Kids: Expectations Vs. Reality on BuzzFeed.

17. Renegade Mothering. I’m not a mom of humans, but I love the perspective of this blog, appreciate the humor and the wisdom.

18. 10 Ways To Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered, Lessons from my book Show Your Work! Austin Kleon on Medium. My copy should arrive any day now.

19. Stop Resisting: Surrender to Your Body to Transform It and Your Life on Tiny Buddha.

20. On What Disturbs, Then Nourishes by Dani Shapiro, (thanks to Rowdy Kittens’ Happy Links list for the link).

21. 5 Spiritual Lessons I Learned From Obsessing Over Food, Isabel Foxen Duke on MindBodyGreen.

22. 15 Powerful Beliefs that Will Free You from Negativity from Marc and Angel Hack Life.

23. Letting Go: What it means. How to do it. on Elephant Journal.

24. And, just because baby elephants are stupid cute, (from Reddit). Stupid cute = Someone or something that is so attractive it disrupts your ability to intelligently process information while looking at it, something so unbelievably cute it makes you stupid.


9 thoughts on “Something Good

  1. eviegwatts

    So how are you so smart with that stupidly cute puppy staring at you all day? 🙂
    LOVE SHOW YOUR WORK!!! Thanks so much for that. I’m going to order that one.

  2. julia

    Precious Jill. So, I’m pretty much blown away right now. I have been struggling so much with my body lately, feeling confused and sad, bewildered over the fact that I haven’t been able to drop a pound in years (and am, in fact, gaining). This morning, I was scouring the web looking for some sort of insight, some inspiration that went beyond surface shit…and then I come here and read #19 on your “Something Good” list and feel like that prayer I said earlier was answered. I can’t thank you enough…

    Also, those words you wrote to me yesterday – I can’t stop thinking about them – they went straight to my heart in the best possible way.

    Love, love and more love to you, beautiful person.

    1. jillsalahub Post author

      I’m so glad that post helped you. There’s something about the reality of our bodies as we age that finally allows us to be gentle, to soften, to stop the war. It changes everything, even if our body remains exactly the same (or gets what we might have previously judged “worse”). So much love. ♥

  3. justine

    OH MY – the Craigslist puppy posting. Tearing up over here. Love love love that. And after watching a video of beagles who’d never seen sunlight or stepped on grass be rescued and loved – I am moments away from taking in a 2nd dog. (God help me haha) These lists are awesome. And the baby elephant?! Saw that on Twitter. Perfection. Elephants are my maternal grandmother’s fav animal and I’ve taken a liking to them as well. Do you know they’re a matriarchal society and they communicate / argue with each other via foot points & ear flapping & truck movements…? AND they really do have incredible memories. Anyways – keep on rocking it.

    1. jillsalahub Post author

      Have you had your pup since he was a puppy? Do you remember how hard it was, or do you have amnesia too? I’ve raised three other puppies before Ringo, but I don’t remember it being so hard — which is probably why I keep doing it!

      1. justine

        Nope – he was btw 9-18 months / almost fully grown when we adopted him. One of the main reasons we were cool with him (logistically) was they said he wouldn’t get much bigger and we could see that from his paws-to-body size.

        But holy hell, the first month was a nightmare anyways. He was a maniac, had no idea what to do with himself & us with him. I remember distinctly telling my husband, as the dog manically pig-ran around the couch “If this is our lives for now on, I don’t think I can do this” — family members even told us to give him back to the pound 😦 THANK GOODNESS for my aunt telling us to go to puppy classes and for our trainer we found there. She was a life-saver. Once Carter knew we had food treats and he could get them if he figured out what we were asking of him – light bulb. The first thing the trainer taught us was “watch me” where you hold a treat near your face and the dog looks at you and gets the food… It was like a Helen Keller moment. Since then we’ve run out of things to teach him 😉

        Last night he crawled up on the couch and shoved his body btw us – laying his head on my husband’s chest… and I said, “Remember when he wouldn’t cuddle with us at all?” haha. My how times have changed.

        You got this! Ringo is a phenomenal dog and you’re doing a great job xo

      2. jillsalahub Post author

        Thanks for saying that, Justine, that last part especially. I DO remember that our other puppies were hard, each had their own issues, but the years blur or rather dull the memory of it and all I can remember now is how much I loved them, wanted to be with them forever. ♥

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