Something Good

P.S. I just realized this is my 400th Something Good list! Oh my!

1. Working with the Heartbreaking Feeling That Something is Wrong with You from Zen Habits.

2. Higher Standards – The Next Frontier of Fat Activism? from Dances with Fat. Also from Ragen, Dressing Doesn’t Ruin Salad (Unless You Don’t Like the Dressing!).

3. 90 days until the end of the decade from Karen Walrond on Chookooloonks. “And suddenly, it felt really important to think about how I want to end 2019 … and how I want to start a brand new decade. Because regardless of whether I feel like I accomplished what I wanted to this year, the fact is that I want to end the year strong. And I want to set myself up for a great 2020. So this week, I’m spending some time journaling my answers the following questions. I thought I’d share them here, in the event that you’re looking for ideas to put head down and push for a strong ending for your year.”

4. INFJ: What To Do When Your Emotions Overflow.

5. Modern Love: Let’s Meet Again in Five Years on The New York Times.

6. On Being with Krista Tippett: Claudia Rankine, “How Can I Say This So We Can Stay in This Car Together?”.

7. 11 things for when you don’t know what to write from Jena Schwartz.

8. “Emergency Poet” opens literary pharmacy to support mental wellbeing.

9. Notice when you are happy from Austin Kleon.

10. Geometric Dance by Géométrie Variable. (video)

11. Crave more stillness in your life? You can find it in beauty.

12. Great Big Story: The Mystery of Shell Grotto. (video)

13. The Beginner’s Mind Podcast: Ep. 8 – Accessible Yoga.

14. Confused By The Impeachment Process? This Flowchart Should Help.

15. Singh, pledging the $1.8B needed for clean water in First Nations communities, (video) “is asked if he’s writing a ‘blank cheque’ for all indigenous people. His response is as measure and firm as we have come to expect of Jagmeet.”

16. I want to try this recipe: apple and cheddar scones. Also, this one: Vidalia Onion Upside Down Broccoli Cornbread.

17. Simone Biles Has 2 More Signature Moves Under Her Name After World Championships.

18. Perhaps the World Ends Here, a poem by Joy Harjo.

19. How ‘mixed-ish’ Failed To Tackle Biracial Identity and Chose To Rely On Tropes.

20. Witness in Amber Guyger murder case found shot dead in Dallas. In related news, Woman who filmed Dallas police officer Amber Guyger shoot Botham Jean fired.

21. Great Big Story: How This Woman Is Saving Migrant Lives Along the Border.

22. A 29-year-old mayor gave his city’s poorest residents $500 a month. Here’s how they spent the money.

23. We Need to Talk About ‘The Giving Tree’ on The New York Times. “Kids — and parents — need to understand that there’s a big difference between selflessness and generosity.”

24. Ocean Vuong: The 10 Books I Needed to Write My Novel.

25. ICE is reportedly using fake Facebook accounts to track undocumented immigrants and lure them into sting operations. #AbolishICE

26. ‘Extremely Dangerous’: Trump Tweet Calling Impeachment Inquiry a ‘Coup’ Heightens Fears of Refusal to Leave Office.

27. ‘Homophobic’ actress dropped from The Color Purple sues for religious discrimination. Don’t hide your hate behind your religion.

28. Building a Mystery: An Oral History of Lilith Fair.

29. Eat Less Red Meat, Scientists Said. Now Some Believe That Was Bad Advice on The New York Times. “The evidence is too weak to justify telling individuals to eat less beef and pork, according to new research. The findings ‘erode public trust,’ critics said.”

30. I Am With You – Chanel Miller. (video) “While writing Know My Name, I was constantly drawing as a way of letting my mind breathe, reminding myself that life is playful and imaginative. We all deserve a chance to define ourselves, shape our identities, and tell our stories. The film crew that worked on this piece was almost all women. Feeling their support and creating together was immensely healing. We should all be creating space for survivors to speak their truths and express themselves freely. When society nourishes instead of blames, books are written, art is made, and the world is a little better for it.”

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