Something Good

 1. Right Action in the Face of Suffering on Lion’s Roar. “After we see the world as it really is, we take action. Based on the clarity we develop in our mindfulness practice, we respond to the world with compassion.”

2. The Story Behind the First Native Woman Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model from Native News Online. In related news and also from Native News Online, “It’s About Damn Time”: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Features First Indigenous Model, Ashley Callingbull.

3. 15 Ways to Leave Your Clutter on Be More With Less. Also from Courtney, Let’s Be Lazy: 10 Ways to Rest and Relax.

4. Slobbing out and giving up: why are so many people going ‘goblin mode’? “The term embraces the comforts of depravity and a direct departure from the ‘cottagecore’ influence of early pandemic days.”

5. Recipes I want to try: Southwestern Black Bean Casserole (Dump and Bake) and Taco Lasagna. And while I’m at it, this one: The Perfect Margarita, because I rarely drink, but when I do it’s a margarita.

6. I’ve Been A Health Coach For 20 Years. Here’s What Most Diet And Exercise Plans Get Wrong.

7. The incredible afterlife of an abandoned luxury hotel. (video) “The Grand Hotel in Beira, Mozambique has had an extraordinary life: opened in 1954, it was a luxury destination with an Olympic-sized swimming pool and cinema. Closed in 1963 and taken over for political purposes during the country’s war of independence, it now houses a few thousand squatters – some of whom are the third generation living there.”

8. Dagny Carlsson, Centenarian Blogger, Dies at 109 on The New York Times. “She began posting about her daily life in Sweden at the age of 99. She went on to acquire a worldwide fan base.”

9. ‘Gaynine’ Rejected For Humping Another Male Dog Adopted By Gay Couple.

10. Jared Polis: The Gaymer Democrats Need? “Look to the Colorado governor for a model of how you can build a coalition of the normal and decent.” I feel incredibly lucky to have him watching out for us.

11. My Teenage Life After Leaving a Cult. “I spent my childhood waiting for the apocalypse. When it never came, I grasped at anything I could to feel in control, from binge drinking to suicide.”

12. Vibrant Centimeter-Wide Paper Cranes by Artist Naoki Onogawa Engulf Bonsai Trees.

13. Senator Cory Booker brought Ketanji Brown Jackson to tears in Supreme Court confirmation hearing. In related news, Pushing Back on Right Wing SCOTUS Nomination Lies.

14. What is “Match Day”? “After years of hard work, graduating medical students’ fates are handed to them in an envelope.” I had never heard of this before and was seeing videos about it so I was glad for this explanation.

15. How I Spotted the Early Signs of Burnout… and Took Action. “The short and simple questionnaire that helped me recognise the first symptoms of increasing physical and emotional exhaustion.”

16. Highlighting Life in Ukraine, A Print Sale is Raising Funds for People Impacted By the Crisis.

17. Artist Goes Viral Thanks To His Hyper-Realistic Oil Paintings Of Sandwiches.

18. Read Me: Melissa Febos Believes in Writing Through Your Trauma. “Her new book Body Work comes to the defense of memoir.”

19. Giving Your Heart Over to Real Change: Sharon Salzberg, a Sounds True podcast. “In this podcast, Sharon Salzberg joins Sounds True’s founder, Tami Simon, to discuss her recent book, Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World—and how you can begin to bring the core of your being into your work, your community, and your life. Sharon and Tami also discuss how contemplative practices can open the heart, agency and reclaiming your power to effect change, the empowering symbol of the Statue of Liberty, transforming anger into courage, determining the next step you can take when you’re uncertain, patience, faith as the act of giving over your heart, generosity and how you end up with more through giving, moving from grief to resilience, suffering and the First Noble Truth, the role of joy on the path, living by the truth of interconnection, caring to know as the first step in making a difference, and a sneak preview of Sharon’s forthcoming book, Real Life.”

20. National Grief-in-Public Day, “a day for awareness to be raised about our global grief crisis. By creating grief-accepting spaces in public we begin to change the cultural narrative about where grief expression is acceptable.”

21. Gary Vee: The Youth Pastor of Capitalism. (video) “Today we’re looking at Gary Vee – analysing how he runs his business, makes his money and separates himself from all the ‘fake gurus’ out there. But is he as legit as he likes to try and make out…?”

22. 5 Ways To Avoid News Burnout—While Still Keeping Up With Current Events.

23. I saw the death industry up close – it changed my life. “For a significant number of us, death feels closer now than it ever has – but still we cannot talk about it. If not now, when?”

24. What You’re Feeling Isn’t A Vibe Shift. It’s Permanent Change.

25. How Long Should It Take to Grieve? Psychiatry Has Come Up With an Answer. on The New York Times. “The latest edition of the DSM-5, sometimes known as ‘psychiatry’s bible,’ includes a controversial new diagnosis: prolonged grief disorder.”

26. It’s still the apocalypse, let’s give ourselves and one another some grace. “Everyone is suffering, and we’re all in denial about it. Things are not just not normal, they are horrible for a lot of people. We need to renegotiate the rules and standards on how we treat ourselves and one another, or I don’t know how we can get through this with our relationships and integrity intact.”

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