1. From Brave Girls Club,
Let it go.
Let it fall.
Let it be.
2. Tattoo Stories on The New Yorker.
3. 11 Ways to Let Go and Feel Less Stress from Marc and Angel Hack Life.
4. Wisdom from TKV Desikachar, “The more you teach the more you must practice.”
5. Wisdom from Jane Austen, “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.”
6. Good stuff from Elephant Journal: The pith teaching of all Buddhadharma, and The 10 Things We’ll Never Tell You in Yoga Teacher Training (But Should), (Thanks for sharing this one, Keri), and How to be Naked in front of Strangers, (Thanks for writing this one, Keri).
7. I Decided to Live My Truth on Rebelle Society.
8. Wisdom from Pema Chödrön,
It helps to remember that our spiritual practice is not about accomplishing anything—not about winning or losing—but about ceasing to struggle and relaxing as it is. That is what we are doing when we sit down to meditate. That attitude spreads into the rest of our lives.
9. Wisdom from Mara Glatzel,
In order to show up, we must “indulge” in the quiet comfort of restoration.
In order to show up, we must fill our reservoir of strength.
In order to show up, we require: quiet, sleep, touch, love, foods that nourish us, and space to acknowledge our own divinity – the places where we belong in the family of things.
Restoration is not passive. Instead it the a mandatory process of filling the well so that you will have the resources that you need to keep moving, keep desiring, and keep showing up.
10. Time folds like an accordion on A Design So Vast.
11. Wisdom in poetry form from Nayyirah Waheed,
“in our own ways we all break. it is okay to hold your heart outside of your body for days. months. years. at a time. – heal
13. Depression and Suicide In Animal Care Professions: What Can We Do? (Thanks for sharing, Sarah).
14. More wisdom from Pema Chödrön, “The life force of the path of fearlessness is genuineness, that is to say, to not be afraid of ourselves.” (Thanks for sharing, Susan).
15. I Am a Woman Reclaiming Body Trust on Huffington Post.
19. Erin Moon: Walking The Path Back To Life on the Good Life Project.
20. Your Career Homecoming with Laura Simms. I told her yesterday that “I seriously feel a little sad for myself that [my career] is the one place I have my shit figured out. It’s like being too old for the most awesome summer camp ever.”
21. Wisdom from Dallas Clayton,
You are as beautiful now
as when you were a beautiful child
before anyone told you what everything meant
and your beautiful heart could run wild.
22. True Stories Series: Meet Lisa Sadikman from Laurie Wagner.
23. friday’s confession: I’m not here to save you from Tiffany Han.
24. On Liam and Balloons and Staying Open on Momastery.
25. Practicing Nonviolence Toward Self, an important article from Phillip Moffatt, in which he says,
The Trappist monk and spiritual author Thomas Merton once said, “To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything is itself to succumb to the violence of our times.”
27. 10 Reasons You Don’t Want to Be My Friend Now That I Have Kids on Huffington Post.
28. Meredith Woolnough’s Embroideries Mimic Delicate Forms of Nature on Colossal.
29. Good stuff from Laura Pritchett: The Brutal Truth About Writing About a Father’s Alzheimer’s and Soapbox: Discuss Alzheimer’s disease openly. P.S. Her latest novel, Stars Go Blue, is so good, I read it in a single day.
30. Wisdom from Julia Cameron, “The seeds of our creativity require enough solitude and space to grow unhindered,” and “As creative beings, we need silence.”
31. Skillful Service is Born of a Quiet Heart from Jack Kornfield.
32. Wisdom from Mark Wagner, “Who doesn’t have something for which they need to atone, someone with whom they need to reconcile, something for which they need forgiveness, or someone they need to forgive?”
34. 17 Mom Confessions about F’ed Up Things Their Kids Have Done on Huffington Post. I get an extra giggle from how many of these involve poop.
35. Other lists of good things worth checking out: