2. A really good question from Justine Musk,
Pretend that a messenger from some great cosmic all-knowing sort of entity — I like to think of it as a giant punk unicorn, myself — has come to you and informed you that you have within you two gifts. The first is the message that you absolutely must get out into the world. The second is the way/talent/means for you to do it. What are those gifts?
3. Good stuff from MindBodyGreen: 10 Foods That A Nutritionist Always Has In Her Freezer and Forget Dairy! Your New Best Friend Is Cashew Cream.
4. Beyond Flour: A New Kind of Gluten-Free Cookbook, another good Kickstarter Project.
5. Confessions of a Serial Memoirist from the Opinion Pages of The New York Times, in which the author says,
I was born to be a serial memoirist: compulsive, self-absorbed, narcissistic, bossy and a know-it-all.
My books so far have been old-fashioned memoirs, the hero’s journey: Falling into disgrace or despair, struggling through the fires of hell to rise, graced with a new life or at least more peace. This classic dramatic arc is not superficially imposed, but the way I think; identifying and tracing the arcs in my own life helps me find meaning and purpose.
I keep trying to improve my identity by evolving into a kinder, more loving, wise, spiritual and compassionate woman, daughter, mother, friend. This is taking a lifetime. Not a bad thing for a serial memoirist.
6. Our crystal palace from Seth Godin.
7. Wisdom from Pema Chödrön,
Meditation begins to open up your life, so that you’re not caught in self-concern, just wanting life to go your way. In that case you no longer realize that you’re standing at the center of the world, that you’re in the middle of a sacred circle, because you’re so concerned with your worries, pains, limitations, desires, and fears that you are blind to the beauty of existence. All you feel by being caught up like this is misery, as well as enormous resentment about life in general. How strange! Life is such a miracle, and a lot of the time we feel only resentment about how it’s all working out for us.
8. Do It Because It’s What You’re Here To Do from Jonathan Fields.
10. the one thing you must do from Sas Petherick.
11. 26 Reasons Kids Are Pretty Much Just Tiny Drunk Adults on BuzzFeed.
12. 21 People Having a Really Bad Day from Pleated Jeans.
13. A Simple Relaxation Technique to Connect Your Heart & Mind from Deva Coaching.
16. Dani Shapiro’s Provident Move to the Country on The New York Times. I want to go to there.
17. Mortified Nation, a “documentary about adults who share their most embarrassing, private childhood writings… in front of total strangers,” which makes me wish I hadn’t destroyed all the awful poetry I wrote in my tween years.
19. Keep It Simple, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche on Huffington Post.
21. Good stuff from Tiny Budda: Why Accepting Your Imperfections Is a Gift to the World and 15 Reasons to Start Following Your Dream Today.
22. Star Wars MBTI Chart from Geek in Heels. It’s no surprise to me that my Myers-Briggs personality type is Obi-Wan Kenobi.
23. When We Most Need It from Jen Lee.
25. Good stuff from Brain Pickings: Art as Therapy: Alain de Botton on the 7 Psychological Functions of Art, and Dani Shapiro on the Pleasures and Perils of Writing & the Creative Life, and Happy Birthday, Brain Pickings: 7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living.
26. You Want to Change the World? Start With You on Huffington Post.
27. Those People on Scary Mommy.