1. Pausing for Peace from Rachel Cole.
2. To The Fit Woman At Marketplace Foods on Huffington Post.
3. Illustrator Turns People’s Deepest And Darkest Fears Into Comics and Incredibly Detailed Hand-Cut Paper Art By Maude White and Creative Dad Turns His 3-Year-Old Daughter’s Sayings Into Hilarious Illustrations on Bored Panda.
4. The Pets in My Practice, an opinion piece on The New York Times.
5. Problems Only Book Lovers Understand from BuzzFeed.
6. How Does A Homeless Man Spend $100?
7. A Photo Essay: Succulent Magic on Rowdy Kittens.
8. The First Christmas… from Erica Staab. I know Christmas is over, but this is such a beautiful, important reminder, at any time of the year.
9. The Gift of Generosity from Phillip Moffitt on Dharma Wisdom.
12. Building a Mindful New Year with Susan Piver and Lodro Rinzler. We are almost half way through the six days, but there is still so much wisdom available if you want to catch the end of the series.
13. Wisdom from the Dalai Lama, “Once you develop confidence in your own ability, you’ll be able to make a real contribution to creating a better world. Self-confidence is very important. Not in the sense of blind pride, but as a realistic awareness of what you can do.”
14. Wisdom from Elizabeth Kubler-Ross,
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
15. A fun project for people who can’t draw from Elizabeth Gilbert on Facebook.
16. Wisdom from Anne Lamott on Facebook.
17. Limbo: an Immigration Story by Brit Hanson.
18. A year in photos: the second half from Susannah Conway. My favorite is still the one of Noah in a pink tutu and boots dancing in front of the circus truck.
21. Wisdom from Geneen Roth:
Wanting is different from having. Wanting is in the future. It is based on an idea of what might make you happy in five minutes, tomorrow, next week. But having is here, now. Most of us don’t let ourselves have what’s in front of us, so we’re always wanting more. When you don’t let yourself have what you already have, you are always hungry, always searching, always restless.
So, here’s my suggestion: Let yourself have what you love. One piece of it, one little bit of it, each day. You need to start small so that you don’t overwhelm yourself. If you like chips, take one and sit down by yourself for three minutes. Smell it. Hold it up to the light. Rub it on your lips. Then take a small bite of the chip and notice how it tastes. You might discover that it’s the salt you want and not the rest of it. Or the crunch and not the salt. After you swallow, ask yourself if you want another bite. Be truthful with yourself. Notice if, when you ate that one bite, you were already thinking about the next one… and the next. Notice if, even as you read these words, you are saying to yourself, “I can’t be satisfied with just one little bite.” How do you know until you try?
22. Why I don’t care if you like me — According to Trish on Medium.
23. Goodbye :: Hello from Sue Ann Gleason. So beautiful.
24. The Success Indicator an infographic by MaryEllen Tribby.