1. Bat Dad videos. He makes me laugh.
2. In the presence of perfect love from Rachael Maddox.
3. Comedian Tig Notaro continues to laugh at cancer in new Sundance documentary. I can’t wait to see this, and the article says she’s also working on a memoir.
4. Kid President’s Guide to Being Awesome, a new book from my favorite president.
5. Watch: Matthieu Ricard says altruism is the solution, a new TED Talk in which “Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard offers his simple solution to climate change, biodiversity loss and global inequality. The problem, he says, is selfishness, and the solution is altruism. It’s a simple — even naïve — idea, but Ricard makes a compelling case that altruism is a real, effective solution.”
6. Cosby: ‘Trust Me.’ How many women need to say this happened to them?
8. Good stuff on Medium: Voluntary Mindslaughter: How learning to “Just Sit” can get you through anything, and If Someone Has All Three of These Things, Hire Them, and Wake No More.
13. Why People Hate Tess Munster (And Other Happy Fat People), brilliance from The Militant Baker.
14. Good stuff from lists and letters: strong medicine and illness: things i have learned in its shadow, and the morning after, when light breaks through the window blinds.
15. Exploding Kittens is the most backed Kickstarter project ever. He asked for $10,000, and with 17 days remaining, he’s already gotten over 5 million.
16. Interview with Wild Mama Carrie Visintainer from Laura Resau. The writing cabin! *sigh*
19. It’s how the light gets in… from The Bloggess. They break our hearts, but we keep letting them in.
21. Good stuff on Bored Panda: I Take Personal Portraits Of Dogs, Cats And Horses, and I Found This Adorable Puppy In An Abandoned Backyard And Brought Her Home, and Artist Spent One Year In The Woods Creating Surreal Sculptures From Organic Materials.
22. Wisdom from Pema Chödrön:
The peace that we’re looking for is not peace that crumbles as soon as there is difficulty or chaos. Whether we’re seeking inner peace or global peace or a combination of the two, the way to experience it is to build on the foundation of unconditional openness to all that arises. Peace isn’t an experience free of challenges, free of rough and smooth, it’s an experience that’s expansive enough to include all that arises without feeling threatened.
23. A Calm, Open Walk Through a Dark & Tangled Mess from Laurie Wagner.
24. Cheap easy. Quality easy. And The Myth of Endurance. from Danielle LaPorte.
25. Doubt’s Foot In Logic’s Door: Thoughts On Anti-Vaxxer Attitude from Terrible Minds.
26. Wisdom from Kurt Vonnegut, (thanks for sharing, Anna),
Do not let this world make you hard.
Do not let the pain make you hate.
Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.
Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be
A beautiful place.
27. Wisdom from Joanna Macy, “You don’t need to do everything. Do what calls your heart; effective action comes from love. It is unstoppable, and it is enough.”
28. Reflections on Overwhelm from Lisa Congdon.
31. Truthbomb #722 from Danielle LaPorte, “Joy is an indicator of deep wellness.”
32. Beautiful natural sculptures made by balancing rocks, shared on Chookooloonks’ This Was a Good Week list.
33. Raise your hand. Say yes. with Laura Simms. Thank you, Tiffany Han for interviewing some of my favorite people. It’s like you’ve created a podcast just for me.
34. 5 Counterintuitive Money Lessons from 2014 from Laura Simms.
35. The OTHER Reason People Binge-Eat from Isabel Foxen Duke.
36. 25 Meaningful Things You Can Do in 30 Minutes or Less from Be More With Less.
37. A Note from the Universe, “Look to what you’re afraid of, Jill, to learn where you can grow.”
39. Colleen McCullough: we’ll celebrate a woman for anything, as long as it’s not her talent. This makes me sick to my stomach.
41. If My Body Could Speak from Kira Elliott. Take out the part about sugar, and my body could have written this.
44. Anne Lamott on How We Endure and Find Meaning in a Crazy World on Brain Pickings.
45. Wisdom from Anne Lamott on Facebook, in which she says,
But Horrible Bonnie would say, Now you get to tell it, because then it will become medicine. Tell it, girl — that we evolve; that life is stunning, wild, gorgeous, weird, brutal, hilarious and full of grace. That our parents were a bit insane, and that healing from this is taking a little bit longer than we had hoped. Tell it.
46. 10 Powerful Ideas that Will Change the Way You Work from Marc and Angel Hack Life.
47. for the love of it on Chookooloonks.
49. Feed Your Soul from Geneen Roth.
51. Day Jobs & Creative Entrepreneurship from Jamie Ridler.
53. How I Learned to Love Shopping as a Plus-Size Woman with Mary Lambert.
55. Evolution is Exhausting. But You Totally Got This. from Meg Worden.