1. Good stuff from Marc and Angel Hack Life: 7 Things to Remember When You Feel Discouraged and Defeated and 10 Courageous Ways to Live Life Without Regrets.
2. Good stuff from Derrick Clifton: 10 Celebrities Who Had the Perfect Response to Fat Shaming and Kelly Clarkson’s Response to Criticism of Her Weight Deserves a Standing Ovation.
3. Wisdom from John Lubbock:
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
4. Classic Vegan Caesar with Avocado & Chickpeas recipe. Looks yummy.
7. Questions of Priority on Zen Habits.
11. Pieces about Lisa Bonchek Adams on The New York Times: Lisa Bonchek Adams Dies at 45; Chronicled Fight With Breast Cancer and Remembering Lisa Adams.
12. After decades in prison, first day outside a shock for Colorado parolee, the first in a five-part series on former inmate Kevin Monteiro and the state’s parole system.
13. How I learned to live in my body from Susannah Conway.
14. how to dismantle the patriachy from Sas Petherick.
15. From Jamaica to Minnesota to Myself on The New York Times Magazine.
16. Telling Them a Story from Laurie Wagner.
18. Good stuff on Medium: Why Work Is Broken: The Changing Face of Vocation and Why It Matters, and I’m Not Pregnant, and Why I Live At The P.O.
19. Kids Are Super Ultra Mega Fucking Weird on Terrible Minds.
23. Wisdom from Pema Chödrön:
In the early seventies a friend kept telling me, “Whatever you do, don’t try to make those feelings go away.” His advice went on: “Anything you can learn about working with your sense of discouragement or your sense of fear or your sense of bewilderment or your sense of feeling inferior or your sense of resentment—anything you can do to work with those things—do it, please, because it will be such an inspiration to other people.”
That was really good advice. So when I would start to become depressed, I would remember, “Now wait a minute. Maybe I just have to figure out how to rouse myself genuinely, because there are a lot of people suffering like this, and if I can do it, they can do it.” I felt a sense of interconnectedness. “If a schmuck like me can do it, anybody can do it.” That’s what I used to say, that if a miserable person like me—who’s completely caught up in anger and depression and betrayal—if I can do it, then anyone can do it, so I’m going to try.
24. the ripple effect, redux from Chookooloonks.
25. Baby Steps from Jeff Oaks.
26. Homeless Former U.N.C. Player Balks at Efforts to Help Him from The New York Times.
27. Wisdom from Jiddu Krishnamurti, “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
28. Confessions of an Uneducated Queer, by Lauren Zuniga.
29. Ellie Goulding – Take Me to Church (Cover).
30. Ebola Survivor Ashoka Mukpo: “I Knew I Had to Practice” on Lion’s Roar.
31. Diet doesn’t cure disease. And it’s irresponsible to say otherwise from Sarah Wilson.
32. Paul Kalanithi, writer and neurosurgeon, dies at 37 and his essays How Long Have I Got Left? and Before I Go.
33. Good stuff from Tiny Buddha: 52 Ways to Tell Someone You Love and Appreciate Them and 40 Ways to Give Yourself a Break.
34. Make Yourself Comfortable from Rachel Cole.
35. Finding Your Personal Magic (and Mine) on The Mojo Lab.
36. How to Use Your Work to Get a Better Life from Laura Simms.
37. What Yoga Taught Me About the Balanced Life on The New York Times.
38. The Problem With ‘Fat Talk’ on The New York Times.
39. 10 things I learned while writing my last book from Austin Kleon.
40. Shared on Susannah’s Something for the Weekend list: Frittata Two Ways + New Zealand and 23 Things Only People Who Love Spending Time Alone Will Understand.
43. Wisdom from Anne Lamott, “I decided that the most subversive, revolutionary thing I could do was to show up for my life and not be ashamed.”
44. Double and half (freelancer math) from Seth Godin.
46. #36: Food Sanity, a podcast interview with Isabel Foxen Duke.
47. Wisdom from Eve Ensler, (thanks for sharing, Kirsten),
I was raised in America. All value lies in the future, in the dream, in production. There is no present tense. There is no value in what is, only in what might be made or exploited from what already exists. Of course the same was true for me. I had no inherent value. Without work or effort, without making myself into something significant, without proving my worth, I had no right or reason to be here. Life itself was inconsequential unless it led to something. Unless the tree would be wood, would be house, would be table, what value was there to tree?
48. What Keeps Me Up at Night (and It’s Not My Bladder) by Lisa Sadikman.