Category Archives: Something Good

Something Good

1. Forget aging gracefully. Here’s how to age joyfully. “I’ve delved into the research on aging, and pulled out a few insights that can help us think about joyful ways to feel well as we grow older.”

2. Jobs to be done from Seth Godin, which says, among other things, “As soon as you sign up for a social network, it becomes a job to be done.”

3. So You’re Fully Vaccinated —Here Are 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Traveling Anywhere.

4. 13 Things to Throw Away Right Now.

5. Good stuff from Austin Kleon: Exhausting dialogue and conversational shortcuts and A quilt made of days.

6. Finding Myself in the Garden on Lion’s Roar. “Valerie Brown returns to gardening to recover her broken spirit, and discovers what really grows in a garden is love.”

7. Luxury Fashion Won’t End Fatphobia. “We can’t simply cloak fatphobia in beautiful fabrics or shop our way out of a widespread, deadly stigma. It’s great that Dunham has begun the baby steps of loving her newly larger body, but we can’t mistake her for the voice of fat liberation.” In related news, The Problem With Lena Dunham’s New Plus-Size Clothing Line Is Lena Dunham.

8. Poetry: Bruce Banner #3 by Kenyatta Rogers, and Nothing Wants to Suffer by Danusha Laméris, and New Address by Camille Dungy.

9. CDC declares racism ’a serious public health threat’. “Rochelle Walensky, the CDC director, said the agency would take steps to address an issue affecting ‘the health of our entire nation.'”

10. Rachel Hollis’ Instagram is The Bad Place. “I wish to have a word with you about Rachel Hollis, toxic positivity, and women as a commodity.”

11. Oregon community raises over 400K to save family-owned amusement park. “As the economy slowly begins to pick up, many businesses are still facing a rocky year ahead. Special correspondent Cat Wise has a story about one family-owned business, an amusement park named Enchanted Forest, that has taken one hit after another but is hanging on with support from the community.”

12. Cute video of kids saying hilarious things.

13. Amber Glenn ice skating to Mary Lambert’s “Body Love.” (video)

Something Good

1. What Can You Do Once You’re Vaccinated? on The New York Times.

2. together on aisle 15 from Karen Maezen Miller. “We are and will always be saved by the grace of community, by human wonders and works, faith and fellowship, led from the bleak bondage of fear to the promised land of rest.”

3. The Holistic Trans Body Poster, a really great infographic that explains a lot.

4. 26 of the Best Narrative Nonfiction Books.

5. We Are All Fragile Creatures by Roxane Gay. “The Manufactured Moral Panic of a Free Krispy Kreme Doughnut.”

6. Hannah Gadsby on the “Comfort Cocoon” She Calls Her Clothes. “The comedian and writer decided to drastically minimize her wardrobe ‘because my sense of self is not defined by how the world sees me, it is defined by how I feel in the world.'”

7. How (and Why) to Welcome Insects Into Your Yard. “Gardening isn’t just about plants. It’s about the entire ecosystem those plants can support.”

8. Strawberry Shortcake Recipe. I can’t wait for strawberry season!

9. A thing about ‘normal’ from Seth Godin. So weird, because RIGHT before I saw this, I was thinking about the problem with “normal,” and how what is considered the norm is simply those with the loudest voice, the biggest platform, the most power claiming what they “like,” what they prefer, what makes them comfortable, and that’s not anywhere near the truth.

10. 4 Reasons Not To Kill Yourself (Read This First).

11. Good stuff from Lion’s Roar: Buddhism’s “Five Remembrances” Are Wake-Up Calls for Us All (“Perfectly clear, compassionate, and concise, the ‘Five Remembrances’ are Buddhism at its very best. Koun Franz explains”) and Let Your Heart Break (“In this excerpt from her book Steady, Calm, and Brave, Kimberly Brown offers a practice for letting your heart break when the weight of the world leaves you angry and overwhelmed”).

12. How to Manage Health Anxiety as a Highly Sensitive Introvert.

13. Our Love Is Nothing Like an Apocalypse, “the miracle” and “the optimism will not hold,” two poems by Emily Adams-Aucoin.

14. 35 Teachers In This Online Group Talk About Students They’ll Never Forget.

15. The Thirst Was Real For Ron Isley And His Beard After Isley Brothers’ Verzuz Performances.