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Something Good

1. Let’s Talk Memoir, “a podcast for memoir lovers, readers and writers, featuring interviews with memoirists about their writing process, their challenges, and what they’ve learned about sharing the most personal of narratives. Hosted by writer, speaker, and memoirist Ronit Plank, each episode of this limited series highlights different aspects of the memoir writing experience, writing tips, and inspiration.”

2. The Case for Hanging Out“There’s a growing crisis in our social lives. Could the cure be this simple?”

3. Permission: Time to Choose“What permission does is remind us that we have choices, and what our limited life span means is that our choices matter.”

4. The book is hereI just preordered my copy of Maggie Smith’s memoir, You Could Make This Place Beautiful, because, again, poets write the most beautiful memoirs.

5. Share Your Wisdom: What spiritual/life lessons have you learned from your pet? on Lion’s Roar. I think I might have to do this.

6. How to Not Burn Out on Lion’s Roar. “Sustainable activism begins with not calling yourself an activist, says Keisha Bush.”

7. Wisdom from Pema Chödrön: “Joy has to do with seeing how big, how completely unobstructed, and how precious things are.”

8. 10 Books By Living Black Women to Read During Women’s History Month.

9. The news ≠ your life by Oliver Burkeman. “You hear it said that it’s a marker of privilege to be able to back off from the news – to spend a pandemic planting bulbs in your backyard, or get absorbed in your creative work while democracy declines. But if it really has become a privilege to retain one’s sanity, I think it’s one the privileged need to exercise, not disavow. In an era when the news leaves half your friends paralysed by misery, it’s no indulgence to make time for whatever’s pleasurable or engrossing in your life. On the contrary, the world needs sane people more than ever.”

10. How to Deal With a Narcissist When You’re an IntrovertFor about ten years, I worked for a narcissist and it was incredibly painful. I wish I’d understood then what was happening, been able to access resources like this for support and guidance.

11. 3 Things to Do When a Family Member Won’t Change Their Toxic Behavior.

12. An Open Letter To The Next Generation Of Artists by Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. Really, this advice applies to any human of any sort. RIP Wayne Shorter.

13. Imperfect your memories from Austin Kleon.

14. Selected artwork from Sarah GrahamGorgeous.sg05_2020_sarah_graham_paeonia_emodi_iisarah_graham_paeonia_hillary_ink_on_paper_2019

15. I’m a nutritionist from Japan, home to the world’s longest-living people—here are 5 longevity foods we eat every day.

16. Restoring Dignity to Our Animal Kin on Tricycle. “Anthropologist Amanda Stronza reflects on death, grief, and the profound interconnections between animals and humans.”

17. Margaret Atwood Is Still Sending Us Notes From the Future on The New York Times. “Her new story collection, ‘Old Babes in the Wood,’ offers elegiac scenes from a marriage plus a grab bag of curious fables.”

18. Abstract Masses of Porcelain Consume Embracing Figures in Sculptures by Artist Claudia Fontes.

19. Artist Reorganizes Found Organic Objects Into Visually Satisfying Arrangements.

20. in praise of I don’t knowa poem from Maya Stein. 

21. Video of Philly Teen Reacting to Being Accepted to Morehouse Goes Viral(video). “Amir Staten from Germantown was jumping for joy in the rain after finding out he was going to Morehouse College. The video of the young man went viral after his mom posted his reaction to social media. NBC10’s Leah Uko spent time with the family, to learn more about the journey that led up to the special moment.”

22. FurtureMe: Write a letter to your future self“Write. Pick a receiving date. Send. Verify. That’s it 😊 Your letter is safe with us – we’ve sent over 20 million letters in 20 years!”

23. Pep Talk: on Getting Unstuck from Maggie Smith.

24. Man sees frog living in his fence and builds ‘Frodrick’ a customized house with a fancy pool.

25. Puppy Plays Tug of War With Horse(video)

26. Surpising kurt with fish(video)

27. Thoughts from this morning from Susannah Conway.

28. 6 scholars explain what a real climate solution is.

29. Self-care is important – but we shouldn’t mistake it for feminist action“As long as there is a big gap between the women who have the most freedoms, and those with the least, our work as feminists is not over.”

30. Everyone messes up. Here’s how to say you’re sorry.

31. “I don’t know” from Seth Godin.

32. The ‘inside magic’ of healing and growth.

33. Some people (we are all some people) from Jena Schwartz.

34. How Introverts and Sensitive People Can Finally Stop People Pleasing.

35. Somebody Somewhere Is Coming Back, and It’s as Lovely as Ever“Bridget Everett and company preview the second season of their HBO cult favorite—a show that’s low-stakes in all the best ways.” I adore this show.

36. How to Feel Alive Again on The New York Times.

Something Good

1. Seven Ways to Have a Healthier Relationship With Stress“A new book by renowned stress researcher Elissa Epel explains how stress affects our bodies at the cellular level and how to manage it better.”

2. 7 Writing Hacks Every Writer Must Know“Want to write better and quicker? These tips and tricks from the pros will help make the process much easier.”

3. Imagine being loved anyway“I am convinced more than ever that trust is built not because you are loved, but because someone loved you anyway. They loved you when you were angry, or messy, or cranky or a total and complete pain in the ass. They loved you when you forgot, or remembered—when you said it or when you didn’t say it. They didn’t love you because you could do it—they loved you anyway, even when you couldn’t.”

4. Bruce’s Beach Was Hailed as a Reparations Model. Then the Family Sold Iton The New York Times. “The Bruce family won the return of oceanfront land near Los Angeles seized nearly a century ago. Their decision to sell for $20 million set off a different debate about reparations.”

5. I Was Interviewed While Nearly Naked: And that wasn’t the most vulnerable part! from Andrea Gibson. Even if you don’t read the article, watch the video: How Cancer Transformed My Crushing Anxiety Into Boundless Bliss | Andrea Gibson | What’s Underneath. And if you’ve never seen one of these interviews before, check out the whole series. It’s really great.

6. On Being with Krista Tippett: Ada Limón “To Be Made Whole”“An electric conversation with Ada Limón‘s wisdom and her poetry — a refreshing, full-body experience of how this way with words and sound and silence teaches us about being human at all times, but especially now. With an unexpected and exuberant mix of gravity and laughter — laughter of delight, and of blessed relief — this conversation holds not only what we have traversed these last years, but how we live forward.”

7. This Black Cemetery Was Left In Ruins–And It’s Not The Only One“In Potomac, MD., a 150-year-old Black cemetery for former slaves and freed Black people became a dumping ground.”

8. Michelle Yeoh on her Oscar-nominated performance in ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’. “The film with the most Oscar nominations this year, ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once,’ became a surprise, breakout hit for audiences and critics. The movie’s star, Michelle Yeoh, has already nabbed a Golden Globe and now has a chance to make history as the first Asian woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress.”

9. Registered dietitian shares 5 common myths about nutrition and food“These popular nutrition myths may be misguiding your food choices. Here are five bogus myths to ditch immediately for a healthier diet, according to an expert.”

10. I Had One Month Of Bliss After My Daughter’s Birth. Then My Husband’s Health Began To Deteriorate — Rapidly.

11. Your Body Knows You’re Burned Out on The New York Times. “Here’s how to recognize the physical symptoms of work-related stress — and what to do about them.”

12. Rest Before Worry a comic from Connie Sun.

13. My horses absolutely love to go on adventure walks with me(video)

14. The week I spent with our son Henry after he died“Grief makes you do some seemingly weird things. Or maybe grief makes us behave in a way that is our truest self, because every impulse I had felt completely organic.”

15. America, Right-Wing Censors and the ‘Battle for the Next Century’ on The New York Times. “This is the New Right’s strategic plan: a relentless push to re-establish and strengthen the straight, cis, patriarchal, white supremacist power structure.”

16. The Best Fruit for Your Gut Health, According to a Gastroenterologist.

17. Photos capture rare snowfall on the Oregon coastIn related news, Drone Footage of Tractor Trailers Stuck on I-5 North.

18. Some Of The Most Iconic Photographs Ever Taken.

19. Boulder fox inspires new album by Leftover Salmon’s Andy Thorn.

20. Mom asks if 10-year-old’s first composition can be played, then musicians around the world give their take.

21. The Death Of A Pet Should Be Taken More Seriously By Counselors“Disregarding the severity of pet bereavement can represent a barrier in the healing process.”

22. A Photographer Who Found Instagram Fame for His Striking Portraits Has Confessed His Images Were Actually A.I.-Generated.

23. High-Profile Art Couple Offers Worst Job Ever on The New York Times. “Wanted: Caretaker for child, dogs, chef, nannies, landscapers, housekeeper and guests. A detailed rundown of irritating tasks is the talk of the art-world underclass.”

24. How Long Is Writing Supposed to Take? “Some books take years to write, others months. Can we learn to accept the inefficiency and unpredictability of writing?”

25. Dense Ecosystems with Flowing Water Sources Packed in Vintage Luggage by Kathleen Vance.

26. Newspapers have dropped the ‘Dilbert’ comic strip after a racist rant by its creator“Well hello, consequences to my actions.” What an idiot.

27. How to help young people limit screen time — and feel better about how they look.

28. Buddhism’s “Five Remembrances” Are Wake-Up Calls for Us All on Lion’s Roar. “Perfectly clear, compassionate, and concise, the ‘Five Remembrances’ are Buddhism at its very best. Koun Franz explains.”

29. Bear: A Soulful Illustrated Meditation on Life with and Liberation from Depression.

30. Running With Hank“How my daughter’s rambunctious mutt saved my sanity while she was lost to the darkness.” Some day I will have a dog named Hank.

31. Good stuff from Seth Godin: The reality of chasing pop, and Promo creep, and Checking the date.

32. Writer’s Block: Fact or Fiction? “What we mean when we say we can’t write, and what to do when it happens” from Summer Brennan.

33. How to Get Rid of Negative Thoughts on Be More With Less by Tammy Strobel.

34. Loud Quitting from Lisa Congdon on Instagram.

35. The Tyranny of Faux Self-Care“A bath bomb will not cure….pretty much anything.”

36. 9 Ways Introverts Can Improve Their Emotional Health.

37. 21 Plants That Are Safe for Cats and Dogs.

38. How To Be More Present & Live In The Moment, From Experts“Practicing mindful awareness in the present moment is a skill. Not only are we navigating our neurobiology, but we also have obstacles in the form of social media, difficult emotions, and other distractions that can pull us out of the present. The good news is that we have research-backed ways to help us become more present with ourselves and each other. The benefits of being more present in our lives are enormous and worth every try.”

39. 50 Little Rituals That Will Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Inspired.

40. Beauty and Terror“It’s hard to hold both when you are healing—both the beauty and the terror. There are some moments of healing that are so difficult. So massive. Those giant cloud domes filled with lightening. All the pain you experience lighting up as you bring your attention to it.”