1. Telling True Stories with Laurie Wagner. One of the aspects of story telling that I value most is when a writer digs into the material of their real lives and shares from that true and beautiful place. If you’re wanting to strengthen that vibrant muscle of honesty in your own story telling, consider signing up for Telling True Stories, a 5-week online writing course which starts on March 3rd. I recommend this course and this woman with my whole heart.
2. Kayden + Rain, a little girl experiences rain for the first time.
4. The Smoke and Mirrors Behind Wheat Belly and Grain Brain on Forks Over Knives.
5. Neil Gaiman reads Green Eggs and Ham.
6. Cool stuff from Viral Nova: Sometimes The Simplest Photos Are The Most Eye-Opening. These Ones Say So Much. and This Fairly Normal House Is For Sale In The UK. But It’s What’s Out Back That Has Everyone Talking. and I Couldn’t Believe What This Guy Was Making For His Unborn Child. But By The End… WOW.
7. I love Kid President.
10. In Just 2 Minutes, This Video Will Make You Feel Silly For Ever Having Doubted Yourself on Huffington Post.
11. A Funny Video That Makes You Never Want To Fall For This Natural Lie Again from Upworthy.
12. What Career Should You Actually Have? a quiz from BuzzFeed. (I got “writer”).
13. The (delicious) truth about getting older from Susannah Conway on her 40th birthday. She shares a series of posts by other women as well. Some of my favorites were top 10 reasons why being 40-something rocks and What 41 years have taught me and You are beautiful and the art of getting older, posing with snakes + playing with fire.
14. From Good Life Project, “We Asked 29 Change-Makers One Simple Question. Their Answers Would Transform the Way We Live Our Lives. Here’s What They Told Us…”
15. Wisdom from Pema Chödrön,
Listening to talks about the dharma, or the teachings of Buddha, or practicing meditation is nothing other than studying ourselves. Whether we’re eating or working or meditating or listening or talking, the reason that we’re here in this world at all is to study ourselves. In fact, it has been said that studying ourselves provides all the books we need.
Maybe the reason there are dharma talks and books is just to encourage us to understand this simple teaching: all the wisdom about how we cause ourselves to suffer and all the wisdom about how joyful and vast and uncomplicated our minds are—these two things, the understanding of what we might call neurosis and the wisdom of unconditioned, unbiased truth—can only be found in our own experience.
16. 10 Life Coach Tips For A Killer 2014, a list from Rachel Cole.
17. 25 Things You Need to Stop Wasting Time On from Marc and Angel Hack Life.
18. Ron Swanson’s 7 Best Statements About Life from Hello Giggles.
19. collaborations with nature on random weaving. So beautiful.
20. The Risks Worth Taking from Austin Kleon.
21. “To love another person is to see the face of God.” —Jean Valjean, Act II, Les Misérables, love scripts from Alexandra Franzen.
22. Are you hanging by a thread? from Danielle LaPorte. I need to hear this so badly this week (month, year…).
24. Hopeful news flash! We can’t beat ourselves up into being peaceful. So please stop. from Susan Piver.
26. Wisdom from Elizabeth Gilbert on Facebook.
27. An Open Letter To Anyone Thinking About Trying Yoga on MindBodyGreen.
28. Wisdom from Dallas Clayton on Facebook.