Hello there, beautiful people! How has your week been? Mine been turbulent, with my boyfriend admitted to the hospital for seven days while my best friend from college (who I hadn’t seen in nine years!) had flown in for surgery at a different hospital. Thankfully, they’re both doing well.
What are you up to this weekend? I’ll be offline for the next ten days, enjoying a much-needed vacation. We’ll be traversing across Washington and Oregon, enjoying nature hikes, uncharacteristically nice weather, old friend and whatever other interesting gems we stumble across. I’ll be reading The Immortalists and Why We Sleep on the trip, and then pick up something fun and unexpected at one of the many bookstores on my checklist! Hope you have a good one! Here are a few links from around the web:
- Quote I’m pondering: “We are, finally, all wanderers in search of knowledge. Most of us hold the dream of becoming something better than we are, something larger, richer, in some way more important to the world and ourselves. Too often, the way taken is the wrong way, with too much emphasis on what we want to have, rather than what we wish to become.” — Louis L’Amour
- Habits always form, whether internationally or subconsciously.
- What Truly Motivates Each Introverted Personality Type. Here’s mine: Nothing is more motivating to INFJs than making a difference in someone’s life. The INFJ starts looking at patterns: How can we make things better overall? They tend to quickly see why a person is doing what they’re doing, what they really want, and what they could do differently to get it. It also builds on their desire to see large, systemic change for the better — looking at the forest, so to speak, in order to care for the trees.
- Five questions for deeper gratitude.
- How To Write In Your Journal To Improve Yourself and Achieve Your Goals.
- Fun, junkyard creation sketches.
- “Dark forests like newsletters and podcasts are growing areas of activity… These are all spaces where depressurized conversation is possible because of their non-indexed, non-optimized, and non-gamified environments. The cultures of those spaces have more in common with the physical world than the internet.”
- I really enjoyed this Found My Fitness podcast interview with Dr. Matthew Walker on Sleep for Enhancing Learning, Creativity, Immunity, and Glymphatic System.
- Renowned activist and author Michael Pollan argues that cooking at home is one of the simplest and most important steps people can take to improve their family’s health, build communities, fix our broken food system, and break our growing dependence on corporations.