Hi, internet friend! How is life treating you? Over the last week: my phone broke, the water heater broke, I was referred to a toxicologist for mercury poisoning, my valley fever titers spiked (suggesting repeat dissemination), we’ve decided to handle mold remidation ourselves, I went to an Apollo moon landing party, I saw Myazaki’s My Friend Totoro for the first time, and my sister flew in as a surprise! I just completed my third week on a modified paleo/autoimmune protocol diet, and I’m feeling just enough improvement to be hopeful.
What are you up to this weekend? I’ll be visiting with my family and selling/donating as much stuff as we can clear out. Hope you have a good one! Here are a few links from around the web:
- What are you drawn to? “The extraordinary variety of our urgencies makes it obvious that we’re not moths. The opportunity lies in understanding if what we’re drawn to is actually helping us achieve the outcomes we seek.”
- I finished reading Tara Westover’s Educated: A Memoir this week. The book was astounding, both in terms of content and the writing style. Check it out!
- You are significant. You are influencing people’s lives in small ways and big ways, too. Someone notices you. Someone hears. Someone needs the message that your life story provides. Someone needs the specific type of medicine that you and only you provide.
- The life-changing magic of making do. This simple truth is at the heart of making do, which emphatically reminds us that our things will never make us happy.
- Winners of the 2019 Audubon Photography Awards. Stunning!
- The difference between Men’s and Women’s pockets. Put simply, women are being jipped.
- The Privilege of Prioritizing Organic Food. Fantastic article addressing organic food as choice versus a luxury. Eight months ago, I took a substantial pay cut. One month ago, my doctor implored me to reintegrate humanely-raised meat into my diet (paleo, autoimmune protocol). Everything in our home is organic, pasture-raised, wild-caught and grass-fed, and most is grown or raised locally. But, prioritizing health comes at a cost. Over 25% of my take-home income goes towards groceries, despite buying meat, fish, veggies and fruit in bulk (and when on sale), taking advantage of our local CSA program, and preparing 100% of our meals at home. It’s my hope that healthier options will become more accessible and affordable as demand increases.
- How Couples Meet. It comes as no surprise “met online” is the increasingly dominant leader in today’s culture, but is it really the best way to meet?
- 101 Things Changing How We Work.
- The Move on Tracks of Neverending Light from This Will Destroy You.