Weekend Watchlist

painting

Wow, what a busy week and great weekend! I worked all week, trying to complete grant and fellowship applications while working on presentations, homework, seeing clients, trying to cook dinners for Drew, and find time to spend with him each day. I have been trying to get back into painting and, after submitting a grant to a student research competition Friday afternoon, decided to take the evening off and paint. I was able to complete a new painting Friday, which is currently hanging on our wall (and featured above). I think it might need a little more work but I am generally pleased with it. Later that evening, Drew and I had some friends over for brie and boardgames, both of which we have decided we must make a regular thing. We were invited for an amazing dinner and fantastic conversation at a friend’s house on Saturday and then we watched Maleficient, which I had been dying to see and absolutely loved. We had a generally lazy but productive Sunday, and I was able to teach a Restorative Yoga class complete with a lovely guided yoga nidra practice to finish off the weekend in a fabulous way. We are looking forward to this upcoming week, which promises to be very busy, but until then here is what has been on my radar recently…

ONE// How Much Do You Know About Your Food?

cheese

This article might blow your mind, and not in a good way. It is so important to know about and understand what we are putting into our bodies. I did not know that most shredded cheese had wood pulp in it and this post has me rethinking foods which I thought were “healthy”.

TWO// 16 Habits of Highly Sensitive People

This article is an oldie but a goodie. My mother bought me Elaine Aron’s book The Highly Sensitive Person years ago, when I was struggling with the transition from adolescence to young-adulthood. I remember resonating with so many of the points brought up in the book. It was refreshing to hear of my quirks and idiosyncrasies referred to as “sensitive” rather than “weird”, and of this term “sensitive” being presented as an inherent character strength rather than weakness.  Anyone who knows me knows that most of these points apply.

THREE// Sounds of Space

space

Prepare to have your mind blown. I am simultaneously fascinated and terrified of outer space. It is beautiful, incomprehensible, and humbling. I had heard of space sounds before,  and this post, shared by my friend Erin, is pretty astounding. Enjoy.

What is on your radar this week?

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