Here are a few insightful works of art to spark your curiosity this weekend. We know it’s easy with lists like these to become sidetracked or end up buying something you don’t actually need. Sometimes it helps to tell yourself to “pick one,” and in doing so hopefully avoid wandering down endless rabbit trails- leaving you defeated rather than enriched.
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Just Pick One: 5 Favorites From This Week
- Allison Fallon and a Life-Changing Habit: “People who write regularly are less likely to visit the doctor for upper respiratory infections and flu, something like 43% less likely to visit the doctor. The act of writing is improving your immune system…it’s an interesting piece of data in the midst of a global pandemic.” Carve out just 30 minutes to listen to this podcast, it’s full of reasons why you can and need to write, even if you think you aren’t a writer!
- The Call to Unite: Voices of Hope and Awakening: A compilation of a variety of short essays from all sorts of people (Deepak Chopra, Elizabeth Gilbert, Jewel, Brian McLaren, Amy Grant, Dalai Lama, etc) and is such a timely reminder of what is possible when we widen our love and walk together with one another. I (Charissa) read one of the essays to my husband last weekend while sipping our morning tea and coffee and couldn’t finish because I was in tears. You can learn more about the book here.
- Make These Two Lists Now: Emily P. Freeman says, “And so, when the answers aren’t yet clear or don’t just depend on you taking an action, what we usually can depend on are some sort of arrows, not a full answer, but maybe one next right thing.” You can read the transcript or listen here.
- An Important Reminder On Healing: “We have to dismantle this belief that success is only available to us on the other side of healing. As if we are not enough as we are, as if healing is permanent and life experiences will never cause us to have to do the work of repairing ourselves over and over again.” Find the full quote here.
- Charlotte Freeman’s Poetry: A sample of her words to whet your appetite, “I love people who aren’t afraid to be their own weird and wonderfully imperfect self. These people make people happy, these people are so rare and special. We need more people like this in the world, and that’s why you shouldn’t ever wish to anybody but your weird and wonderfully imperfect self.”