meandering things making me happy.

I’ve done a Monthly Meanderings for a real long time. It’s a way for me to be your internet tour guide show you all the things I’ve read / heard / watched recently. Until next time keep in touch on Facebook & Instagram or maybe explore the archive of my podcast or read my book.

 

-Listening to this made me really happy. Half way through I started it over just because I didn’t want it to be over. Just hearing his voice instantly calms me.

Things specifically I gleaned from it: 

“I try to orient my life in a spiritual context.”  

The concept of résumé virtues vs. eulogy virtues – trying to focus more on eulogy virtues rather than the résumé ones. 

-Meditation gets you back to the eulogy virtues because the ego is a bully that is going to lead you to the résumé ones. You know it’s the ego if it is loud, all about yourself and not extending beyond your own gratification in any specific moment. 

-Heard from the person above that this musical is supposed to be really great. Have you seen it?

-Josh’s latest Museletter. I loved every word as per usual. Sign up. Trust.

-Carrie Fisher seemed way cool. Although I’ll admit I really only realized this after her death. But I loved this Fresh Air tribute episode with her, and this quote she said toward the end really stuck with me. Terry asked her about consequences to over-sharing and this was her flawless answer which haunts me and I agree with fully:

“oh I do over-share and I sometimes marvel that I do it. But it’s my way of trying to understand myself. I don’t know I get it out of my head. It creates community when you talk about private things and you can find other people that have the same things, otherwise I felt very lonely with the issues I had but when I shared about it I found others had them too.” 

-My mom got me this inspiring little book for Christmas and I think it’s really cool.

-A very good article.

-I’ve happily been seeing quite a few movies lately and actually highly recommend all of them…

  • If you haven’t yet seen Moonlight you must. Run, don’t walk.
  • I really enjoyed LaLaLand and listening to the soundtrack when I’m in the mood is the gift that keeps on giving.
  • Just saw Jackie and thought it was so well done and captivating to see these historical events from her perspective. As someone who love and is fascinated by both history and the Kennedys I was super excited to see it.
  • I heard Manchester By The Sea was amazing and I’ve listened to enough interviews about it that I really want to see that one too now…  Have you seen the writer Kenny Lonergan’s early film You Can Count On Me? I want to watch that one soon too.

-I enjoyed this conversation of Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams as well.

-Speaking of conversation between women. I loved this one with this two.

-All 28 days of your cycle in 2 minutes.

-If you’re a RentHead like me you might like this. If you’re not, you’ll think it’s entirely cheesy.

-My 2016 gift guide in case you missed it and wanted to see it; or need to last minute buy for someone who unexpectedly bought for you and you didn’t know the two of you were on that level where you were exchanging…

timely quote:

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.” -T.S. Eliot

gifs via Libby Vanderploeg 

NEW Month Meanderings

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welcome back.

I’ve done a Monthly Meanderings for a real long time. It’s a way for me to be your internet tour guide show you all the things I’ve read / heard / watched recently. Until next time keep in touch on Facebook & Instagram or maybe explore the archive of my podcast or read my book.

-Some election stand-up I really liked.

-She seems really cool & I liked reading this about embracing your flaws.

-A podcast I was on this month.

This makes me so happy. As someone who grew up listening to the Rent soundtrack and memorizing it when I was young, it makes me so happy to see talented performers from my generation who grew up with it too reviving it for the 20th anniversary of the show.

-Chill out to the sound of Wikipedia?

-I love her. & this entire yearbook is real cool.

-The most helpful thing I listened to about politics recently.

-Can’t wait to be back in LA in a couple weeks and go back here to eat. YUM.

-Navigating racial awkwardness 

happy things. 

-If you liked Stranger Things as much as I did… (trust me as I was surprised as anyone that I’d like a show about a monster as much as I did, but it was really a show about people so check it out) but if you watched it you MUST also watch the kids of Stranger Things on Fallon. This made me really happy.

-My friend and friend of the podcast Dr. Joy Jacobs made an online course for parents about how to identify red flags for eating disorders in your children. Please share with anyone you think it would help… thanks.

Love this on ideas and creativity. You catch ideas you don’t make them.

-Really excited about this TV adaptation. 

-Looking forward to listening to this too.

-This episode 09 of the new podcast I found called ‘Meditations in the City’ with Elizabeth Reid is a must listen for anyone who like me, struggles to actually FEEL feelings in our bodies rather than just think them in our minds which is something my therapist pointed out to me recently that I’ve been trying to become more cognizant of. I like this podcast in general, this week’s guest on

-This article from Ann Friedman about peer mentoring was great. “… it’s hard to seek help in solving your problems when you’re pretending you don’t have any.”

-I really like everything about this.

-A lot of great quotes in this essay.

 

MONTHLY MEANDERINGS. WHAT I’M READING // HEARING // AND WATCHING

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welcome back.

I’ve done a Monthly Meanderings for a real long time. It’s a way for me to be your internet tour guide show you all the things I’ve read / heard / watched recently. Until next time keep in touch on Facebook & Instagram or maybe explore the archive of my podcast or read my book.

 

 

 

// to read

-I always ask people about their morning routines because I think it’s nosey, fascinating, and inspiring. This website takes that question to the next level. I could get lost on here forever.

-I’ve probably shared this before but I don’t care, love this. 

-This study was impactful for me healing my eating disorder. It’s crazy the stuff we do to our bodies under the veil of dieting that is worse/ more restrictive than what the men in this medical study had to do. Past podcast guest Kelsey does such a great job summarizing the findings of the study which perhaps the most important study on the mental, physical, and social effects of food restriction.

-Another really important article where past podcast Guest Kelsey Miller interviews fellow past guest on my podcast Melissa A. Fabello. They talk about thin privilege and it is a must read.

-I really love that Elle Fanning likes REALgirl Empowerment Programs as much as I do. 

-How awkward are you? this quiz will tell you…

Bodies are not resumes. 

-For local people how cool is this Flower Week my friend Lisa is doing, let’s all go.

-Totally into this trend. I want to host these here. Will you come?

-One of my favorite people and thrilled to say soon-to-be podcast guest (it’s already recorded just waiting to release what I have already recorded in order), Josh Radnor now has a stellar newsletter which he’s calling his ‘Museletter’ and whenever it pops into my inbox (monthlish) it’s a good day. Get on it here. 

to listen //

-I was on Shawn and Jade’s podcast The Model Health Show last week, listen here. 

-I was also on my friend Meg’s show The Nourished Podcast, listen to that one here.

-My episode of the Wilder Podcast… for sure one of the best conversations I’ve had in a while. so fun.

-This wasn’t me on this episode but I especially loved the most recent episode of Jess Murnane’s One Part Podcast this week.

-Especially loved this week’s episode of Alexi’s podcast with Aya Cash too.

-My favorite human Tavi was on Anna Faris’s podcast this week.  aka highlight of my week.

-Are you listening to Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast? Just making sure because it’s amazing and you should be.

-This week actor and director John Krasinski was on Fresh Air and it was one of my other favorite things I listened to this week. He seems like such a smart, humble, kind man. I look forward to seeing his new movie he was promoting too, looks fantastic.

-Not a podcast…the three seconds of my day where I’m not listening or recording podcasts I’m listening to music. Here’s the fall playlist I’m starting, not sure how great it is today but it will evolve if you want to follow.

// to watch

-I’m loving this series on British Vogue by Camille Rowe about wellness and health so much.

-My Columbus vlog if you haven’t already seen it. & Traverse City too.

-Okay wow I so love Laura Miller and her new series, ‘Talking in Circles’ is the coolest thing I’ve seen on the internet in …maybe ever.

-Sharing this funny video because I loved this movie and because if you watch until the end you’ll see the other reason…

-Writing a song in 20 minutes can be done.

-Did you love Curious George as much as I did as a kid? Of course you did. Support this cool doc about the creation of it.

-Three movies I loved and highly recommend this summer: Captain Fantastic, Tallulah, and Don’t Think Twice (Tallulah is streaming on Netflix, the other two are in theaters now)

 

 

NEW WEEK. NEW MONTH. NEW MEANDERINGS.

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New week. New month. New meanderings post + my latest vlog (my friend Jess & I hate that word, what could we call them…) episode. I’ve done a Monthly Meanderings monthly for-basically-ever. It’s a way for my to share links to things I’ve found around the internet enjoy exploring the below with me as your internet tour guide. Until next time keep in touch on Facebook & Instagram or maybe explore the archive of my podcast or read my book.

UPCOMING.

-Toronto this weekend LIVE podcast recording with my friends Nikky & Davida. Get your tickets here.

-My friend Holly & I are doing a fun event in Detroit the following weekend. RSVP here. 

EATING. 

-Craving PB & J now after seeing these.

-These muffins look real good.

READING. 

-How pretty is this wedding?

Do you say like and um? 

Pools I wish were mine, no never mind that seems like a lot of work. Scratch that, what I mean is pools I’d like to hang out by sometimes.

-Amazing points in this article by Jennifer Anniston. It’s a must read. So many great body positive points.

-If you’re a Rent-Head you’ll love this oral history, if you’re not you’ll become one when you read it or be really bored and stop. + this for deep Rent heads…if you haven’t already watched this.

-Be your own soulmate comic. 

Which Iconic Chair Are You?

LISTENING.

-Loved Dallas Clayton on Alexi’s podcast this week. 

-Super happy Jess Murnane’s podcast is back! & loved this week’s episode. 

-I was on my friend Andrea Owen’s podcast this week. 

-I had Dr. Linda Bacon on my podcast two weeks ago and I think it is really important one to listen to.

-& last week I had comedian Beth Stelling on & I loved our conversation. & one more of mine I want to call out, Galia Barkol’s episode was my fav of the new season so far.

WEARING.

-I can’t stop wearing this dress…I have it in both colors.
-Might buy this one next. Thoughts?

Newest coolest clothing brand out there. 

WATCHING.

Important topic and she is so articulate speaking out her experience with it.

Movies I’ve seen recently or want to see soon::
Captain Fantastic.
Don’t Think Twice
The Fundamentals of Caring  (watched this on Netflix the other night, really enjoyed it.)
James White 

 

 

4TH OF JULY MEANDERINGS

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oh FYI…  I’ll be in Columbus, Ohio next weekend for two events with my friend Simi. First my book signing at the Book Loft which you can RSVP for here and the next day I’m on a panel of Boss Babes  which you can sign up for here if it’s not sold out. then the following weekend I’ll be in Chicago for my book launch there on July 16 from 1-3pm details and location to come. Hope to see you there.

Now for the links… 

Flower infused lipsticks? cool. 

Song to meander the internet to.

This is goofy, aka a decent time-waster.

What a cool guy, he will be missed.

-Last 4 minutes of this Moby video are wise.

These are fun. 

-Aziz’s New York Times Op-ed, Why Trump Makes Me Scared for My Family.

-Cool wedding at my friend’s flower house!

Goth T.Swift is gone, rejoice. This article made me laugh.

This also made me really laugh. #Funny

Oprah & Michelle. #power

-The number one state is the one I live in. omg. #proud

-Best speech ever, hear smart people discuss it. 

Public Hair trends.

-I really enjoyed Ann Friedman talking about Freelancing here.

-I want this to be my wedding dress. I’m not engaged. But I want to be to wear this.

Loved this and love her. 

-Good summer book I’m excited to start reading.

-Yum everything on this I want to eat or drink. …. I actually ate this one with I was in LA at Squirl.

-I want to be a bestiepreneur.  Do you? call me…

-Catie’s podcast Employee of the Month is rad, so naturally I loved this interview with her in the hot seat.

-Where to buy the best bread.  & a trick to make better sandwiches with said bread.

3 things I liked from Rookie Mag this week…

blaming emotions on astrology.

-Summer make-up tutorial.

How to take yourself to dinner. 

Last but not least I few places I was around the internet… 

-I was did a post on friend of the podcast Natalie MacNeil’s blog!

-I was on the Recovery Warriors Podcast this month, here’s the link to that. 

-I was also on Terri Cole’s Hello Freedom podcast this week. Being in the guest seat is pretty fun.