my new most popular instagram: my newly reorganized living room bookshelves
Favorite finds from around the web:
Have you bought new underwear this year? “In some ways, this question has become an archetype for self care, an example of how women in general and moms specifically tend to put themselves last.”
What your favorite children’s book series says about you. “The series you devoured under the covers, way past your bedtime, flashlight in hand, offers insight into exactly who you are today, now that you’re a real person (“adult”).”
How to simplify your life in 5 minutes a day. “Pause once every hour for one minute to ask, “Is this the most important or valuable thing I could be doing right now?”If the answer is no, simply stop.”
Why we should all start reading paper books again. “Real books allow me to step outside myself and enter someone else’s world. The modern world, after all, can be tiring.”
Tsh at The Art of Simple just launched a new e-course called The Upstream Field Guide. It’s an audio-driven, self-paced course that consists of eight sessions you take over a three-week period (or however long it takes you). It’s all about figuring out who you are, what your purpose is, and how to live in a way that makes sense for you.
Between now and January 31, lifetime access to the course is $59 for you and any family members who want to join you. Register before January 31, and you’ll get Tsh’s newly spruced up ebook One Bite at a Time and the audio of Notes from a Blue Bike for free.
I’m signed up, and I’m most looking forward to the session with my friend and enneagram expert Leigh Kramer.
What I’m reading this week:
I read Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Recommended. More on that next week.
I just started The Girl on the Train and I’m not sure if I want to finish it.
Best of the blog:
My husband tries the men’s version of Stitch Fix.
I set out to bash the capsule wardrobe and find out I’ve accidentally created one for myself.
The new and notable books I’ve been reading lately.
Have a great weekend!