For your viewing pleasure
This show. So addictive. Consider yourself warned. Let’s be clear. This show is not just about makeovers. This delightful bit of entertainment is about waking up. Challenging our own thoughts. Seizing the day. Daring to see ourselves in a new way. Love is at the core. And this group of five light the way. You can stream it on Netflix. Who doesn’t need a little joy about now? What television show are you enjoying currently?
For your mind
A couple of podcasts that I have delved into this week.
Invisibilia. This podcast explores the invisible things that shape the way we behave. Do you enjoy learning about human behavior? Psychology? With titles like–Emotions, The Personality Myth, The Culture Inside, and The Secret Emotional Life of Clothes–it is difficult to go wrong. Choose away!
I also enjoyed listening to this Fresh Air podcast interview with Tara Westover, a now memoirist who grew up in the hills of Idaho with her religious fundamentalist family. No birth certificate. No doctors. No formalized school. Her childhood sounds otherworldly –as it vacillates between the days working a farm and canning a harvest to the days spent scouring a junkyard for scraps of metal to sell. In this interview, it can often feel like Tara is softening/understating the emotional turmoil that lies at the core of her upbringing and family relationships. Eventually, Tara finds the courage and determination to leave her family to attend college, eventually earning a PhD at Cambridge. So inspiring! The name of her riveting memoir is Educated.
For your life
Watch this Ted talk. Trust me. We will be sharing it with our teens this Sunday. Please watch before you share with your teens–as we are all different in our sensitivities and what resonates. Yes? Personally, I found this to be an astounding message for those of us who are recovering from outsourcing our inner voice. What is one of your favorite Ted talks? Oh! Isn’t this one by John Dehlin a keeper?
A simple pleasure
A couple of years ago, our family visited some dear friends in their California home. We had such a lovely time. The beach walks and talks. The ultimate frisbee games. The pleasure of working on a puzzle together. And the gathering times of preparing food or just enjoying meals as families. So memorable. In the kitchen, my dear friend had Mrs. Meyers Honeysuckle scent dish soap on hand every time we needed to do dishes. I now tie that summer joy of a trip to that honeysuckle fragrance. What can I say? I am a scent girl. Fast forward to the present moment. We are currently in the middle of winter here in Utah. Another storm is projected to visit us this weekend. It is cold and well…a bit gray. Hence, my order of a few Mrs. Meyers honeysuckle products! I may not have the actual beach or summer weather– but one thing I will have– is the scent of it all. And those warm memories–sigh– as the snow gently falls out my window. It is the simple things, people. What is a simple pleasure that is bringing you joy this week?
I am wishing you a weekend that feels good to you. Moments of calm. Moments of connection. Moments of joy. I would love to hear any of your shares from your life lately. Thank you for stopping by! I always enjoy hearing from you. Don’t be shy now.