We are not only what we eat, we are all that we consume. We are so fortunate to have so much information available, but discernment in what we feed our brains is paramount to producing good ideas, and to being open enough to understanding the experiences of others.
So here is where I hope to serve your whole health by delivering quality articles that educate, inspire, and articulate the human condition so we can stay in reality and curiosity. So we can make better decisions about all the things. Plus art + beauty + LOLZ.
Here we go.
1. My feathers get supremely ruffled by helicopter parenting. Maybe it’s because I never really felt I had the option as a working single ma and I’m just jealous of the parents who get to do all the things with their kids.
Also, I would actually hate doing “all the things” because I prefer *not* doing them. Additionally, I’m a believer in unschooling philosophy and teaching my kid to think for himself. By letting him. So this article about raising a creative child by stepping off made my mama heart sing with validation + victory.
3. Flower X Rays . I mean it. Actual x-rays of flowers from the 1930’s.
4. The statistics say that loneliness is more deadly than obesity and as deadly as a 15 cigarette a day habit. Please respect the importance of your need to be loved. Love well. And allow yourself to be loved as well.
5. I want to be buried in this mushroom suit that will neutralize toxins and consume my body. Clever, clean, cosmic AF. Becoming food for the earth’s fascia would be an epic exit. Who’s with me?
6. These birds spend all winter practicing love songs and it might be the most charming thing ever. (TWOFER: Please, for the love of feather fluff, watch the video at the end of the post where artist Dennis Hlynsky transforms ordinary footage of birds and insects into ethereal illustrations of movement.)
7. If you know me, you know how deep my feelings about story (being able to both tell, and hear them) being the human equalizer. And how personally touching I experience stories from the inside. The quote (attributed to many) that “A measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members” applies here in spades as prison (mainly) houses people of color, poverty, and mental illness. This response to TedX San Quentin is succinct and beautifully summarized. (Though I would highly recommend following the links in the post for a tear-jerking and heart-filling full perspective).
8. Also, check out the project Humans of New York is doing this week!
9. This spiral buffer digital art piece by nerdygenius pal David Knape that is like your own private playground of SPIRALING light. In fact, it’s so fun, you might not read *any* of these articles once you click the link. Feel free to adjust all the colors and settings and make it your own, right click and “save as” your image to have it for keeps.
Enjoy your weekend, Darlings.