Friday Favorites

I am a voracious reader and every week I come across either a book, online piece or website I want to share with others. I’ve decided to curate these gems and highlight them on Friday. I hope you find these faves as insightful as I do.

  • I’ve been on a massive Elizabeth Gilbert kick and cannot wait to see her in person in a few weeks. Here are her thoughts on writing. “I believe that – if you are serious about a life of writing, or indeed about any creative form of expression – that you should take on this work like a holy calling. I became a writer the way other people become monks or nuns. I made a vow to writing, very young. I became Bride-of-Writing.” 
  • Denise’s piece on Universal Grit touched me so much this past week. Read how the words, “I am here,” can be life changing in  Casseroles for Depression. 
  • I adore Sharon Holbrook’s The Things We Keep  featured in Brain, Child. These lines resonated with me, “Every present day somehow twists and flips into the past, even if messes of bills and to-do lists and homework and calendars don’t seem like the stuff of memories. If someone took a video of me at my desk today, and I watch it in ten years, what will I think?”
  • In Abandoning the Work I Hated, we hear from Robert Markowitz,  a former lawyer who decides to become a clown. His road leads him to an unexpected feeling – happiness. 

What did you enjoy reading this week?