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.

  • “It’s Nice to See You” on Medium by UsernameCaissieIsNotAvailable offers a powerful perspective on our bodies, what we think of them and the elusive concept of perfection. Here is a brief excerpt, but the entire article is worth your time. “You can do what you want. You knew that. But I’m gonna stop wishing that I didn’t have dimples on the backs of my hands or that my ankles were more flattered by strappy shoes. I’m gonna stop telling people that they look great and start telling them what I really mean, that’s it’s nice to see them. And I see you. And I like you so much just how you are right now, and not a year or five years from now when you may or may not be smaller.”
  • My Marriage Didn’t End When I Became a Widow by Lucy Kalanithi is an essay which will linger in your mind days after you read it. It details her grieving process after losing her husband, Paul, a neurosurgeon who passed away from cancer at age 36. 
  • What happens when a friend you couldn’t live without stops having a relationship with you? Read Dani Shapiro’s The Friend Who Got Away to learn lessons on friendship, loss, time and regret. 

What were some of your favorite reads this week?