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.

  • “So how do we handle screen time these days? The short answer is that we focus less on restriction and more on connection.” Tanya Slavin’s piece, “Is our screen-time anxiety more detrimental than screen time?” in the Washington Post raises insightful points about children’s time in front of devices. 
  • I know many writers will relate to Julie Vick’s piece, “The Writer’s Index” on the Brevity blog.
  • “Quiet the noise around you; soften its pitch. Our deepest stories are our best teachers. Let the weapons of the weak — the poison, the nagging, the gossip — burn themselves to ash. Cast them to the wind. Take back the permission to succeed. Make it yours.”  “Writing and the Permission to Succeed: The Intersection of Art and Shame” by Elissa Altman is a powerful piece that is a must read for all artists.

What were some of your favorite reads this week?