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.

  • What can you accomplish in one focused hour? Srinivas Rao explains the benefits of what can happen if you have a single-minded purpose in one hour in his piece, “The Power of One Focused Hour a Day.”  This piece is especially for creatives, but also offers great advice on anyone who is interested in completing a goal. 
  • Emily Lackey writes a powerful fiction piece in the Hobart Journal, titled “How to Fall in Love.” 
  • This week’s TIME presents “How to Make a Relationship Last: 5 Secrets Backed by Research.” Eric Barker jumps into his piece with the following paragraph:  “A lot of what you’re about to read is very unsexy and very unromantic. Sorry about that. But this isn’t fairy tale time. We’re going to see what the research says makes real relationships last so you can get as close to the fairy tale as possible. Everyone asks how you got married. Nobody asks how you stayed married. Time to find out the answer to that often-ignored second question…” 
  • “You can decide your own fate. Are you going to let it all fall apart? Or are you going to own it?” Patti Smith’s wisdom resonated with me in Just Kids and I loved reading more of her insights in this Guardian interview. 


                                                                        What were your favorite reads this week?