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 loved this ESPN piece “Serena and Venus give us an American story we can all get behind” by ‘D’Arcy Maine. The Williams sisters meet in the Australian Open final this weekend. II dub very few events or occurrences amazing, but this match, what the Williams sisters represent and their consistency and perseverance, is what it is – amazing. “While age and injuries have slowed or ended the careers of many of their peers, the sisters have courageously continued despite many challenges. With so many societal obstacles now facing American women — particularly women of color — it’s perhaps more fitting than ever that these two will battle on one of the sport’s grandest of stages.”
- Do you underestimate the importance of drinking water? I certainly do. I found this article and infographic on Lifehack informative and worth the time to read. Check out “10 Infographics That Help You Drink More Water Effortlessly.”
- I am a fan of the New York Times Modern Love column and this particular piece by Alana Dankin stayed with me, “A Tattoo for the Living.”
- “I am just a voyeur—sunflowers on a grave is not my moment to witness. But I gaze at them with wide eyes like an outsider craving an invitation. I stare as both ladies kneel at a gray headstone, and pay respects to a beloved.” My piece on Headspace, “Grieving without a grave,” was a difficult, but necessary piece to write. This essay showed me that sometimes the only way to get through is to write about the pain and process the grief.
What were your favorite reads this week?
I never know if I’m drinking enough water, which probably means I’m NOT. That was a helpful article with those visuals. Thank you!
The visuals helped me too. Based on that infographic, I am dehydrated all of the time!
I loved your Headspace essay so much. Off to check out the water article! I am better about it during the week than on weekends…not sure why! Have a great weekend!
Thanks, Kristen, for your support on the Headspace piece. It was a difficult essay to write.
Maybe I need to start with weekends first to cultivate better water drinking habits.
Thanks for sharing that water article. Going to bookmark that. Off to read your essay. Cheers!
Thanks, Sarah! Appreciate you reading the Headspace piece. xo
I just made a conscious effort to drink water about five minutes ago. I’m the worst! Although all of the articles about it make me think many of us struggle with it.
I think we struggle with drinking water because there are so many tastier substitutes (at least that is my opinion!). Good luck in keeping up with the water habit!
I always feel that I don’t drink enough water. Thank you for sharing! xx