I would argue that it’s the most glorious week of the year, this space between holidays, and I can feel myself grasping at it with my fingertips trying to hold on to every minute. These are reflective days, don’t you think?
I hope you’ve had good holidays and, while some years that’s easier than others, I hope at least you’re staying steady and asking for what you need.
I’m trying to take rest and trying to chill the part of my brain that wants to stack up goals and tasks for the year ahead because, rest first PLEASE.
Take some rest today. Take it where you can get it if it’s feeling scarce. Maybe a few links below will be your moment. Happy New Year to you! I have so much gratitude to you for sharing this space with me. I mean that most sincerely.
The offering is below, as always – take whatcha need, leave whatcha don’t:
• The Haunting Last Letters of Silvia Plath. (The Atlantic)
• Let’s all do it! / This is why I do yoga! What Deep Breathing Does to Your Body. It feels like magic and it’s right here with us. (The Cut)
• Sometimes I find myself going back to this speech from former President Obama just to remember dignity in leadership. It holds important reminders, plus he sings Amazing Grace: President Obama delivers eulogy for Senator Clementa Pinckney, one of nine victims in the June 17, 2015, shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. (YouTube)
• I literally could not put this book down during my travels this week: Sharp Objects. (Gillian Flynn)
• An Oral History of the Greatest ‘Office’ Episode Ever. (Rolling Stone)
• An education: How to Order Caviar Without Going Totally Broke. (Eater)
• Hold the phone. Jon made CHAMPAGNE MARGARITAS and now we must we MUST! (Candid Appetite)
• Deb’s Feta Tapenade Tarte Soleil is both what dreams are made of and totally actually easy to pull off. Imagine! (Smitten Kitchen)
• I have four bananas on my counter begging to be made into this: Gluten Free Banana Bread from Minimalist Baker. (I particularly like the mix of oats and almond flour.)
• Bon Appetit is digging deep for us: A Definitive Ranking of 23 Bon Maman Flavors. Strawberry is at number 4, which (I think we all can agree), is very controversial.
• Not exactly on my wish-list this holiday: United Airlines Puts Out a Cookbook so You Can Eat Airplane Food At Home. (Travel + Leisure)
• This is fully accurate: Your Apartment Tries to Talk You Out of Going to a Party. (NYTimes)
• Reminder: Love Is Never a Waste. (Thought Catalog)
Thank you for being here!
Happy New Year. My love to you!