Lots and lots of link love to share with you today! Some of it’s thought provoking, some of it’s useful, some of it’s beautiful, and some of it…well, it was just too fun NOT to share 🙂
This is a really fascinating post about how this line we feed ourselves in bad times…is actually not helpful at all:
when we tell ourselves “it could be worse” we discount the validity of our own story. We dissociate from our own circumstances, even our own emotions and tell ourselves to get it together
Huh! I am a chronic “It could be worse”er, so this idea had never occurred to me. But it makes a lot of sense…interesting…
Here is a beautiful post by Rachael Maddox. Yes, I post a lot of Rachael’s writing. That’s because it’s so ridiculously awesome.
“You have full permission to tend to whatever feeling you have, in whatever milli-moment it arises.”
…now there’s a great reminder.
Ellie over at Apples and Porches recently posted a kickass article called The Legacy of Forgotten Heroines. It features Warrior Women portraits by E Katie Holm, and it is fantastic AND educational. Yes, please! (If you want to see the rest of the photos in this collection, head over HERE).
Ellie has big plans in the works, and I can’t wait to see what she does next!
I know that not everyone who drops by my blog is a mom, but for those that are, this article is amazing: Life and Art: Three Tools for Blending Creativity and Motherhood
I ran into not one but TWO excellent lists/articles this week. Psychology Today posted 50 Ways to Add Joy To Your Day, and Havi Brooks at Fluentself.com posted 74 Ways to Push the Reset Button (aka 74 ways to get unstuck). I am seriously considering printing both of these lists out and taping them to the refrigerator!
Here’s something fun: Jenn Hicks shared her experience as a participant in this year’s Subway Dance Party in Toronto (BEST. IDEA. EVER.). If Halifax had a subway system, I would SO try to start something like this. I love it! Thanks so much to Jenn for giving non-Torontonians a peek at the awesomeness.
And I glimpsed my future in this video of a little boy’s inspirational speech:
Say it with me: AWWWWWWWWW.
And finally, as a super-awesome bonus, here is a link that my husband sent me last night:
It’s a collection of the best of the Tony Awards. Not my usual Inspiration Tuesday fodder, but hey…there’s singing and dancing, and rapping and a sneaky classical ballet reference in one of the videos (can YOU find it?). I laughed my ASS off.
Have a great one! And if you find anything awesome on the ‘net this week, come back and share! 😀