What’s Helping Me Now

Every once in a while, the internet can feel like a source of shame or just a waste of time. When I’m tempted to throw in my virtual towel and bail on the technology world, I challenge myself to find something uplifting and useful online. Here’s what I’ve found around the web this week.

  1. I crave the energy, compassion, and warmth that permeate Krista Tippett‘s conversations, and this week’s met that craving: “It is our very wounds that enable us to make the difference. We are enough just as we are. Without my suffering, I wouldn’t understand the suffering of others.” (Dr. Rachel Neomi Remen)
  2. Makes me laugh every single week (and one of the few podcasts my husband and I both get excited to listen to).
  3. When the world seems hateful and humans seem doomed to self-destruct, check the numbers and decide for yourself.
  4. I finished Claire Tomalin’s A Life of My Own the other day and can’t stop thinking about it nor her, so I’ve been poking around her website, watching her interviews and adding her biographies to my to-read list.
  5. If you read only one parenting article this week, make it this one. My favorite excerpt: “We expect our children to embrace learning and to progress in their thinking as they grow older. They deserve to expect the same from us.”
  6.  If you read two parenting articles this week, make this the second. “We have to stop denying this exists.”
  7. I’ll be spending tonight and tomorrow night prepping for December First, aka day one of Christmas Advent. Somehow we ended up with four Advent calendars this year?! Wish me luck.

Have a beautiful weekend, and thank you for being here.

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