Inspiration: August 11

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Inspiration August 11 >> Life In Limbo

First and foremost: Oprah has a podcast now. I have been hella inspired (and a little teary-eyed) all week as a result. Listen!

Maxine Waters inspires the heck out of me. Let’s all reclaim our time!

Absolutely hilarious and so refreshing.

File under: things I want to do with my Bullet Journal next!

Love your dad because he’s your father, because he made you, because he thinks for himself, and most of all because he is a person. Have the strength to doubt and question what you believe as easily as you’re so quick to doubt his beliefs. And if you do pick a side, pick the side of love. It remains our only real hope for survival and has more power to save us than any other belief we could ever cling to. This is good advice for any time we are baffled or hurt by the beliefs of people around us.

Don’t be a victim of the Sunk Cost Fallacy. It’s such a struggle, but I see people (and myself) falling for it all the time.

As a Questioner, I’m storing away this article about a possible link between sugar and depression as more motivation to avoid eating it.

This video of another side of Jim Carrey inspires me to make more stuff, do more art, and give in to my creative impulses.

Reminder: you can change your life. You can make different choices, starting from today.


Speaking of changing your life by making little choices – guys, I started sleeping with my phone (also my wake up alarm) charging in the kitchen last week and OH MY GOODNESS. This is a thing I have heard about doing and thought about doing for approximately ten years, all the while being like “Why can’t I wake up earlier??” Yeah, surprise, putting your alarm outside your bedroom actually does work, but you actually have to, in fact, do it first. Let my idiocy be a lesson you can learn from. I have been so much more productive and balanced. Yay me!

This weekend we are seeing family friends and I’m so excited to see everyone – including the puppy. Follow along on Instagram stories, if you like. I hope you have a wonderful weekend too. xo.

PS. Last week I updated my Archive page to make it prettier and more functional. Explore almost 10 years (!!!) of posts here.

  • Laura

    Hi! This il so so great! Loved all the articles in here and omg Oprah has a podcast, what?
    Great tip for the alarm clock. Related to my phone I have decided this rule for myself: “can’t use it while on the sofa or in bed”. It forces me to stand up sometimes and so I end up scrolling away way less.

    • Yaaaaaasss I was so excited about the Oprah podcast too. Amazing stuff.

      Love the phone tip – I have made my bedroom a screen-free zone so I haven’t been using my phone in bed, but I am going to add the couch to the list too! Such a great idea.

  • Brooke

    I saw the Jim Carrey video this week too! So interesting to see that other side of him. Very inspiring!

    • My thoughts exactly! I was like whoa: who else has another side I don’t know about that they’ve been cultivating for years?? Probably everyone, haha.