In celebration of #TryPod month, here’s a big list of cool podcasts to check out. I just started listening to S-Town and am flabbergasted at how good it is. Next up for me is Missing Richard Simmons. Other faves include Dear Sugar Radio and Happier.
I feel like I forever need inspiration for what to make myself for lunch, so I liked this rundown of what foodies make for themselves.
I’ve been so blessed with amazing friendships in my life, so I adored this Modern Love column about an unlikely one.
This is what love looks like.
Sharing the love: I downloaded the Yr.no app this week and have experienced accurate weather forecasting ever since, for better or for worse since it’s SNOWING here as I write this. Shoutout Katie for introducing me to this site way back when.
File under “literally cannot stop listening to”: Portland, Maine + Good as Hell + Someone In The Crowd.
Anyone else totally astonished that it’s April tomorrow? Ahh! It’s my Grandma’s birthday on the 1st, so we’re gathering to celebrate her, which will be lovely. This week I was lucky enough to accompany my boss to an interview he was doing on The Agenda for TVO – it was a lot of fun. Life is good these days! How are you? I hope you have a wonderful weekend. xo.
I was lucky enough to help my friend Sonja cater Sarah Slean’s album launch party for Metaphysics this week – it was one of the most inspiring events I’ve taken part in. Let’s celebrate the amazing women I got to work with! Here’s Sarah’s beautiful new single, Sonja’s beautiful retreats, Danielle’s beautiful shop, and Jessica’s beautiful flowers.
“How does life live? Why are some things special? Why do you pick flowers and then they die? Will I have another birthday? Why are you on your phone? What is kind? Do you love me?”
Sarah von Bargen is the best and so are her lifehack tips.
I liked this post about simple bullet journal layout ideas. Mostly because all those Youtube bujo tutorials are usually more about being pretty than actually useful.
I’m going to see the Book of Mormon this weekend! Which means that I’ve been listening to the soundtrack nonstop.
The little cutie in the photo is named Pablo, and I’m going to be taking care of him for a few months while my friend Bridget goes to Nicaragua! It will be so much fun to have a little buddy in my house keeping me company. This week was so much fun but also a blur, mostly because of the beautiful event I mentioned earlier. I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend and recovering from all the excitement. I hope you have a wonderful weekend too!
I’ve said it before but I have to say it again: I love Rising Tide Society. It’s essentially a group of lovely people doing creative things that get together and talk about business. The March meetup was this past week and it was such a highlight.
This trailer gave me all the feels.
For fellow bullet journal lovers! Doesn’t this make you want to write so much stuff down?
Serial is launching a new podcast called S-Town! I’m hoping it has Serial Season 1 vibes. I can’t wait.
Revisited some feminism 101 stuff last night so I have a handy dandy link at the ready about the wage gap! I’ll also throw in a great one about transgender rights because I love John Oliver. I also plan on re-watching Miss Representation and The Hunting Ground soon – both are on Netflix. Always good to refresh one’s memory on these topics.
6 types of people who do not deserve to hear your shame story. Oh man this is so good.
I’m listening to this podcast episode right now which is about the differences in how women and men communicate and it is blowing my dang mind.
Another super-inspiring week around these here parts. Life is so good! I feel so much love in my life from my friends, my family, even the guys who work at my local coffee shop (love y’all!). It’s been bitterly cold in Toronto this week but the sun is shining, I’ve laughed my head off every single day, and I feel connected to my community. Is there anything better?
One of my favourite quotes is from Kurt Vonnegut, who wrote:
“And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’”
So: if this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is. Happy weekend everyone. xo.
This new campaign makes me feel proud to live in Toronto.
I wish I didn’t identify with so much of this whole post. One of my favourite writers and former bloggers wrote about what it’s really like to be a woman. Edit: this is a private Facebook account of a blogger I follow. I’m still leaving it here because it’s great.
Protip: if you install this Chrome extension you can speed up any video. Helpful for longer talks! I find I can go to 1.5x without it being too distorted or hard to follow.
Proof that you don’t even need to understand someone else to support them.
Dear Sugar is always wonderful, but this episode felt really fresh and was so interesting to me.
I signed up for an intro month of ClassPass this week and went to a yoga class with my friend Dylan. Turns out it was – surprise! – super hard hot yoga, so my arms are still thanking me. Still, I’m excited about ClassPass and hope it will encourage me to work out more and try new things.
I love Tony & Sage Robbins and have been really inspired by their interviews together lately. They seem to have such a grounded, loving relationship. Here’s one I got tons of insights from this week.
It was another amazing week, for all kinds of reasons. I got great news, I spent time with so many wonderful women I care about deeply, I talked on the phone to my long distance bestie, I played with a puppy, I had book club and coffee dates and a pedicure and hung out with my fave baristas. I watched That Thing You Do! I also came down with a cold, had trouble sleeping and got some uncertain news about my living situation. All that said? Life is good. Life is beautiful. I am happy and I am loved and so are you. xo.