There are some powerful (and practical!) messages in the links I’m sharing today: advice on handling conflict, tips for assembling a minimal wardrobe, counterintuitive advice on success, a few kitchen suggestions, and an article on obesity that is a MUST READ. Let me know what you think!
“I’ve been trying to go into difficult conversations assuming the best and not putting my expectations on others. And most importantly, I go into those conversations knowing that my own sense of self-worth has nothing to do with what they think of me. I’m not depending on our conversation for validation that I’m okay.”
“To clarify I don’t actually wear the same items of clothing every day on repeat – I just have a fairly small number of clothes that I love and wear all the time – all of which are pretty similar in color/style/silhouette – which I lovingly call ‘my uniform.’ Think Steve Jobs or Michael Kors… except with fewer turtlenecks and less of that billionaire vibe.”
“Perseverance toward no beneficial long-term aim becomes a liability when you make yourself or others miserable. A study from Northwestern University shows that when we discard unrealistic goals and switch to alternate goals we’re happier, physically healthier and less stressed.”
“Enjoyment is a cardinal rule of feeding and eating. Above all, meals should be associated with a pleasant atmosphere, not stress. This is true for adults too. When I feel that negativity creeping into family meals, I course correct and focus on enjoying food and family. Even if that means I vow not to look at my children’s plate (that when feeding isn’t going so hot).”
“The terrible irony is that for 60 years, we’ve approached the obesity epidemic like a fad dieter: If we just try the exact same thing one more time, we’ll get a different result. And so it’s time for a paradigm shift. We’re not going to become a skinnier country. But we still have a chance to become a healthier one.”
“Never feel badly for not having an “essential” from someone else’s list. The whole point of outfitting your kitchen like a Lazy Genius is that you choose what matters to you and skip the rest. Never feel badly about the skipping.”
If you’ve read or written something inspiring, thought-provoking, or just plain fun lately, I’d be honored if you’d drop a link in the Comments!