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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! 

5 Things I Learned About Conflict Resolution from Brené Brown, by Camille Styles

“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.”

My Minimal Wardrobe — How Having a “Uniform” Simplifies My Closet and Saves Me Money, by Sherry Pertersik

“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.”

Sometimes You Have to Quit to Get Ahead, by Stephanie Lee

“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.”

5 of the Best Pieces of Advice on Feeding Children I’ve Ever Received, by Maryann Jacobsen

“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).”

Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong, by Michael Hobbes

“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.”

The Lazy Genius Guide to Essential Kitchen Tools, by Kendra Adachi

“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! 

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