What's Working: vol 14
curated links + monthly community sharing space
Toward the end of each month, for paid subscribers, I share what’s been working well in my life as well as what I’m reading, listening to, watching, and cooking.
In the comments you are warmly invited to share what’s working for you, too!
Recently, on Wild Letters:
If I already have more than enough, why do I keep buying things? (details of my 4-month shopping ban)
Not waiting for rock bottom (on giving yourself permission to change any aspect of your life, even if it isn’t “that bad”)
The courage to try again (starting over with something after many years of failure)
Drinking hot tea in the cool morning air. Rethinking how often I check my email, and why. Getting ready for the next round of Get Shit Done Club! Twice weekly yoga. Herbalism class. Witchy evenings of candlelight and medicine making. My 4-month shopping ban, and the feeling of calm it has already brought me. Cuddling with the dog. Joyful phone calls with my dad (after years of strained relationship). Learning about all things homesteading and urban farming. (Am I gonna become a farmer next year??) Early bedtime. Not traveling. Making the 4th annual batch of homemade apple cider with my partner, using his antique cider press. Talking honestly with friends about money. Plotting my next few botanical tattoos. Making my first local friend!
Reading, Watching, Listening
I’m currently (always?) interested in listening to deep conversations about anti-capitalism that are more personal than academic/theoretical, and this podcast episode with Toi Smith does not disappoint.
A new thing I’ve been doing lately for a quick mood boost is watching clips of my favorite scenes from my favorite TV shows. Why have I never thought to do this before?! David & Patrick’s second serenade from Schitt’s Creek, the darts scene from Ted Lasso (and the scene where Phoebe has bad breath, lol), Jess & Nick’s first kiss on New Girl, the opening of Barlet and Richie’s debate on The West Wing, and on and on. (Oh yes you better believe I want you to share one of your own favorite TV scenes in the comments!)
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