Earlier in the week Craig got this photo of a bald eagle flying overhead. The first time I saw one was this fall, by the river in Woodstock, and I just about lost my mind. I had never seen one in person. It was majestic and massive. We are used to seeing beautiful hawks quite often in Rhode Island, but seeing a bald eagle felt special. Eagles have different spiritual significance across cultures and religions. But perhaps what makes seeing a bald eagle particularly uplifting is the fact that 40 years ago they were on the verge of extinction. There were just 417 known nesting pairs in 1963. Through a massive conservation effort, including banning the chemical DDT, bald eagles made a dramatic comeback to a current population of over 300,000 according to researchers. The successful protection and conservation efforts of the bald eagle can be a symbol of hope. We can protect our environment and precious wildlife, if we decide it’s worth saving.
P.S. Kelley is joining me in contributing some links to CRL this week!
If you’re looking for something to buy, try, read, share or pin, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the best of the week…
Jess and Kelley
For all the Half Baked Harvest fans out there try this Thai Peanut Chicken recipe.(Kelley)
Well it looks like 2022 might be another year of hunkering down and binging on television, at least for now. NPR’s roundup of 2021’s best in movies and tv includes some of my favorites some I am excited to dive into this list. (Kelley)
I recently spoke with my therapist about the anxiety that decisions cause me and found this article on Decision Fatigue to be so relatable. (Kelley)
So it looks like two spaces between sentences is officially, one too many.
Marin outgrew her snow boots (of course) so I got her this pair from North Face and they’re super warm and very easy to get on. (Jess)
Have you heard of Love Bombing? This article explains the dangerous, manipulative act of excessive attention and flattery and how quickly it can turn.
The pandemic delivered a surprise to Nordic countries, a baby boom.
This is one of my favorite newsletters and I found this one, breaking down the two Voting Rights Acts, to be particularly helpful. (Jess)
Every Year He Texts Me: ‘I Love You’ a letter that dives into the anniversary of an abortion and how it can leave one wondering what could have been, but also thankful for the way it turned out.
According to the NYT, over 4.5 million Americans left their jobs in November. Wondering who is walking away from their jobs and why? Read this–20 Stories of People Who Walked Away From Their Jobs, Their Religion, Their Relationships and Even This Assignment and if it’s something you’ve been personally considering, this article will help to make sure you have all your ducks in a row before saying farewell.
Have you noticed a shortage of items at your local grocery store? Here’s why grocery stores are struggling to keep their shelves stocked.
Feeling stressed? Tara Brach is amazing and this meditation is so simple and concrete you will find yourself coming back to it again and again.
I’ve been feeling Stacey Kent’s older french albums recently. She’s kind of like a french Nora Jones. Sip some coffee, close your eyes and imagine you are basking outside of a cafe in Paris. (Kelley)
I have literally worn these boots every day since I bought them. The Kinetic Conquest boot is a hiking meets winter boot with a stylish suede, leather kick. And if your guy is jealous like mine was, these Mac Hill Lid LTR Boots are an equally cozy, comfortable and stylish men’s version. (Kelley)
Casey McQuiston’s newest book, One Last Stop— shares equal parts funny, sexy and magical this LGBT rom-com. It will win your heart over with endearing characters and a sci-fi twist that keeps you intrigued until the very end.
Looking for something witty and light-hearted to start the year? Described by NPR as an “hilarious neo-feminist manifesto” More Than A Woman by Caitlin Moran reflects on all things female from parenting to mid-life crisis and beyond.
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