Happy New Year. I went a little MIA over the holidays. I really needed time offline to reset and though I had intentions of going onto Instagram to say my final parting words I just didn’t have the energy. And I don’t quite know how I feel yet being off the platform (Lauren is running my social media for me). I certainly find myself having more time, and feeling less depleted at the end of the day, but I need some real time away before I can reflect. I’ve been so thrilled with the engagement and enthusiasm for my new community (you can sign up here). So many great discussions happening daily.
On the home front, Craig finished the addition over the holidays. He has worked his a$$ off since September to finish it and I just stand in there in awe of the work he has done. It is magical. We’re waiting on the electricians to come do the final installs and then it will be ready. For now we’ve been building fires in the wood burning stove. I find myself just sitting and staring at the flame. There is something meditative about it. I can’t help but wonder if I’d even notice how I felt sitting in front of a fire just “being” if I were still on Instagram. So far, the biggest realization is my contentment in the quiet moments. I haven’t quite thought about my intentions for 2023, but maybe that’s the biggest one. Have a great weekend.
Here’s the best of the week…
–Jess (J) & Caylin (C)
Click. Read. Love. 1.6.23
Loved this simple list of the best advice people received in 2022. Some of it is high concept and some is so delightfully basic. (NY Times)
Why some in the yoga community have embraced QAnon theories. (NPR)
I got the Saie Glowy Super Gel Duo to test out and I love it. The limited edition shade warm glow is so pretty! –Jess
Hard to watch, but a painful and sobering look at why hundreds of pediatric units have closed over the past two decades. (NY Times)
I saw The Fabelmans over the holiday break and thought it was really interesting and nuanced. -Caylin
The best way to support a stressed out person. (Inc.)
I found the perfect black straight leg jeans from Etica. They have a 28 inch inseam which makes them ideal for wearing with winter boots! –Jess
Some old fiction from Alice Munro for The New Yorker.
I also finished watching the series Fleishman is in Trouble (I did a fair amount of streaming over the break) and the last few episodes were insanely good. The series started off seeming like it had the potential to be all about a man’s mid-life crisis, but it took some amazing twists and turns. Loved it. –Caylin
If you’ve got dry, chapped lips, this lip treatment kit is all you need.
Just in case new year’s resolutions got you spinning out…remember this.
This interview with Michelle Williams had some real gems in it. Like “There’s nothing as dangerous to a child as the unlived lives of their parents.” (Entertainment Weekly)
The failed promise of online mental health treatment. A must-read if you’re considering online therapy. (WSJ)
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