Life is kind of a blessed chaos lately. With birthdays and trips and emotions and life as it is, things just feel like a whole lot. And I've been struggling to slow my roll and breathe a bit. I caught myself in a frantic hustle (again) and instead of allowing that crazy cycle to rule, I've dedicated myself to slowing and savoring.
In wake of intentional slowness and savoring has come an awareness of my poor habits of consumption.
I thought eating was the only place I needed to worry about nutrition, but that's a lie. Truth be told there's a more important consumption: what's fueling your soul. From your soul comes your art, your words, your creative self. From your soul comes your love and your life, and the moral is: feed yourself well.
(Actually, I wrote about this for The Hummingbird Life, but lessons always have to be learned a half dozen times because I'm slow to remember.)
So today is a glimpse into the things that are nutritious in my soul:
- Annie's AMAZING #write31days series that she's taken on for October.
- Naming and explaining the beauty of Curated Maximalist that is my love language. (Bari J)
- On finding our place (so many places). (Annie B. Jones)
- When Mockingbirds Sing by Billy Coffey
- Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (actually an Audiobook that makes me smile)
- After You by Jojo Moyes
- Small Victories by Anne Lamott
- These sweet football Pee Wees who have their priorities straight. (via YouTube)
- And, if you have not already seen the wonder that is Whine About It on Facebook, this will serve as your introduction and as a finale in this post for your weekend: