HOW GOOD are long weekends, right? Labour Weekend also blends that sweet relief of an extra day with the anticipation of summer, which adds to the sense of holiday. If you’re anything like us, there will be some serious ‘catch-up’ reading & listening this weekend, with a glass of something delicious in hand. Here’s what we’ve been loving, to give you a little bit of inspiration!
Have a wonderful weekend and we’ll see you on the flipside!
Erin & the team x
We’re reading -
What Happened, by Hillary Clinton. Chronicling the lead up to and the 2016 election itself, Hillary reflects - in detail - on what [literally] happened. Interesting, insightful and a good reminder of what volatile times we’re in.
Letters to Obama, by Jeanne Marie Laskas. (Pick the politics geek, right?!). I listened to this awesome Kim Hill interview and had to buy the book when I saw it in store the next week.
Tribe of Mentors, by Tim Ferris. This has been on the bookcase for a while - it’s perfect to read several pages of at random, as it’s a collection of short form interviews. Inspiring people talking about their habits, motivation and challenges.
The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss. Teddy (not actually named after Theodor Seuss, but it’s a happy coincidence) and I watched the 2012 adaptation of the book recently and it gave me pause to go back to the original book. We were given a gorgeous set of Dr. Seuss books by wonderful friends, so Ted and I have been reading The Lorax. Poignant and engaging.
We’re listening to -
A podcast recorded from inside San Quentin State Prison - it’s a partnership betwen Nigel Poor (an artist) and Earlonne Woods, an imate. Bingeworthy, thought-provoking, funny and honest. 10/10 would recommend.
My Dad Wrote a Porno
If you haven’t yet listened to this hilarious podcast of three mates reading an erotic fiction novel written by one of their dads, it is well worth it. With over 100 million downloads, it’s truly laugh-out-loud funny (I tend to listen to it when driving, and have had to pull over because I’m in hysterics, more than once).
These links are great -
Untouchable Days: why we all should consider implementing them.
Disney princesses, reimagined.
We’re following -
The ALN was started four years ago by Anna and Ange of Double Denim as a way to share cool stories of women doing interesting things. The ALN Facebook page was originally intended just for themselves, but friends began to follow and the network started to grow. Today, the ALN brings together women (and sometimes men) once a month for events on topics ranging from feminism, politics, sex, generosity and life in general for women in the 21st century.
The Skimm & The Hustle
Daily digests of what’s happening in the news. Not sure that their target audience follows both platforms - but they’re smart, interesting, relevant, engaging and topical. Check them out.