Weekend wisdom: Create more pockets (even little ones) of quiet. Give your own voice a chance to show up for you.
I’m beauty hunting.
I’ve been beauty hunting. As author, Jen Pastiloff describes it, Beauty Hunting is the intentional act of finding beauty in simple, every day things. Jen also suggest Beauty Hunting with people. “Imagine you are going to give a note to each person you talk to with the 5 most beautiful things about them. It will shift the way you engage with people. You won’t be looking for what annoys you. This is not to say that people will cease to annoy you. But still. Do your best to find what is beautiful.” Jen was the first person we interviewed for The Soul & Wit Podcast! You can listen here to learn more about her, Beauty Hunting and her first book.
It’s important to note that we can find beauty in the midst of pain, frustration and darkness too. It doesn’t dismiss the pain but reminds us that it’s all happening at the same time. Beauty and pain exist together. I find the beauty everywhere, whether I’m walking in the mountains, foothills, at the park, in my own neighborhood (see flowers above) for an early morning stroll or spending time with friends.
Ok … onto the favorites.
Win a stack of my favorite books.
10 gentle rules for decluttering.
There’s no such thing as getting ahead.
This is a hard truth, but still true.
Top tips for decluttering for a downsize or big move.
Enjoy this feel good summer playlist.
10 capsule wardrobe tips for beginners.
If you knew you had to pay for everything twice, would you buy less?
Summer entertainment: What to watch, read and listen to.
A friend of a friend has cancer. You are invited to her cancer shower. It’s a fundraiser where instead of mortifying games, you can attend four different online workshops that will help you unlock useful and life-affirming skills (read: superpowers) like how to tap into your intuition, build resilience, motivate people, and tell captivating stories.
5 painfully obvious truths we tend to forget when life gets messy.
If you want to simplify your life, consider quitting some of these 50 things.
Soulful Simplicity is less than five dollars for Kindle!
Instead of multitasking try one of these stay here strategies.
Today’s Instagram favorite is from @nedratawwab as a reminder to know your limits. If you forgot, it might be time for a reset.
I hope you enjoy this edition of Weekend Favorites and have a lovely, restorative, gentle weekend.