Weekend Wisdom: Feeling guilty for taking care of yourself is not taking care of yourself.
This stunned me.
In the midst of the devastating gun violence we’ve experienced lately, understanding why it’s so hard to make a change stunned me. While listening to this podcast, this stopped me in my tracks …
“I think the whole point is that we are being lied to. We are being told that when it comes to common-sense gun regulation, this country is deeply divided. And that is utter horseshit. 90% of Americans believe that background checks and red flag laws, which are the laws that keep guns from people who are judged to be a danger to themselves or others, are in favor of those. 90% of Americans and remarkably 80% of gun owners, and 74% of actual NRA members also believe this. So this is not about gun-loving Americans versus gun-hating Americans. This is about the average American who wants to be able to keep their right to have guns and have common-sense gun regulation that will make their families safer versus a massive profit obsessed gun lobby that defends the corporate interests of a handful of gun manufacturers. It is about how those profits have been ruthlessly defended by the gun lobby and the politicians who do its bidding while the will of the American people and the lives of American people go undefended.”
If you are thinking, “but what can I do?” or “this is so overwhelming,” I understand and I am going to try to help you solve both of those problems.
We can help even without getting totally overwhelmed. In next week’s newsletter I’ll be sharing how we can change the world without getting too overwhelmed.
We can simplify our lives, take care of ourselves AND make an impact.
Ok … onto the favorites:
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How to make a to-to list.
Why I started a spending freeze.
This playlist will help you relax and unwind.
If you want to get things done, don’t do these 10 things.
This was lovely.
Check out a glimpse of my week.
7 quick fixes to help you get out of your inbox and into your life.
If you have pets, these 7 houseplants are safe for them.
The truth about social media and anxiety.
If you want to take better care of yourself, these 8 unconventional ideas will help.
How to thoughtfully fact-check your media consumption.
If you’re not optimistic about the future, try these 4 strategies to flip your perspective.
Saying no with grace.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, try this.
This week’s Instagram favorite from @positivelypresent is to remind you to seek joy and gratitude even in times of grief and heartbreak.
I hope you enjoy this edition of Weekend Favorites and have a beautiful, safe, healthy, loving weekend.