The Female Warrior

“The female warrior knows how to fight without violence. She knows when not to raise her sword, but instead hold up her heart. Her shield is not a defense against others but a shelter for all.”
― Riitta Klint

Venn Diagram of Venn Diagrams

Thanks for the laugh, Mr. Bingo.

What Does Transformational Leadership Require?

A Big Beautiful Life

“I want to have a big, beautiful, happy life, and let great art flow from that. I reject the idea that we need to be miserable, alone, and/or dysfunctional in order to make great work.”
Casey Gerald

Hay Outdoor Dining Table Set

I rarely see outdoor furniture that makes my heart sing, but HAY’s Palissade’s Outdoor Set did.

A few months ago I ordered it it, unseen, nervous whether I would like the feel of it. I am happy to report the material is AMAZING! And, the entire set is super sturdy and visually pleasing. (For those of you who don’t like to sit on no-back-support-benches, you can also get chairs!)

May it last for a LONG time!

Equanimity

“Equanimity boils down to this:
Everything is great and I am ok.
Everything sucks and I am ok.”
– Jerry Colonna

From the book Reboot.

The Wave

“The wave is the same as the ocean, though it is not the whole ocean. So each wave of creation is a part of the eternal Ocean of Spirit. The Ocean can exist without the waves, but the waves cannot exist without the Ocean.”
– Paramahansa Yogananda

Vego Garden

Wow! These metal raised garden beds by Vego Garden are visually pleasing! Swoon!

Powderrr

@thatmountainlife

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♬ original sound – Thatmountainlife

I want to channel this little girl’s energy. Also, forever saying hi to branches!

Companionable Silence

I love the idea of being in companionable silence with friends.

Making the Unconscious Conscious

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
– C.G. Jung

Rumple Puffy Blanket

Rumple makes Puffy Blankets that roll up like a sleeping bag. I am especially intrigued by the super small size they offer: The NanoLoft Travel Blanket combines Rumple’s proprietary down-alternative insulation with the same technical materials found in premium sleeping bags and insulated jackets to keep you warm and cozy on the go. Who doesn’t want a blanket for everywhere? (Love that Lisa Congdon designed one of these blankets!)

Pride Google Spreadsheet

Well done Google: When you type PRIDE across Google Sheet columns it does this!

Waves of Deadwood

These massive waves of deadwood by Jörg Gläscher have won my heart.

Japanes Playgrounds

These Japanes playgrounds are something else! What’s with the volcanos!? Wow!

(via Present & Correct)

Who Are You, Charlie Brown?

Who Are You, Charlie Brown? is a forthcoming feature-length documentary about the Peanuts comic strip and its creator, Charles Schulz.

Ceramic Berry Bowl Colander

These Ceramic Berry Bowl Colanders will make your cut fruit happy. Don’t we all want happy fruit?

Yellow Leaf Hammocks

In case you’re on the lookout for a hammock, look no further: Yellow Leaf Hammocks! I own two of this exact style and I leave them outside all summer. Through rain and all, they stay perfectly nice. I don’t even understand how that is possible. They are stylish AND comfortable.

Role Models

“Don’t work for people you don’t want to become.”
– Shane A. Parrish

Link Pack


Not new, but always good to listen to it again. Thanks Chris.

– I can’t get over this picture. I can never look at grass the same way again. So much happy!

8 ways to make your own fertilizer

– My remarkable friend Libby DeLana wrote a book about her practice of walking. In 2011 she stepped outside her New England home for a walk. She did the same thing the next day, and the next. It became a daily habit that has culminated in her walking over 25,000 miles – the equivalent of the earth’s circumference.

– ‘Humanity is a quality we owe to each other.’ In other words: in a world of absolute individualism – which our system in the West arguably steers us toward – a sense of shared humanity is hard to come by.

Eunoia – Words That Don’t Translate (via)

10 powerful lessons from the best commencement speeches of all time.

The Age of reopening anxiety, by Anna Russell

– Whaaaat! An alphabet found on the wing patterns of butterflies. YES

– NPR put together a guide with common terms about gender identity, how to talk about gender respectfully — and why it matters.

What people think Pride is.

– A little alcohol can boost creativity and strengthen social ties, Katie Julian writes. But there’s nothing moderate, or convivial, about the way many Americans drink today. America Has a Drinking Problem

Juggling from above.

– This made me laugh: What legos do when we aren’t looking

A lamp made out disposable wooden chopsticks.

A book illustrates what sounds could look like. (via)

– Listen: Arlo Parks Tiny Desk

This site teaches you the ABC in American Sign Language with machine learning. So fun! (via Chris.

– It’s Pride month. Wear a rainbow.

– A big thank you to Fontwerk for sponsoring my blog this week. West is beautiful!

I went to the Woods

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived?”
Henry David Thoreau

Give Yourself Permission To Be Creative

Agatha Yu

Agatha Yu makes the most poetic GIFs.

Yoann Bourgeois

I am in awe of Yoann Bourgeois’s ability to create magic through dance.