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Mesmerizing Video Of Vibrant Paint Balls Absorbing and Dissolving

– Oh! A plate with a dividing line. I like this.

Empty billboards. (via)

Pessimist / Optimist Glasses.

We have ruined childhood, by Kim Brooks.

– Oh, these planters! I like!

– This Bear Shaped Throw is amazing.

– You think you have a good eye and can tell if something is centered? Try this. (via Chris)

– These helping hands salad servers are super adorable. (via)

How to get press for your creative work

Katerina Kamprani designs sublimely dysfunctional everyday objects

Pom Pom Tutorial

A human-sized barrel jellyfish near Cornwall

– Questions you can ask instead of how are you?

– Need a fun small gift that will get people laughing and talking? Tattly Tins are the beeeeest!

– There are so many cool jobs posted on the CreativeMornings job board. Go check them out.

Who Can Be Called a Single Mom?

As a mom who is co-parenting 50/50 with my children’s father I thoroughly enjoyed this Spawned podcast episode with Rachel Sklar on Who Can Be Called a Single Mom?

Come To The Edge

“Come to the edge.
“We might fall.
Come to the edge.
It’s too high!
COME TO THE EDGE!
And they came
And he pusehd
And they flew.”

— Christopher Logue

Bedroom Plant Goals

Plant goals! Who wouldn’t want to sleep under a canopy of plants?

Hot Water Bottle

Now this is what I call a stylish hot water bottle.

Conciously Deactivate A Thought

“The only way to consciously deactivate a thought is to activate another. In other words, the only way to deliberately withdraw your attention from one thought is to give your attention to another.”
― Esther Hicks

Sting And Shaggy: Tiny Desk Concert

I love NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts so much!

Watercolor Bee Tattly

Watercolor Bee Tattly by Helen Dealtry. A new favorite.

Videos of Traditional Countryside Life in China

Li Ziqi runs a YouTube Channel sharing relaxing videos of her traditional countryside life in China.

(via Kottke)

How To Overcome your Childhood

This book caught my attention: How To Overcome your Childhood. Topics include:

– Emotional Inheritance (How emotional problems are handed down from parent to child)
– The Golden Child Syndrome (How too much love from our parents can be just as damaging as too little)
– Over-Achievement (How we compensate for emotional neglect through worldly success)
– Splitting (How we fail to reconcile between the good and bad aspects of our parents)
– Soothing (How we still require the kinds of affection we received as children)
– Becoming an Adult (How recognising our immaturity is the key to growth)

The Joy You Feel

“There is no desire that anyone holds for any other reason than that they believe they will feel better in the achievement of it. Whether it is a material object, a physical state of being, a relationship, a condition, or a circumstance – at the heart of every desire is the desire to feel good. And so, the standard of success in life is not the things or the money – the standard of success is absolutely the amount of joy you feel.”
― Esther Hicks

Sculptural Planters

Wow, these planters are crazy sculptural. I love it!

Swell Food Containers

Swell has entered the food container market. This is exciting.

BOSS

This BOSS Necklace by Automic Gold made me chuckle. I bought a super delicate chain ring from them this weekend and LOVE it. I also am really intrigued by their tagline “radically inclusive jewelry”, founded by a genderqueer NYC couple.

Role Models

“You can’t be what you can’t see.”
― Marian Wright Edelman

Dawn City Skin Potion

I was gifted this Monk Oil last week and it makes me happy. I believe it protects and supports me in my day to day, in this bustling city of NYC.

The Answer is Love: Evolving out of “Bad Other”

I needed to hear this. I appreciate it Tara Brach so much. She has gotten me through some dark times and keeps reminding me to stay in my heart.

Josh Blackwell

Plastic bag art by Josh Blackwell.

Link Pack

Daisy the Great – “I’m Fine”

– Excited to be featured in Creative Spaces, a new book by my friends at Poketo. The book explores the lives, homes and studios of 20+ creative entrepreneurs, authors, musicians, chefs, artists and designers through a tour of their creative interiors.

– This minimal scent diffuser by Skandinavisk is beautiful!

– This article! ‘I Hate Dating Apps So Much!

– Gah! A collection of stunning, modern resort houses in Poland.

Athleisure, barre and kale: the tyranny of the ideal woman

– “Aristotle talks of our passions as being like a horse which has a life of its own. We are riders who have to take into account the life if the horse on order to guide it where we want it to go. We are not called to suppress our passions or compulsions, nor to confront them head on, nor to be governed by them, but to orientate them in the direction we want to go.” Jean Vanier, Becoming Human

10 simple steps to enjoy daily life. YES! (via)

The Technology of Kindness

– My thinking partner and teacher Robin Rice is starting a new program on September 9th that I would totally sign up for if I wasn’t already engaged in her Rainmaker program. She is wonderful, helping me navigate all of life’s challenges and most of all, teaches me to trust my own judgement and intuition so I can handle any storm on my own, once our engagement is over. (Robin’s Earlybird special ended on August 15th, but mention Swissmiss when you apply and she’ll honor it through September 1st. It’s a whopping $1,000 discount.)

A Beagle shaped house. Of course.

– Do you have a personal ritual? (Yes, sitting on the couch with my coffee, every morning, checking in with myself, then meditating.)

The unconventional, new-age ways people are getting buried. WTF! Scattering ashes at Disney World? What?! (via)

Leadership: You can’t make people change. But you can create an environment where they choose to.

Barack Obama’s Summer 2019 Reading List

This book! OMG!

– Have you ever wondered what Peppa Pig looks like from the front?

A Google Doc with lots of gems if you’re in a first-time sales role (or have to do sales as a startup founder)

– A CreativeGuild company profile allows you to post unlimited jobs on the global CreativeMornings job board.

Bumble bee Tattly.

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Moon Puzzle

Completely in love with this Moon Puzzle.

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Take Good Care Oracle Deck

I found this Take good Care Deck at my local coffee shop. It’s sits on my desk and every morning I pull a card to set the tone for the day. Today’s card was “the path is not linear”. Love this so much. Definitely a new favorite to gift to friends. Get yours here.

Kathryn Engberg

Beautiful new mini documentary by Bas Berkhout on the incredibly talented, young painter Kathryn Engberg.

(Bas did one on me, many moons ago. Amazing to look back and see how much I have grown.)

Butter for President

This T-Shirt made laugh. (Also, I own a framed oil-painting of a stick of butter. Seriously.)