Secrets to a Well Lived Life

Dr. Gladys McGarey is 103 years old and considered the mother of Holistic Medicine. In this captivating and powerful interview, she shares the secrets to a longer, healthier, happier life. For more, we recommend Dr. Gladys’ new book: The Well-Lived Life.

Karl Lagerfeld Home Library

Gasp! This library!

Reading Rhythms

Reading Rhythms is not a book club. It’s a reading party. Read with friends to curated music. I love this idea!

A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

“Some things can become true merely because we believe in them–that pessimism becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. When modern economists assumed that people are innately selfish, they advocated policies that fostered self-serving behavior. When politicians convinced themselves that politics is a cynical game, that’s exactly what it became.”
― Rutger Bregman

From the book: Humankind A Hopeful History / Utopia for Realists And How We Can Get There

Looking At Trees

Looking At Trees, a forthcoming book, encourages us to reconnect with our natural surroundings. Ordering! (Related: I have been loving Kara Daniel’s Instagram account and where she teaches you how to communicate with threes! This is part 1.)

A ‘Book Doctor’ at Work

I hated it when someone asked me “What do you want to be when you grow up” when I was a kid. I should have just said A Book Doctor

(via the kid should see this)

Book Bedroom Dreams

It’s not real, but it’s beautiful.

The Song of Significance

Seth Godin launched a new book, titled The Song of Significance: A Manifesto for Teams and the People Who Lead Them. It is a a rousing contemplation on work: why it is the way it is, why it’s gotten so bad, what all of us–especially leaders–can do to make it better. I deeply resonate with this blurb on the book description:

“The choice is simple. We can endure the hangover of industrial capitalism, keep treating people as disposable, and join in the AI-fueled race to the bottom. Or we come together to build a significant organization that enrolls, empowers, and trusts everyone to deliver their best work, no matter where they are.”


Unreasonable Hospitality

“You have to be unreasonable to see the world that doesn’t yet exist!”
Will Guidara

How To Act Around Books

How to act around books.

A Good used Book

A Good Used Book is a pop-up book store specializing in sharply packaged vintage paperbacks. My daughter is a fan. And we both agree, they have the most adorable branding. You can read an LATimes article about them here.

The Virtue of Owning Books You Haven’t Read

“When considering whether to buy yet another book, you might well ask yourself when you’ll get around to reading it. But perhaps there are other, even more important considerations, such as the intellectual value of the book in its still-unread state.”

The Virtue of Owning Books You Haven’t Read: Why Umberto Eco Kept an “Antilibrary”

Book Art

I am completely enamored by Alexander Korea-Robinson’s book art.

Tauba Auerbach’s RGB Colorspace Atlas

Whoa! The RGB Colorspace Atlas by New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach is a massive tome containing digital offset prints of every variation of RGB color possible.

Love is The Business Plan

I just now stumbled upon Tanya Moushi’s book Love is The Business Plan. The title made me gasp and I of course instantly downloaded it. So, while I haven’t read it yet, I am enamored by this video in which Tanya shares how she organized and wrote her book using Notion and Apple Pages. Love love love when people share how they organize / do their work. She also shares the template here.

(I love this internet so much! Gah!)


ManyBooks was established back in 2004 to provide an extensive library of books in digital format for free to anyone on the internet. Today it hosts over 50,000 free ebooks with many classics, but also new indie titles added daily.

(via my favorite newsletter Dense Discovery)

Hold Your Love

“The right person will know how to hold your love. The right person will choose you just as deeply as you choose them. You will not have to quiet the way you care, you will never feel like you are too much. You will not have to beg for the love you deserve. One day, you will be met where you are. One day, you will be someone’s favorite thing, and you will not be confused you will not feel like you are fighting for someone who isn’t fighting for you. One day, you will understand that it never mattered how tightly you held on to the wrong people, how intensely you tried, because the right people were always going to find you. The right people were always going to stay.”

A Gentle Reminder by Bianca Sparacino

A Poem for Someone Who is Juggling Her Life

This is a poem for someone
who is juggling her life.
Be still sometimes.
Be still sometimes.

It needs repeating
over and over
to catch her attention
over and over,
as someone who is juggling her life
finds it difficult to hear.

Be still sometimes.
Be still sometimes.
Let it all fall sometimes.

– Rose Cook

(From Notes From a Bright Field)

Leading Above The Line

This episode of the Farnham Project Podcast is pure gold. Listen to Jim Dethmer, founding partner at the Conscious Leadership Group and the co-author of the insightful book, The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership, spew an impressive amount of wisdom. It’s so dense I had to listen to it twice, the second time with a pen and paper to take notes. Wow. Here’s to leading and parenting above the line.

Consequential Strangers

I remember the morning in 1999, shortly after moving to NYC, when the coffee cart guy had my coffee and bagel ready by the time I arrived at the cart. He saw me coming. He made me feel home in a city where I didn’t know anyone. Definitely a consequential stranger.

I Was In Love With The City

“…quite simply, I was in love with New York. I do not mean “love” in any colloquial way, I mean that I was in love with the city, the way you love the first person who ever touches you and you never love anyone quite that way again. I remember walking across Sixty-second Street one twilight that first spring, or the second spring, they were all alike for a while. I was late to meet someone but I stopped at Lexington Avenue and bought a peach and stood on the corner eating it and knew that I had come out out of the West and reached the mirage.”
― Joan Didion

The Bookscrew

Yes to the Bookscrew. I like.


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

From the book Reboot.

Clarity & Connection

Yung Pueblo birthed a new book: In Clarity & Connection, Yung describes how intense emotions accumulate in our subconscious and condition us to act and react in certain ways.

If you’re not familiar with his work, check out his Instagram to get a taste. His work is soul nourishing.