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

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

“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.

Are you a Highly Sensitive Person?

I am so grateful I stumbled upon Dr. Elaine Aron’s work around the concept of Highly Sensitive Person. I feel seen.

(Thanks Yvonne!)

Pop-Up Houseplants

This houseplant pop-up book by Daniel Gordon is giving me all the plant-loving-feels.

Adam Grant on Design Matters

In this wonderfully deep conversation, Adam Grant discusses his new book “Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know”—and the value of checking in and checking up on yourself. Design Matters, the podcast by Debbie Millman is a gift that keeps on giving.

Heart Work

“your purpose
your art
will land in the hearts
it’s meant to

you won’t be for everyone

but you are for someone

and to that someone
what you have to give matters

and that’s the beginning
of everything.

Danielle Doby

From the book I am her tribe

Hot Smoking Conscience

“A book is nothing but a cube of hot, smoking conscience.”
— Boris Pasternak

Fancy Dress

I just stumbled upon this gem of a Tweet. I mean, look at these images? Look at the happy carrot man!

Books I Love

I started a growing repository of my favorite and wishlisted books over on Bookshop. What a book you love and I should put on my radar?

Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. Read more here.

Big Friendship

From the Book Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman.

(via Bailey)

From Cover to Cover

Jenny Volvovski is the force behind From Cover to Cover, an online archive of book covers she has redesigned after reading them. I love this so much!

Book Safe

I have a small obsession: Hollow Book Safes. There is something beautifully intriguing about hidden secret book compartments. I don’t really understand the amount of joy this brings me. But here we are. Book Rooks over on Etsy has a beautiful collection to chose from.

Cauliflower Power

I went to Greenlight, my local book store, and discovered this Cauliflower Recipe Book.

I gasped as I saw it sitting on the shelf!

I have a deeeeeep love for all things cauliflower.

I mean DEEEEP!

As I started flipping through the pages, I swooned at all the beautiful photographs and abundance of cauliflower recipes. Be still my heart!

You know that feeling, when a book finds you? This was one of those angelic choirs coming down kinda moment. Alright, I know I am being dramatic.

I love you cauliflower.

The end.

Deep Listening

“Deep listening is an act of surrender. We risk being changed by what we hear. When I really want to hear another person’s story, I try to leave my preconceptions at the door and draw close to their telling. I am always partially listening to the thoughts in my own head when others are speaking, so I consciously quiet my thoughts and begin to listen with my senses. Empathy is cognitive and emotional—to inhabit another person’s view of the world is to feel the world with them. But I also know that it’s okay if I don’t feel very much for them at all. I just need to feel safe enough to stay curious. The most critical part of listening is asking what is at stake for the other person. I try to understand what matters to them, not what I think matters. Sometimes I start to lose myself in their story. As soon as I notice feeling unmoored, I try to pull myself back into my body, like returning home. As Hannah Arendt says, ‘One trains one’s imagination to go visiting.’ When the story is done, we must return to our skin, our own worldview, and notice how we have been changed by our visit. So I ask myself, What is this story demanding of me? What will I do now that I know this?”
Valarie Kaur

Accidentally Wes Anderson

I am very excited about getting my hands on one this Accidentally Wes Anderson Book.

In case you’re not familiar with the Instagram account Accidentally Wes Anderson, it’s one of my favorites. It features scenes from all over the world that look like it could be out of one of Wes’ movies.

Library Stamp Jumper


I hope this Library Stamp Jumper will be back in stock soon. So good.