I had big plans for this week. I actually scheduled a week of vacation for myself because I needed a break. I had no meetings or yoga classes to teach scheduled. I did my best to clear my work schedule so that I could sit and read and visit a museum or two.
What happened instead? I got sick.
I’ve been kicking and screaming that it’s no fair but I guess it’s also my body’s way of telling me that I needed some extra sleep and rest.
C’est la vie.
Since I’ve been lying around my apartment all week, I don’t really have any photos to share so this will be a straight-up version of Friday Round-Up where I share some of the best articles and stories that I’ve read recently.
First, in case you missed it, I have a guest post over at La Playa, the blog of Las Olas Surf Safaris for Women. It’s about the connection between our brain and water and how being near, in, on or under water can make us happier, healthier and more connected. It’s fascinating new research and I’d love for you to go over and read that too!
Here’s this week’s Friday Round-Up:
- When Misadventure Leads to Microadventure: I love love love this post from Heather. You should click over just to see the amazing photos. However, her post is great too. We often bitch and moan and complain when things don’t go according to plan. But maybe, if we have the right perspective, there’s a bright side to the situation like Heather’s recent adventures.
- Do I Look Like a Man? Recently, Oiselle held it’s second fashion show during New York Fashion Week. Last year’s show was monumental in so many ways. Yet, there are still so many barriers that need to be taken down. Lauren Fleshman states it so eloquently in this Runner’s World article. #WomanUp
- Outhealthing Health: Amanda brings up a really great question here – are you overdoing “health” in the name of health? Are you going too far with your fitness, nutrition, or both? Her question stems from the article on Greatist – The Massive Fitness Trend That’s Not Actually Health At All (you should read this too). What do you think?
- This is What Brave Means: Yes, this is what brave should mean – not jumping off cliffs or doing stupid stuff. This is the meaning of brave that we should be teaching out kids.
- Believing Big For Your Kids: This post is from a week or so ago but I still love it. Sarah reminds us how important it is to create safe environments so that our kids can dream and act big.
- My Right to Die With Dignity at 29: Have you seen this video? I’ve been thinking about it a lot over the last few days. Brittany is 29 years old and has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and given 6 months to live. What would you do?
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