Web Time Wasters

How was your week, guys? I very, very rarely attend professional conferences but when it’s in my own city – I can be convinced! On Friday and Saturday I attended SimpleRev, a conference devoted to minimalism and intentional living. Super interesting! And I finally got to meet my long-time internet friend Courtney!

But enough about me. Let’s talk about you, internet.

I’ve been reading the Tiny Buddha blog foreeeeever (and even wrote for them!) so I’m super excited to dig into their new book! 365 tiny love challenges, indeed!

So helpful! 4 steps for fixing your conflict.

Have you already read ‘That Time I Pooped In The Closet‘?  Funny, funny, funny stuff.

Such a pretty dress!

Are these sexy or old lady-y?

There’s a freedom in saying “I’m too old for this.”
Young(er) women, take this to heart: Why waste time and energy on insecurity? I have no doubt that when I’m 80 I’ll look at pictures of myself when I was 60 and think how young I was then, how filled with joy and beauty.

So, so sweet. An 89-year-old grandma becomes a beautifully unexpected bridesmaid.

Related: Everything my grandma said last night as we watched American Ninja Warrior.

“Oh, his clothes are so baggy.”

“Is the cat near you? Do you suppose he got outside? Your window is wide open. Well, he’s somewhere.”

“Oh, my gosh.”

“Look at his muscles!”

Bookmarking for next summer: rosé lemonade.

How cute are these mini sweet notes?

Say yes to: managed expectations.

Can you fully relax if you’ve only got 20 minutes? Yup! Here are 20 ways.

Related: How to recharge and stay inspired when you’re really busy.

Duck boot + ballet flat = SO EFFING CUTE.

I loved this: 28 things I’ve done that I’m proud of. Wouldn’t it be great to make a list like this every year on your birthday?

Self-acceptance is activism.
The most important kind of activism is to be yourself—to go to yoga classes wearing whatever you want. None of this self-conscious Lululemon “you have to be wearing this, that, or the other” stuff, and a lot of places in Durham, NC, where I live and teach, are overly focused on that. But you can only be marginalized so much. The vast majority of people are just normal people. We don’t all look like Tara Stiles, and there’s more community [to be found] in standing together—as uniquely ourselves. The most important thing we can do is be honest. Take photos of yourself in your underwear!

You guys, I didn’t realize it but I’m already living my fantasy life.

Questions to ask yourself when you’re feeling horrible.
Do you feel ineffective?  Pause right now and get something small completed, whether it’s responding to an e-mail, loading up the dishwasher, or packing your gym bag for your next trip.  Good job!

And a few Yes & Yes posts you might have missed: 15 ways to make this autumn more interesting + more fun, How to make your life a million times easier, Don’t save the ‘good’ stuff.

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