Hello and happy Friday!
Today I want to share with you my three favorite posts from the week. It’s from a diverse group, but each post made me think and I recommend you check them out!
Drugs, Sweat, and Fear by Diana Spechler in the New York Times
I stumbled upon this article about Bikram yoga, from the New York Times Opinion Pages and it really spoke volumes to me. It’s one of those articles I had to read a few times to really let it sink in. The truth is that I relate to it so much. In the past, I felt dealt with my share of anxiety issues and turned to yoga in hopes it would fix me. But, just as the article states, I need to look into myself for improvement. While outside forms of exercise and relationships can help, many times we use them as a crutch before actually fixing the problem. I may choose to blog more about this topic, but for now, that article is here as a touch stone. This quote reigns very true: “You have to grab your own foot. No one’s going to grab it for you.”
How Not to Look Cheap from J’s Everyday Fashion
On a lighter note, I’m obsessed with this post by J! I am someone who has to shop on a budget, but it can be hard to be thrifty while still looking classy. She provides awesome tips such as mixing high end and low end pieces, and overall sticking with quality materials over cheap materials. This all can be done without breaking your bank! I highly recommend you follow J’s Everyday Fashion, not just for posts like these, but for every day inspiration for girls on a budget.
Jill and I went to high school together and we reconnected through my blog a few (several?) months ago. She was a couple grades older than me and I always enjoyed her company. Jill was someone who I felt I could always talk to. She’s a great girl, and has quite a story. In her four part series on food & disordered eating, Jill dives deep into her experiences as a child turned adult who struggled with her weight from a physical and emotional level. These posts are so intriguing, detailed, open, and honest and she has a way of writing that completely captivates you. Once you start reading, you are suddenly inside the mind of someone who struggled, day in and day out, with eating. Be sure to follow her blog… she has lost 100 lbs so far and is still going!
This weekend, Todd and I are off to Pittsburgh for my cousin Alyse’s wedding. I’m pretty darn excited about this because I get to see extended family who I do not see often. I can’t wait! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Live it up!