Suggestion Saturday: October 11, 2014

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, walking tours, poems, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

A Hobbit’s Guide to Walking. This is fantastic whether you’re a fan of Lord of the Rings or try to walk 10,000 steps a day. I happen to like both of them.

My Boobs & Me via swbigvoice. I don’t have this writer’s figure, but I do share her policy on figuring out what to wear.

Matter of a Pronoun via blackinkpinkdsk. Wow. Just wow.

How to Skip Small Talk. The list of alternative conversation starters provided in this post are fantastic. They’re the kind of questions I wish others would ask me more often.

Dare Not to Care via jackiejoneslive. I’ve been trying to learn this lesson for a long time. It’s not an easy one.

The Mashed Cauliflower Incident. A few different thoughts flitted through my mind as I read this: 1) I can’t believe that adults argue about this stuff; 2) Who has the time to care what other people do or don’t eat?; 3) I’d much rather occasionally eat the real thing than regularly eat a “healthy” substitute that tastes nothing at all like what I’m actually craving.

I have mixed feelings about Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight: What to Do if You Are Sensory Defensive in an Overstimulating World.

Sensitive Affective Disorder isn’t in the DSM. Reading this book made me wonder if it ever will be included in it. The symptoms of it are related closely enough to one another that I wonder if SAD is a previously undiscovered disease. It will be interesting to see what studies, if any, are done to explore this issue in greater depth.

Some of the cures for it come from alternative medicine that have never been scientifically proven to do anything to help. This made me raise my eyebrows while I was reading, but people have been trying all kinds of home remedies for real diseases and disorders for as long as we’ve been human.

What have you been reading?

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0 Responses to Suggestion Saturday: October 11, 2014

  1. Thanks, Lydia, for the great links. I really liked A Hobbit’s Guide to Walking and I now have a fitbit on order. I suspect I’ll never reach Mordor, but I’m a geek who thinks it would be fun to know just how far I walk without even leaving my home.

    I also really liked Dare Not To Care, as I have a lot of trouble with this issue. Great post!