Suggestion Saturday: November 19, 2016

saturday-blogsHere is this week’s list of paintings, confessions, advice for setting boundaries, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

It’s extra large this week because I couldn’t bear to cut anything out. Everything was important, so I hope you enjoy all of the bonus links.

Confessions of a Dirty Shoe Dancer via maryanne_pope. Let’s start off with something lighthearted and funny today. The photo on the left captures the feeling of this link beautifully, I think.

On Fire. I wish Klara Bowman was still with us. I would have loved to talk to her about the meaning of this painting. Isn’t it gorgeous?

Approaching the Holidays with Trump-Supporting Relatives. The advice in this post doesn’t only apply to US politics, by the way. I’ve used and will use them for all kinds of sticky situations. The first point that the author made was the most important: you are under absolutely no obligation to spend time with someone just because they’re related to you. It’s always okay to RSVP “no” if they’re being nasty.

Why We Write at Times Like This via LindaWonder. Stories are such an important part of life for many different reasons.

Rainy Mood. The sole purpose of this site is to play recordings of thunderstorms. If you find them as relaxing as I do, enjoy.

Too Rich to Be Poor, Too Poor to Get By. My thoughts jumped from “the system is broken,” to “Wow, I need to donate to the food bank way more often than I already do,” to “no one who works that hard should suffer that much” while reading this.

This Is Not My Beautiful House. Keep reading this one until you reach the end. The last sentence is 99% of the reason why I’m recommending this to you.

5 Self-Care Tips During Recovery from a Suicide Attempt via iamsteveaustin. This was a very good article.

What have you been reading?


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2 Responses to Suggestion Saturday: November 19, 2016

  1. valleys of neptune

    A chance question on (where I’m @Hadacol) brought this up and I’ve been fascinated ever since:

    Apparently people in the shallowest phases of sleep, when they wake up, have no idea they were asleep. This happened to me once in 2009 after an overnight ferry journey, when I was sitting in the back of the car (thankfully not driving!) and my mum said I slept for 20 minutes because my head suddenly dropped, but I had no idea.

    When they are measuring world records for staying awake the longest, how do they even know what constitutes sleep and whether people in fact dip into it during their “awake” time?

    I really appreciated your links as well, thanks 🙂

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