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.
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.
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?