Ooh there are some doozies here today!
- Diane Shipley: Eat, Pray, Love, Get judged: Why Elizabeth Gilbert’s biggest critics are cynical, emotionally stunted sexists
I gotta confess, I never made it past the EAT part of Eat, Pray, Love. But I enjoyed Diane's thoughtful and level-headed take on the criticism aimed at the book and film.
- The Great Fitness Experiment: I eat everything!
After years of disordered eating, Charlotte is going through an amazing journey right now after reading Geneen Roth's books. Journey can be such a cheesy word but it works here. I must admit I shed a little tear as I cheered for her.
- Interview with Gwen Bell: The power of time off
"We’ve told ourselves a lie, societally-speaking. We’ve told ourselves if we don’t get back to someone right away – either the instant they message us, or the moment the phone rings – we’re doing them a disservice. Viewed differently, the person we’re doing a disservice by being always on is ourselves… Reacting, rather than acting from our aligned center (you know the place in yourself I’m talking about) we overarch, overcommit, underappreciate and speed through our lives."
- Cathe Friedrich: Weight Lifting Myths Debunked
I get a lot of questions about weights and if they'll make you huge or whether it's better to life heavy or do low weights/high reps. This article from the home fitness Queen explains things nicely.
- Wall Street Journal: A Dozen Eggs for $8? Michael Pollan Explains the Math of Buying Local
"We've been conditioned by artificially cheap food to be shocked when a box of strawberries costs $3. But it's important to know that farmers aren't getting wealthy. When you see strawberries being sold for $1 a box, picture the kind of labor it takes to pick those strawberries and the kind of chemicals it takes to produce those kinds of strawberries without hand weeding."
- Your Courageous Life: I don't need a magic cottage
What does your version of happiness look like? Kate writes: "The thing is, I needed to find my own path to happy. We all do… I think we find the path to happy by trying lots of things and noticing what we gravitate towards, what we love in spite of the sacrifices it demands."