October Link Love: Fall Is Here!

From last month’s introduction to this kind of a post: One of my favorite blogs (and a total blogger role model of mine) is Gala Darling. Every month, Gala Darling publishes a link roundup in a narrative form of what she’s been reading. Lounging in bed on lazy Friday mornings (when I was in college) or Sunday mornings (now that I’m a working lady), I open up the links Gala posts like presents on Chanukah evenings. I want to create a similar experience for my readers…with the added bonus of documenting these reading gems so I no longer have 17 tabs open on Google Chrome. So, without further adieu, thank you Gala for the inspiration. Here is a delightful (Central Park) link carousel of my own.

Last time I saw Ella Dawson, we were about to graduate college. Now, she’s working For TEDx and has lots n lots of experience (sex-writing included) to share!

Alanna Kaivalya tells the yoga community (is that a thing writ large??) to stop talking about body size and image.

MyPlate teaches health and nutrition to kids.

Nicholas Sparks movies that are better than the notebook?!

Writers all over Facebook are ogling the 5 best writers sheds…and now that NaNoWriMo is here, I want one of my own!

My roommate J and I have been arguing over The Mindy Project and its feminist intentionality ever since it began. Turns out, The New Yorker was debating it too and I love what they came up with using input from the source herself.

You mean there are offices cooler than those of Facebook and Google?!

Oh, hay, my high school made the cut!

I already mentioned that I am doing NaNoWriMo this month and this and this and this is how I’m planning this crazy-ass month.

My stepmother is attempting to raise my littlest sister without Disney princesses.

Carly from The College Prepster essentially handed all bloggers a true mecca of a blog post: 50 Ideas for Blog Posts.

Through this article, I found out that my style uniform should probably consist of: “tank or cropped t-shirt + a high-waisted A-line skirt + boots.”

There is a lot of research surrounding the fact that we only have so much decision-making power alotted per day, and the more decisions you’re forced to make about trivial things (what am I going to have for breakfast/lunch/dinner? What am I going to wear? Should I work out today?), the less energy you have for creativity. It’s better to have your everyday life structured and organised, so that you can expend that energy on being innovative.

Also via Gala Darling, she tells us what to do when we’re burned out.

In the realm of my favorite bloggers, Kimberly Wilson gives some writerly inspiration.

This Portland writing group definitely sounds like something to check out!

Now that I am supposed to teach gardening to the kiddos, this idea sounds like a go-to.

A truly deeply hilarious and tragic well-written take on the book us New Yorkers grew up loving: Eloise (a take by none other than the New Yorker itself).

A plethora of synchronicities led me to this article again and again on teaching mindful studies to teens in Oregon public schools.

And finally, I spent many hours this month listening to Lena Dunham’s memoir on audiobook.

Now tell me, what did you read this last month?

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