Here are three things this woman is doing to prepare for having Alzheimer’s. It runs in her family–and it runs in mine too. I’m going to prepare. You?
We’ve almost all of us fallen prey to The Busy Trap: “Busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness; obviously your life cannot possibly be silly or trivial or meaningless if you are so busy, completely booked, in demand every hour of the day.” And this: “If you live in America in the 21st century you’ve probably had to listen to a lot of people tell you how busy they are. It’s become the default response when you ask anyone how they’re doing: ‘Busy!’ ‘So busy.’ ‘Crazy busy.’ It is, pretty obviously, a boast disguised as a complaint. And the stock response is a kind of congratulation: ‘That’s a good problem to have,’ or ‘Better than the opposite.’ Stop. Let’s all stop measuring our self worth by how busy we are.
I adore these illustrations of unusual and rarely spoken words.
A stunning portrait of autism.
I actually love these thumb bands that remind us (and our teenagers) not to text and drive.
If I lived in London, I would be sure to see this show before it closes on August 18th.
When I am being mindful of what I eat, going off the Co-Cola and reducing sugar in my diet, there is nothing more fascinating to me than recipes like this Nutella Icebox Cake. Oh, my. Would someone make that for my birthday?
That decadent cake aside, I’m leaning a lot more toward a vegan, raw diet. Trying to eliminate the need for blood pressure medication, primarily, and noticing a wonderful side effect: clearer thinking. This fresh raw corn salsa looks like a summer win.
I had a big learning this week.
“It’s time for me to pass this on to you folks.” -Andy Griffith
(the photo illustrating this post is from the set of “The Andy Griffith Show,” an American TV classic. Andy died this week; may he rest in peace. Hat tip to Kevin Mauch for the photo, which I love, love, love.)