Odds and Ends

1. A bunch of new paint colors gone hilariously wrong, thanks to Artificial Intelligence.

2. If you read anything today, I recommend this. Beyond frightening.

3. The new midlife crisis. Are you feeling it? Yep.

4. Trolling protestors. I’m down with this.

5. Sexism is so incredibly subtle, many don’t even realize. Heard it all, how about you?

6. I have been known to engage in this kind of behavior. Kristen Bell, I feel you. #workinprogress

7. Hey dudes, not sure about your behavior? Like, maybe it could be considered sexually harassing but you just don’t know? #megaeyeroll Just do The Rock Test!

8. At 42, it’s official that I can’t wear stilettos anymore. No way, no how, just NO. These (in black velvet) are my new go-to wedding/cocktail party kicks. (Under $100!)

9. WTF is going on here and why is it so pretty?

10. This. Rupi Kaur always speaks to me.

11. Hair, hair, hair. This week’s podcast is all about hair. Listen below and/or show notes here.

Happy weekend to you all!

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  1. MichelleLG

    October 14, 2017 at 12:09 am

    Ok, so re: #6 penchants for dramatic fights etc, my.life.changed. after reading Henry Cloud’s book “Boundaries” last year. Have you read it? There was a moment in the book where he so clearly defines the boundaries of body and will and explains how transgressing clearly stated boundaries is abuse (our skin is our most primitive, innate boundary which is what makes physical abuse so damaging). It was instantly clear to me that some of my pushing and drama in our marriage was verbal abuse. Since my words were never degrading, demeaning, or intended to demoralize my spouse it never dawned on me that when one person says “I can’t talk about this right now any more, we need to stop and try again later when we’re calm” and the other reacts with increased drama, passion, and volume, it is violating and disrespecting a boundary. It is saying that the other person exists for my will instead of their own autonomous will. It sounds really obvious now but it (sadly and embarrassingly) wasn’t. Since then, when he says “ok, I really need this to be paused for a while” I say “ok, I am committed to respecting your boundary.” It turns the volume way down for me.
    Aaaanyyyyyway. All that to say, everyone would benefit from a read through of “Boundaries.”
    Podcast Related PS: ENFP in the house. Husband is an ISTJ. Yep.

    • whoorl

      October 16, 2017 at 8:51 am

      Thanks for the rec!

  2. Chelsea A

    October 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    I can’t get enough of your emails! Keep ’em coming!