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This month, we're reading Untamed, by the incomparable Glennon Doyle. It's making us question all kinds of things: the messages and memos we were given about who we are supposed to be, the ways we do...and don't...listen to our truest inner selves, the way that misogyny and racism are in the air we breathe, and all the ways that life could be a bit more true, just, and beautiful.
Here are a few things I'm loving this month...
LISTEN: Unladylike With episodes titled How to Break Up with Mom, and How to Mind Mental Illness when you aren't "the appropriate type of crazy" you know it's going to be good. Unladylike is a media company on a mission: to make inclusive, credible media that moves. On the podcast, hosts Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin "investigate how sisters are doin' it for themselves in spite of all those unwritten but all-too-real bullsh*t expectations of how we should live our lives." From unladylike.co. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Spotify.
WATCH: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Midge Maisel has everything she's ever wanted: the husband, the kids, and the perfect Upper West Side apartment. Her life revolves around being a perfectly toned, impeccably dressed, supportive housewife until her husband suddenly leaves her for his secretary. When she drunkenly takes over the mic at the bar where her husband had been trying to launch his comedy career, we start to see her for who she really is. Fierce, fiery, ballsy, and absolutely brilliant. Available on Amazon Prime.
There's never a bad time to journal, and the best time to start journaling is now. When things are in flux, our emotions are suffering from whiplash, and the illusion of control that we all seem to rely so heavily on is gone, getting it all out on paper is a powerful tool for processing. Many stand behind Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way and her morning pages. I've just started myself
—I'll let you know how it goes.
READ: Women Who Run With the Wolves, Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
First published in 1992, Dr. Estés examines the female psyche through stories from a number of different folk tales and cultures from around the world. She reminds us that we are more wolf-like than we may want to believe and that we all have access to the Wild Woman within who is fierce, visionary, and deeply instinctual.
Looking for a free, inspirational way to move your body at home? Check out Adriene's library of free yoga videos on YouTube. She's got series for beginners, for any particular ailment you might be feeling, and newly, Yoga for Uncertain Times. Yoga through your loneliness, anxiety, anger, and insecurity. My favorite thing about her videos? Her mantra "find what feels good." This isn't about pushing yourself to be the best yogi there is. It's about honoring your body, calming mind and body, and building a healthy, happy, at home yoga practice.
Have you tried any of these before? What did you think?
Leave your thoughts for me below!