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[Lovely Things] Bridgerton, atomic habits, and a bear 🥰
Hello roaring 20’s 🦁
2021 is here, and it’s proving to be a bit wild too. As I ease back into my workflow this month, I’m experimenting with how I can connect and add value in ways that feel good for me to create.
So I’m going to share love notes with you called: “Lovely Things”
I’ll share a list of things that bring me joy throughout the week.
It could include a song I’m loving, something I just purchased, ways I’m nourishing myself, links to read/watch/listen that might spark your creativity, grow your business, or inspire your life. And of course, I’ll link to Lead with Love podcast episodes when I have new ones to share.
If you love it, open up, if it doesn’t bring you joy, clear the mental + digital clutter and unsubscribe at any time.
Here is your first list of “Lovely Things.” Happy exploring!
Here is your list of Lovely Things ♥
Confession: I watched all 8 episodes of Bridgerton on Netflix in 8 hours from 9pm – 6am on Friday night. The Duke made me do it! 😳 It’s like one long romance movie. #Shondaland had me hooked.
A few songs I Shazam’ed while watching Bridgerton: The End by JPOLND, Love Yourself by Sufjan Stevens, thank u, next by Vitamin String Quartet.
I’m currently reading the memoir: How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones; audible non-fiction: Atomic Habits by James Clear; I gifted this book: Strength to Love by Martin Luther King Jr.
I recently purchased this bamboo wood tea box to hold the variety of teas I have at home (vanilla chai, chamomile lavender are my faves right now). I'm also obsessed with this limited-edition Mrs. Meyers apple cider scent for cleaning.
I filled my connection cup with: my weekly Aloha Friday sQuad call with Jennifer Kem and Nikki Elledge Brown (I walked outside for this call on a cold + foggy day); co-worked on Zoom with my friend Amy Groome; hiked in the redwoods with Elizabeth DiAlto (only a 25-minute drive from my home) 🌲
I’m currently taking a scene and exposition writing class with New York Times Bestselling memoirist, Jennifer Lauck on Thursday evenings. I took her Bones of Storytelling class a few months ago and loved it.
I love to see a creative black woman shine. The young poet laureate, Amanda Groman, delivered a full body chills poem in front of the nation: “And so we lift our gazes not to what stands between us, but what stands before us.” If you missed her performance, you can watch the inauguration poem here.
Something that made me smile was watching my daughter read The Confidence Code for Girls at my office (she finished it in one sitting!). I gave her a break from homeschool to have a mental health day. #takeyourdaughtertoworkday
How I’m taking care of myself: I attended my best friend Michelle Long’s Sunday Service for Women a monthly donation-based gathering for meditation, journaling, and connection. Next one's happening Feb. 14.
My husband, daughter and I stayed in a cozy cottage in Lake Tahoe for several nights to reflect on 2020 and dream + plan for 2021. Two requirements: fireplace and a hot tub. It snowed, and we saw a bear! “Hey bear!” (for those who have seen the survival show Alone you know what this means). 🐻
Celebrating a few of my clients: Meri Cherry runs a brick and mortar business in L.A. and sold out her online process-based art classes with a waitlist; Meggan Hill relaunched her food blog site, Culinary Hill, that she’s been running since 2011; Martha Shaughnessy, founder of The Key PR firm, added a new company agreement: We agree to break down systems of oppression.
If this list of “Lovely Things” brought you joy, feel free to share with a friend. Now go unplug, dance, and build something meaningful.
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