September Links

September 14, 2014


Motherwort from our garden, August 2014.


Is anyone else feeling some negative effects of the season change? For the past week, I've been exhausted, lethargic, and a little achey. I worked my entire Saturday and so today has been a nap and stay in my pajamas kind of Sunday. I just stopped by to share some links with you.

Words:
Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson. "Drawing on hundreds of scientific studies, [author Jo Robinson] uses her book to lay out which commonly available foods offer the best nutritional bang for the bite." This book is fabulous.

The Pleasures of Eating by Wendell Berry. "Eating with the fullest pleasure — pleasure, that is, that does not depend on ignorance — is perhaps the profoundest enactment of our connection with the world. In this pleasure we experience and celebrate our dependence and our gratitude, for we are living from mystery, from creatures we did not make and powers we cannot comprehend."

Gordon Parks: Segregation Story. "Parks' photographs pick away at a dark moment in history in bright colors, spreading knowledge and hope simultaneously with the click of a camera. Although we wish these photographs depicted a world entirely different than the one we live in today, recent events show differently. The deaths of unarmed black men all over America reveal we may need Parks' visual essay more today than we would have expected, or hoped."

A Life-Changing Challenge from Becoming Minimalist. "Our words are important. They have the potential to carry life within them. And offering heartfelt, sincere compliments is one of the best ways to accomplish that."


Witchin' in the Kitchen. My favorite new blog about food, herbs, and medicine.


The Great Kosmic Kitchen. Another excellent blog.


See the unknown as a force that is beckoning. “Chance meetings, unexpected coincidences, premonitions that come true, sudden fulfillment of wishes, flashes of unpredictable joy, a sense of deep knowingness, the dawn of trust—all of these are shapes reality can take as it coaxes us out of our self-made prisons.”

Sounds:
If Sorrows Swim by Greensky Bluegrass.

This podcast about stress from The Herbal Highway.

Things:
Marble & Milkweed. "Marble & Milkweed is inspired by the poetry inherent in any well-crafted thing. It's also brought to you by the cool, smooth skin of my clawfoot bathtub in the kitchen on Rivington Street, in New York City's Lower East Side, where the healing powers of water serve both as refuge and as muse." A gorgeous shop with gorgeous products and photos. I like to browse their site to admire the beautifully shot photos and think of ideas for my own body care projects. 

Bee's Wrap. I don't usually like to post so much about things to buy. I definitely have more than enough stuff and am always aware of my need to downsize. However, I did buy a set of this stuff recently and I love it. It's an amazing way to cut down on plastic use in the kitchen. This lady-run company started small and now ships internationally.


Wishing you all a wonderful start to a new week and the coming of Autumn, my favorite of the seasons.

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