#BreakThings: An Unexpected Joy
Yesterday, I opened up Substack and discovered that the number of subscribers to this newsletter doubled overnight. My reaction can best be described by this gif. So thank you so much for stopping by, and telling your friends, and enjoying this little break in the middle of your afternoon.
If you want to invite your friends to join us, you can do so below. But let’s dive in.
Inflammation in the tissues is now being linked to a myriad of chronic health conditions. And if you’re concerned about inflammation, one of the big dietary causes is the consumption of sugar. Real Simple talks about the link between sugar and inflammation and what foods can satisfy your sweet tooth without hitting the candy drawer.
Britney Spears is a cultural icon, especially for older millennials. The Atlantic discusses her rise to fame, her mental health issues, and how her fans are attempting to influence a court decision over who should care for her person and her fortune with the ‘Free Britney’ campaign. It it truly an unprecedented situation.
I recently updated my Amazon Work Must-Have Shop to include the best light for Zoom calls, a timer to keep you productive, my favorite to-do list notepad, the best noise cancelling headphones that don’t cost an arm and a leg, and more. Maybe you’ll find a new favorite thing.
My anxiety is barely under control these days, and being on Xanax all the time isn’t the solution that I’m looking for. So I have been trying to bring a meditation practice into my life. I’ve tried lots of mindfulness and meditation courses and videos, but this Allure article helped me more than any of them. It breaks down meditation for beginners and how to get started without buying a fancy training class.
If you worked hard to get there, then you belong there. Apply for the job you meet only 50% of the qualifications for, a man would. Ask to be included in the big meeting or big project, a man would. Fight for your place by remember that your place is anywhere decisions that matter to you are being made.
The greatest trick the misogynists ever pulled was to convince us it didn’t exist by putting women in positions where our doubt causes us to keep ourselves out of the places we belong. Don’t let the patriarchy Keyser Soze you.