Monday, June 02, 2014

Must-Read Monday (June 2)

Photo: Linda Nylind for The Guardian
A few great meditations for this week:

In the wake of Maya Angelou's death, Glennon Melton writes for the Huffington Post about the kind of women all of us women should have in our lives: "Find Yourself a Maya."

On making sure we stay in touch with what is most important: Lisa Whittle's "Break the Rules so the Rules Don't Break You"  and "When It All Locks into Place" from Sarah Bessey.

And for you nesty, design freaks out there: I love a beautiful kitchen as much as the next person, but here's a worthwhile "Manifesto Against the Tyranny of the Luxury Kitchens" by Victoria Elizabeth Barnes.  Also, on the topic of DIY and design, I highly recommend The Nesting Place: It Doesn't Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful for all of us amateur home designers. Myquillyn Smith is the perfect sanity-checker for all of us who want to live in beautiful and peacefully designed homes and don't have a lot of money/time/energy to create them. Lots of inspiration and lots of practical advice.

On June 23, I'll be announcing the winner of a FREE copy of Dear Boy,. Wanna be considered for the drawing? Here's how: Follow my blog by either signing up to have new posts delivered to your email inbox OR subscribe to the site posts by adding it to a blog reader that you use, such as Feedly. Sign up easily at the prompts on the right-hand side of the page here. Once you've done so, comment on any post letting me know you are following and how you are doing it. Your name will go into the drawing for a free book and the winner will be announced in June.

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