Happy Friday! This weekend I'll be going out of town to celebrate a wedding and see old friends, plus cheering on my CrossFit pals from afar as they dominate a local competition.
Meanwhile, here are some things I've been chewing on lately:
A genius compilation of 20 career tips from female entrepreneurs: "If you told a story about your career, would it be interesting and surprising? If not, think about the path you're carving. You spend a large part of your life working—make it a story you want to tell."
A flow chart to help you decide what kind of coffee to make.
From a conversation between Michael Pollan and Ruth Reichl, captured in Smithsonian: "Go back into the kitchen. This is the one place you can control your life."
I made this Elderflower Thistle a couple of weekend's ago and it was superb.
This Girls Gone Strong article on why motivation is overrated is spot-on.
This study on the benefits of strength training at an advanced age makes me think about the way that elder care has changed in the last century. What if, instead of filling up nursing homes and care facilities, we implemented rigorous fitness and nutrition programs within our families to empower and strengthen those who have come to be seen as weak? I would have loved to be able to give my grandparents the gift of purpose, independence and power in their last years.
Do you value experiences over things? I've been working toward this mental shift for the past year, and it's not only made for a less cluttered, more interesting life, but for a greater sense of contentment.
And finally, these posts on the intersection of Paleo and sustainability are definitely worth reading. It's time to start thinking about the long game, the one in which we see our environment and our food systems as precious resources that are, in fact, expendable.