LINK LOVE: What We're Reading This Week
Some of our favorite reads from the week, designed to nourish each pillar of your life.
Not exactly an article link, per se, but parooz this site for a while, and inspiration will strike. Swear.
FOOD + NUTRITION
"Olive Tapenade, Super Green Dip, Turmeric Tahini, and Beet Hummus..."
LOVE, SEX + COMPANIONSHIP
"Under the normal stress response, the body releases myriad hormones. But if someone is under extreme stress, and these hormones are released in very significant amounts, it can cause damage to the heart muscle, eliciting acute heart failure, causing the heart to distend and pump inefficiently."
BODY + MOVEMENT
"This idea that we, as women, all feel this way about our bodies bonds us together in a way that is, for lack of better word, sick. And the worst part is, it creates this environment where we make others feel comfortable saying things like I’M FAT, I’M FAT, I’M FAT out loud without very much self awareness of the self-destructive behavior that lies therein."
CREATE, DISCOVER, INSPIRE
"This most recent study found that an average of 27 minutes of a daily practice of mindfulness exercises stimulated a significant boost in gray matter density, specifically in the hippocampus; the area of the brain in which self-awareness, compassion, and introspection are associated."
“The existence of another planet has been spoken about 100 times before...but this is the first time in 150 years that we can say we have convincing evidence that the census of the solar system is incomplete.”