It’s Election Day! If you’re eligible to vote in the United States PLEASE GO VOTE! 🇺🇸
I voted early last week. As I spoke about with Brian Derrick, there’s so much at stake this election, and many races across the US will be tight today—your vote DOES matter. Here’s all the info you need to vote today. Plus, you can get half off your ride to the polls with Lyft using code VOTE22. Happy voting!
The podcast is taking a break this week to ease some of my existential anxiety. It will return next week. Now, on to the links!
What’s a dream job, really? by Gabrielle Korn. A forever reminder that we should never dream of labor, and that work is only one small part of our overall wellbeing.
I know it was just Marathon Sunday, but this NYC couple have been walking 26 miles every day for more than a year! By Anne Kadet in the Cafe Ann newsletter
Brain fog is one of long Covid’s most misunderstood symptoms by Ed Yong
How to actually help people in their time of need instead of saying “I’m here if you need me” from the Evil Witches newsletter
How Nicole Zhu created an artist statement, and how you can too!
“Brokeback Mountain” by Annie Proulx. I never read the original short story that inspired the film until this year, and it’s really stayed with me.
I’m listening to: How to Fail with Rob Delaney. One of my favorite comedians talks about the death of his two-year-old son and his new memoir, A Heart that Works. I pre-ordered and can’t wait to read it.
Questionable self-care advice
👩💻 How to make men take you seriously in professional settings. Whew!!!
🍷 Important reminder that alcohol is a carcinogen and Big Alcohol doesn’t want you to know that
💔 How to Heal from Heartbreak, a breakup journal by Carissa Potter and Vera Kachouh
🎯 A simple way to help you find your purpose
🎨 I’ve been really enjoying Creative Mornings virtual Field Trips. Check out the many free creative workshops they have coming up!
✈️ This guy explained perfectly why I had such intense ennui after returning from a month in Europe
🍂 Find joy in this autumnal world
Minerva (and a brand new friend) moment
I’ve got really exciting news: I adopted another cat!
Another foster fail! She’s 8 months old, super cuddly, and is addicted to licking. She and Minerva are currently bouncing between intense fighting and intense licking, but I’m certain they’ll be BFFS very soon. I’m still undecided on her name, but want to keep it in the Harry Potter universe. Do you have any suggestions?? So far I really like Luna…
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You are not alone!
The shirt ad brings to mind my own “wisdom:” I have three lethal conditions: heart failure, kidney failure…and life.