Captivations is a monthly feature with links, stories, and news that captivated me.
This month was stressful but full. I had incredible opportunities with jobs and this blog that I’ve dreamed about for a while. They are very much in the planning stages, so I can’t share anything solid, but I am hopeful that good things are on their way to me. I also had some big blog posts this month!
- I shared that I am running my first MARATHON this coming February.
- I wrote a personal post to my younger self.
- Gosh, I really like wallpaper.
- I partnered with RAYS Spirits to celebrate summer.
The Postpartum Female Body
The beauty of becoming a mom in this day is the number of resources and lack of filter. About time! Yes, tell me ALL about what it’s like to give birth and live after birth. These things shouldn’t be taboo or embarrassing to talk about. Why pretend that you’ll get your perfect body back right away and your body doesn’t do weird stuff after birthing a new human being? More companies are catering to the postpartum mom as this article from The Atlantic shows.
Task Management Tool
Do you get overwhelmed with your to-do list? I learned about the Eisenhower Matrix, a method to prioritize your tasks to help you focus. Four quadrants, no more than eight tasks in each quadrant. Have you heard about this or tried it?
Duchess of Sussex Interviews Michelle Obama
This Vogue interview is a fun and thoughtful read!
Do You Double Cleanse?
Ever since my friend Janna, who blogs about skincare and fashion, told me about double cleansing and gifted me my first cleansing oil, it’s been a regular part of my routine. It’s an extra cleanse to loosen up eye and face makeup. This article gives more information and recommendations. I use Biossance’s Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil.
I like guns
Is your face blue yet? Since it isn’t, here’s a post on the Scary Mommy website for you.
How to Avoid Plastic
Avoiding plastic is very hard. The majority of things we interact with every day are made of plastic. Even our fresh vegetables are wrapped in plastic. This article gives some insightful tips on how to change some habits to help.
What Causes Global Warming
New research is showing what we eat is driving global warming. Red meat and food waste are just two of the factors. Take a look at this Forbes article and this New York Times article. This is another reason why you should eat more local meat!
Let it Burn
I love this piece in our local Tribeza magazine. It talks about finding purpose.
Powerhouse Female Artists
I’m a fan of Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift. Even if you aren’t, both of their Vogue cover articles are good reads. Their lives and career moves are tracked continuously, and the world can’t get enough.
Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop
If you read anything from this post, let it be this one. Why is it so hard to savor and appreciate the good things in our lives? In fact, research shows being happy in the moment manifests more. Give yourself more credit and don’t be afraid of doing it.
What’s got you captivated lately?