Hello and happy Friday.
So far I’ve been doing a capable job of keeping on task for my NY goals and intentions. How about you? Reading more. Check! Walking daily. Check! Baking more. Check! (This focaccia was delish). Scrolling less. Che…Making progress.
For many, coming out of these past two years of isolation has inspired a real need for companionship with friends and community. Nobody wants to miss out on the fun whether it’s in real life or online. But as I look at myself and my daughter, I can see we’re not allowing ourselves to JUST.BE.BORED. I remember hours upon hours of being bored in my teenage bedroom with nothing on my calendar. It led me to journal, read, draw, listen to records, daydream, and scheme. I’m yearning for more of those days.
Nobody comes up with the brilliant idea when their mind is busy with other thoughts. Those come when we’re quiet. In the shower. On the walk. Mindlessly driving in the car. So when my friend Courtney sent me this article on how we need to be bored to live a better life, it totally resonated. Take a look and see if it does for you too.
This weekend I’m going to let go of the flow and be bored. How about you?
But first, let me guide you to this week’s list of Friday Faves. xo
25 health resolutions that have nothing to do with dieting or weight loss. Check!
The most beautiful places in the world you didn’t know existed. Wanderlust activated!
What’s the most helpful thing a therapist has ever told you? The comments on this post are so insightful.
This is such a powerful response to the question: what is something every woman should ask herself (though I think it applies to all people)?
A late person’s guide to being on time. I feel seen!
How to do dry January (and make it easier).
Everyone is buzzing about Prince Harry’s scandalous new memoir. My sister texted me yesterday to say she is really enjoying the audio version where Harry narrates his story.
Small changes you can make to help reduce food waste. Great tips and I love this helpful list of ingredient substitutions.
A case for eating more cottage cheese (though you don’t have to convince me, it’s always been one of my faves), and this is my favorite way to eat it.
I have been on a roasted cauliflower kick with this recipe on repeat. This spiced version is about to become my next target.
Surprise, surprise, the Mediterranean diet was named the best diet of the year for the sixth year in a row. Here are some Mediterranean recipes I’ve got on my “make list”:
- 50 Mediterranean Diet recipes to try now.
- This vibrant lentil salad is calling my name for lunches next week.
- Mediterranean hummus bowls with fried halloumi – I’m so in.
- My Mediterranean grilled chicken is a favorite of mine for easy lunch & dinner meal prep
Savory, sweet, and glazed is what this fish dinner is showing off hard.
This healthy enchilada bake is making my mouth water.
If you love Italian wedding soup, you need to make this dish.
This lentil soup will deliver all your daily veggies in one bowl.
This ginger lime pork with coconut rice looks SO FREAKING DELISH.
Planning on making this yummy-looking white chili over the weekend (and it’s vegetarian too).
Teriyaki chicken is a classic I’ll never tire of, and this recipe looks fantastic.
If you’re vying to eat more veg-forward, try this bolognese recipe.
This chocolate cake looks so light and dreamy.
A salad for when you want something healthy but are tired of lettuce. These are my kinda flavors right here.
Craving this weeknight-friendly Thai meatball dinner. It is so good.
8 bathroom trends for 2023. I love all of these, but especially the first two.
How to clean your blinds in 30 minutes (without taking them down).
Eyeing these jeans that are on sale right now for a crazy-low price. No more skinny jeans for me!
A classic trench coat at an amazing price.
Here are all the books that are turning into movies or TV shows this year.
Kate Winslet helps encourage and reassure a new interviewer. She is such a gem.
And speaking of Kate Winslet (and gems, for that matter), the 25th anniversary of Titanic is approaching, and it will be returning to theaters for Valentine’s Day. Who’s going?
Also, I loved this 16-minute documentary so much, and it serves as a great reminder that you’re never too old to learn new things or tackle your bucket list.
And finally, 9 ways you can create a Sunday routine to reset for the week ahead.
With that, have a relaxing and may I say boring-in-all-the-best-ways weekend. And remember to cook something good.
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