I’m breaking with my three-day-a-week schedule to share a few things that I’ve loving lately. I haven’t written one of these posts all summer, and I really enjoy them. My previous reflections on what’s on my bedside table and my mind are here.
Literary & Legal: My old (by which I mean longtime, not elderly!) friend Kathryn Beaumont has started a fascinating blog. She is a journalist, a lawyer, and a literary agent, and her blog showcases her broad intelligence and her curiosity, as well as her writing chops. She features insights about the publishing and agenting world, interviews with interesting writers and agents and players in the space, and thoughts about her own writing and reading. It’s quickly become a must-read for me.
Mindfulness: I have been fortunate to experience Karen Maezen Miller’s powerful work both in person and on the page. In early September she published two back-to-back posts that I loved: 8 ways to raise a mindful child and 10 tips for a mindful home. The posts made me gasp with their simple truth, and helped confirm that sometimes my most essential instincts are the truest ones.
Divergent: I. am. obsessed. I read this book this weekend and can’t wait for the others. It reminds me of The Hunger Games, of course, in that it’s both compellingly page-turning reading and a very thought-provoking premise. Also in the strong female protagonist.
calm.com: I have been listening to the short guided meditations on the calm app on my iphone before bed. They haven’t totally cracked my insomnia yet, but I do like them a lot. Highly recommend.
What are you reading, listening to, and thinking about lately? I’d love to know.