Weekend Reading

Here’s what’s capturing my eye this weekend:

We all have a huge design crush on Jessica Hische, right? After you drool all over your keyboard checking out her work be sure to take some time to read her thoughts too.

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I’ve always been a fan of working in 90-minute cycles. I never knew it was “a thing” though! Author Tony Schwartz also works in 90-minute cycles with 20 minute rests – he explains why here. 

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Your Ego and The Cosmic Perspective is just what I needed to read. About a month ago I fell into a super funk. One evening I couldn’t stop crying – no matter how much wine and chocolate Jeremy brought me the tears wouldn’t stop. When Jeremy asked me what was wrong all I could come up with is this: “The world just feels. so. big. It’s too much.” Okay. So we can probably chalk that one up to hormones BUT I felt validated in my momentary depression but also totally schooled after reading this article by Neil deGrasse Tyson (I love my dad, but does anyone else wish Tyson was their dad too?)

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I’ve been doing some serious nesting around the house lately. But I’m also trying to remain eco-conscious and somewhat frugal as I dive into redecorating my home. Erin Loechner’s post, Rethink the Way You Live, is just what I needed to read (I need to check out the book too).

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What are you all reading (online and off) lately? Feel free to post links in the comments!

  1. Alicia

    I love the article from Erin. She had a great post awhile ago about slow blogging- pulling back and creating more meaningful content rather than stressing out and trying to produce at an unsustainable level. Even with that, she doesn’t seem to have slowed down! 🙂

    I’m reading a weird mix right now as most of my books are packed away for a move. Looking Out for Number One is a strange, Ayn Rand-inspired book on business that my dad gave me…this is a complete 180 for anything I would ever normally touch, but I guess exploring different perspectives is important! Also loving the archives at BudgetBlonde.com.

  2. While all of these links are great and I appreciate them, I really, really love the first two. I’m excited to check out the type designers Jessica Hische listed in more detail than I have in the past. I always want to go with DIN and the favorite tee analogy was perfect. Also, I just started a job where they don’t take lunch breaks and it’s insane. The 90/20 model is just what I needed to read about to help me get through my day! Thanks again!

  3. sunny

    Really appreciate this post, Kathleen! Saw Erin on http://www.brainpickings.org and fell in love her work. It was awesome to see other kindred-spirited resources here and I’ve found a few new favorites because of this post. Thanks so much!

  4. Ffion

    Oh wow, I can totally relate to the “the world is too big and I’m too small”. I feel like that. Way. Too. Often. Especially since I started my business and there’s just so much stuff to learn and do and I fell like I’m making progress sooooo slow.

    Definitely going to check out that post right now.

  5. I just checked out your sister’s blog too – so cute! What a great way to chronicle family memories. It’s the first time I’ve seen someone document past family memories this way.

  6. Bianca

    I am going to force my husband to read that paragraph regarding your “super funk.” A couple of nights ago, he was in shock when I couldn’t stop crying during an episode of “Cash and Cari” (estate sale show on HGTV). For some reason I found the idea of an estate sale toooooo sad. For some reason… Ha! I know the reason! Hormones. Da Da Daaaaa.

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