Mid-Month Micropleasures, Musings, and Meanderings: May 2017

Mid-Month Micropleasures, Musings, and Meanderings: May 2017

Let’s get right to it, shall we?

Micropleasures:

Is it just me or is there something totally luxurious about bathrobes? I could live in this perfectly weighted, soft (but not too soft) robe from The James Hotel.

I’m currently on a yoga streak and haven’t missed a class in...okay...it’s only been a week, but I plan on continuing my streak for...like...ever. And because I’m a major sucker for anything from Saje, I use this and this every day to make my practice perfect (even when I’m not perfect).

My two fave nutritionistas and #girlboss partners in crime (and self love) shared this lovely post about their healthy disrespect for breaking all the “rules,” especially when it comes to food.

Musings:

I just finished reading Sweet Bitter by Stephanie Danler on recommendation from a couple near and dears and let me tell you, it did not disappoint. It’s a deliciously juicy read that I could barely put it down. Think: a coming-of-age novel full of champagne, cocaine, and a heartthrob named Jake with an appetite for oysters (and maybe something else).

The Love Bomb Bootcamp blog, LOVE NOTES  is officially live. Expect sexy and spirited self-love soul stuff, body-talk, exclusive interviews, radical self-care, and a handful of other random writes including my 7-step guide to self-love, the secret to pro-active self-care, and you know, all other things to do with growing up girl.

Since I’ve been sick, I binge-watched GIRLBOSS on Netflix and wasn’t even ashamed when my Apple TV checked in with me every 4 episodes to ask if I was still watching. Yes, YES, I was. It’s the perfect uncommon mixture of mindless and inspiring. Like, I felt totally vegged out while watching, but also creatively inspired to get up and be a #GIRLBOSS….as soon as I get over this flu.

This past month, I also launched my very first e-book, LITTLEBEAUTYBOOK: The Definitive (Un)Guide to Beauty. Click below to claim your free copy, babe.

Meanderings:

I have a major girl-crush on Sally Mustang. Not only is she totally rad to follow on Instagram because she posts amazing pics, but this beautiful gypsy spreads a strong spiritual, self-loving, artistic message on the daily. 

Katie Dalebout shared this article in her most recent newsletter, and it made me laugh. And also feel less alone. It’s terrible — I know — but I’m relieved to find that I’m not the only person who is awful at getting back to texts and emails in a timely manner. You might be, too. (Relieved, I mean.)

And last but not least, another scrap excerpt from the LITTLEFOOLBOOK cutting room floor:

“Standing naked in front of the wide, gold-framed bathroom mirror in my very first apartment, I pinched and pulled at the skin on my hips. I tried to imagine what my tummy might look like without what I (un)lovingly referred to as, my pooch. I turned to the side, raised my arms and sucked in. But even sucking in, there were curves that couldn’t be masked by a sharp intake of breath. I’m 20 years old and I’ve already let myself go, I thought. It was as if I could literally see slices of pizza packed onto my belly, the stuffed-crust on my dough-y arms, and pepperoni pockings on my outer thighs. But according to the BMI chart in my doctor’s office, I fell into the ‘normal range’ for my age and height.
Not all eating disorders look the same.”

Stay tuned for more LITTLEFOOLBOOK scraps, next month.
 

"When you're too busy worrying about all the things you don't like about yourself or wish to change, you're missing out on everything that's already so beautiful about you."

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