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

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

Ready for your mid-monthly rabbit hole? Down, down, down we go.

Micropleasures

If you love snacking and you love sweets, then boy do I have a treat for you. I discovered the greatest Hail Merry of all time. No, I did not spell “Mary” wrong and no this isn't a Tom Brady reference — it’s a play on words. Jokes aside, these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites are the real freaking deal. Delicious and 100% nutritionist-approved (if you care about that sort of thing).

If you’ve never been to a Natural Grocers, please, I urge you, ditch all your weekend plans and go. Honestly, if you’re a Whole Foods junkie, like me, you will 100% appreciate this place (and their prices). I didn’t even buy groceries the most recent time I visited my new fave weekend hangout. I went for the beauty aisle. For real. Their cosmetics section is like a Sephora for LA hippie freaks (and me) except it doesn’t cost you the entirety of your RSPs. I snagged this, this, and this by Goddess Garden and now my skin loves me.

Musings

I finally read LOVE WARRIOR by Glennon Doyle Melton, and it blew my f*&king mind. So much so, that I immediately went out and bought her other book, CARRY ON, WARRIOR and I read that, too. Thank you, Glennon, for reminding me that I’m a warrior, and that love truly is the most powerful and potent thing (‘thing’ feels too small a word) we have to offer in this world.

Here’s one of my favorite quotes on beauty straight out of LOVE WARRIOR:

“What I want to be, girls, is beautiful. Beautiful means ‘full of beauty.’ Beautiful is not about how you look on the outside. Beautiful is about what you’re made of. Beautiful people spend time discovering what their idea of beauty on this earth is. They know themselves well enough to know what they love, and they love themselves enough to fill up with a little of their particular kind of beauty each day.”
— Glennon Doyle Melton, Love Warrior: A Memoir

This article by Monica Busch via Man Repeller perfectly sums up a lesson it took me too, too, too many years to learn: beauty is not a size, and instead of fighting our natural body type, it’s time we start embracing our natural body type — loving our natural body type.

And this 13-year-old girl is turning heads at the beach for all the right reasons, with her viral swimsuit photos and #bodypositive message. Can you say, inspiring?

Meanderings

On a recent road trip with BF, we finally found a podcast episode that we could both agree on because it combined two of our favorite people: Tim Ferris (his) & Cheryl Strayed (mine). Listen to Cheryl spill on real life sh*t, handling hard emotions, and how to be creative like a motherf*%ker (her words, not mine) here.

The #SummerOfSelfLove has officially kicked off on littlefoolbook — a couple weeks early, I know — and things are heating up. ICYMI, catch up below:

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

“I had often wondered if I were beautiful enough to be loved. As if only the most beautiful girls were deserving of being loved. As if the amount of love reserved for any one individual was directly related to how physically beautiful one was, say, on a scale of 1 to 10.
As I walked down busy city streets, on my way to yoga, to work, or to get a coffee, I would catch myself playing the comparison game with each woman passersby, often certain that they must be loved better or harder than I because look at her perfect proportions, the way her hair flips when she hurries to catch the crosswalk signal — who couldn’t love that?
Staring myself down in a mirror, I had often wondered, if my nose were a little smaller, my teeth a little whiter, my beauty a little more generic (less freckles, better side profile) would I be loved harder?”

 FYI: The answer is 100% NO. But you already knew that.  

Stay tuned for more love, light, and LITTLEFOOLBOOK scraps next month.

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