All the Self-CARE Content We’re Loving Right Now
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Podcast, The Hilarious World of Depression
From - Sam Wolf, Newsletter Editor
Why: Famous people struggle with mental health, too! This podcast features interviews with a bunch of comedians talking about depression – how they realized they had it, how it affects their comedy, and how they channel it into their art. Definitely worth a listen for a laugh and to remember you’re not alone.
Book, How to Fight (Mindfulness Essentials) by Thich Nhat Hanh
From: Grace Hawkins, Feminism Editor
Why: If you’re facing adversity and trying to remain positive, this can help soothe your soul.
Podcast episode from The New York Times’ Still Processing: “We Got Goop’d”
From: Genevieve Finn, Features Editor
Why: This is an interview with the journalist Taffy Brodesser Akner where she discussed Gwyneth Paltrow’s wellness juggernaut Goop. They go into why wellness and self care have become full blown industries and why it is or isn’t hypocritical of Gwyneth Paltrow to peddle self care products when she is a wealthy white woman. The conversation is really interesting and touches on modern healthcare’s coldness, Paltrow’s personal struggle with her father’s death from cancer, and what it truly means to be “well”.
Book, Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin-Manuel Miranda
From: Lauren Cameron, Politics Editor
Why: This cute little picture book of pep talks is the perfect thing to read as you wake up in the morning and turn in for the night. Rather than having Instagram be the first and last thing your eyes see each day, grab yourself a copy of this uplifting book. If you’ve ever wanted a little person sidekick to tell you how awesome you are and how fantastic each day will be, you’ve found it here in Gmorning, Gnight!
Book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
From: Isabel Bina, Creative Director
Why: It emphasizes the challenges but rewarding beauties of being vulnerable.
Book, Literally Me by Julie Houts
From: Katrina Froelich, Fashion Editor
Why: Made by one of my favorite illustrators, this book focuses on women’s relationship with the media. It’s full of some pretty dark humor, but reading about the trials and tribulations of living in a social media world is self care… right?