Weekly Favorites: Happy MARCH Weekend.

Friday, March 6, 2015

In case you guys haven't glanced at a calendar lately, I'm here to inform you: no more February! The next time we have to experience that dreaded month it will be 2016. That's a long ways away! By then I should be successfully relocated to Bora Bora.

As I said on instagram, bustin' out the spring shades & never looking back!
From top, clockwise: 

A few fun links for your 100% March weekend:

Red Pandas frolicking in the snow! (Aka the only good thing that ever happened in snow;)

"Diversity is beauty." Simply stunning.

TED talk of the week: Mental illness, from the inside.

Confessions of a comma queen (I love reading about different career paths & how magazines worked before computers & serial commas.)

11 writers who REALLY loved cats, just like yours truly.

10 of the most colorful places on earth (If I were to make a list of the most uncolorful places on earth, #1 would be Madison, Wisconsin in February.)

Mental health article of the week: "Women’s emotionality is a sign of health, not disease; it is a source of power. But we are under constant pressure to restrain our emotional lives. We have been taught to apologize for our tears, to suppress our anger and to fear being called hysterical. The pharmaceutical industry plays on that fear, targeting women in a barrage of advertising on daytime talk shows and in magazines."

Quotes of the week, from TED talk above:

"Don't take my devils away, because my angels may flee too." — Rainer Maria Rilke

"What those of us who suffer with mental illness want, is what everybody wants: In the words of Sigmund Freud, 'To work, and to love.'" Elyn Saks

Throwback rap song of the week. (They're coming to Madison!)

On happiness & writing fiction.

What a creative, wholesome way to use #TheDress hype.

The funny, strict rules for the coyote and the roadrunner.

Happy weekend, friends! xx


  1. Oooh I love the article about women's emotions being a valuable part of who we are…but I'm super surprised it doesn't mention hormonal birth control and that it quite literally levels out our hormones and our moods. Seems like they're missing the bigger issue - I would guess more women use hormonal birth control than SSRIs.

    1. Good point, Tara! I wonder if the breakdown of ages are different. Are most women on SSRI older (post menopause)? Are people on SSRIs and hormonal birth control simultaneously? I feel like I need to take a psychology class and an endocrinology class :)