Inspiration Station - a festive edition!

Festive reads + resources!

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Beyonce on the moments leading up to the surprise drop of her self titled and how the project came to be and on not following the rules!

This is a GREAT one! 

Nikki Giovanni always comes with deep cuts of wisdom. Here she is on why you have to like you and your work (i’ll start this clip at a point with this great message!)

The unconscious rules of personal space!

…and whilst we’re here, on: peripersonal neurons for my fellow neuroscience fans out there (fascinating stuff about space and perception even whilst unconscious!)

We all know i’m someone who believes seasoning is mandatory, so i’ve taken this Oprah + unseasoned food meme discussion very seriously!

Related: After all these years, this still stands up! "going out for an English"
…i miss this show…

Also related! How Snobbery Helped Take The Spice Out Of European Cooking

Tips for dealing with darker days

Made you a 10 minute feel good luxurious practice video. Come roll with me! (also on IGTV!)

I’m afraid to face reality. advice for the sensitive souls.

Why women dread the emotional labour of Christmas …thoughts?

Susan Quilliam describes the “emotional choreography of Christmas”. She says: “In order to give out emotionally, very often women have to put their own needs so firmly to one side that they’re not even sure they have any. This is not being weak or vulnerable. Then [they suddenly realise] they’re furiously angry or very sad and thinking of earlier Christmases as happy memories. It’s a problem with anybody who is doing emotional labour for anybody else that there comes a time when you just have to look after yourself as well as looking after other people.”

In defence of being unproductive

How to manage your time + energy during the busy season

My King of rnb!

This amazing thread for those interested in genealogy.

Dame Evelyn Glennie was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland in 1965. Deaf since the age of 12, she has taught herself to hear with parts of her body other than her ears. The virtuoso percussionist plays barefoot during live and studio recordings to feel the music better.

Animals in winter! This weather does not work for my aesthetic.. but i’m going to wear lavender suede booties anyway. here’s my fave dogs in jackets:

animals in winter
sheep dog
dogs in jackets