On Our Radar: The Almost Summer Edit

Can you feel it? Summer solstice is around the corner, and as we slip into the longer, brighter days ahead here are a few things to read, see, do, and try to welcome the new season ahead.
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Just a few thoughts, ideas and things on our mind as we head into the summer months — when it all feels a bit more free and easy. 

Image credit: This is Home: The Art of Simple Living

Image credit: This is Home: The Art of Simple Living

To read & listen: Before the flurry of sand and bathing suits and outdoor activities, the goal is to start ahead — which translates to a calm, pared back, organized home and system to welcome the chaos of doing. Enter This is Home: The Art of Simple Living by Natalie Walton. Long a to-read, now it has become a must-read as we head into the summer months. (Bonus: Give a listen to goop's podcast on Creating A Value-Centered Home for tips on how-to tame the overwhelm in our homes and lives.)

Kaitlyn Dever & Beanie Feldstein in Booksmart

Kaitlyn Dever & Beanie Feldstein in Booksmart

To do: See Booksmart. It's a celebration of Generation Z and "their identities as political statements in many ways, and I’m very inspired by their fearlessness, and their fluidity," says Oliva Wilde. It's her directorial debut, which included a host of all-female screenwriters that is being hailed as a "goddamn delight".

Image via Glamour Mag 

Image via Glamour Mag 

To try: Practicing daily gratitude. It's the secret to loving your stage of life right now, says 90-year-old Judith Viorst. To look around and pay attention. laugh about it, seek the satisfactions of this season, this is what makes a happy life.


To think about: These articles and the fight still ahead: My Rapist Apologized — I Still Needed An Abortion and Our Fury Over Abortion Was Dismissed For Decades As Hysterical. Also, have you given much thought to the Equal Rights Amendment and what it does and does not mean? We will now.


To help: Did you know The New York Times recently launched a Parenting section? From personal essays to evidence-based guides, its resources (and newsletter) provide the right dose of information and encouragement, in our opinion. Must-reads here and here

Charlotte Gomez / BuzzFeed

Charlotte Gomez / BuzzFeed

To remind: It's okay not to love summer. "By June, I'm experiencing full-blown Summer Scaries, an extremely unwelcome houseguest that will stay with me until roughly the end of September. For years, I’ve struggled to admit this, even just to my closest friends."



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