The Good Stuff

Every Monday we'll be sharing the good stuff with you.
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We need some good right now — thoughts, ideas, actions and (actual) goods. Here are a few on our radar:

Image credit: The New York Times

Image credit: The New York Times

A Good Listen

"Roll up your sleeves, girl." Margaret Atwood chats about hard times, pansies and how to get it done with resident favorite Cheryl Strayed. (Her new podcast Sugar Calling is worth every audio word!)

A Good View

In case you need a dose of the outside natural world, here's 16 beautiful movies that sweep the globe.

Good Choices

If you need a few Amazon-alternatives that will cover all your shopping-from-home needs, check here. (Bonus: They are all sustainable and ethical marketplaces!)

A Good Book

Ann Patchett (did you read her latest, The Dutch House? Do it.) on why we need life-changing books right now. "This beautiful world had been available to me all along but I had never bothered to pick up the keys to the kingdom."

A Good Follow

We went down the David Byrne rabbit hole after his incredible performance on Saturday Night Live, which is where we discovered Reasons to be Cheerful. An online non-profit editorial project "that is tonic for tumultuous times", and we are not ones to ever turn down a good tonic.  

A Good Album

We dove headfirst into Fiona Apple's new album, "Fetch the Bolt Cutters" and while we don't consider ourselves critics in the least, we cannot help but agree with The New York Times in stating that it is a "is a bold, cathartic, challenging masterpiece." 

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"My advice to anyone wanting to stand up for Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth) and our future generations: Start where you are because the frontlines are truly everywhere!"

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Dear Aries: You thought you knew where you stood, who you were, and what made up your compass, but you somehow awoke to spinning ground beneath your feet and a spinning head to match.

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"I want to create an inclusive community for women artists from around the globe who are pushing the boundaries of street photography in new and exciting directions. I’m interested in empowering women so that can tap into their creativity and feel confident about making work, whether they are professional or amateur photographers."

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Money and The Art of Receiving

"In our modern world, the connection between wealth and feminine energy has been mostly forgotten."

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Motif Founder Shanetta McDonald On Storytelling, Healing, & Connection

"By opening up about these unique experiences, women of color build esteem and lift the shame of hiding their true selves from the world. We’re able to be seen, and feel heard, and that is healing."

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Where Do We Go From Here? Join The Fold For A Conversation About The Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Mothers In The Workplace

Join us for a free virtual event featuring Angela Garbes, The Fold's Nora Gomez-Strauss and hosted by Executive Editor, Amanda Carter Gomes.

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Dear Pisces: Striving towards your vision is very different than gazing wistfully upon someone else's. There are amazing gifts out there all around you, being offered freely and with great love, but if you don't bother to raise your head then you surely won't bother to see them.