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The Good Stuff

Every Monday we'll be sharing the good stuff with you.

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!)

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December 2021 Tarotscopes

Dear Sagittarius: It is time to recognize your purpose, your beauty, and your strength.

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I’M GLAD YOU ASKED:Is It Just Me?

"What are we? Are we monkeys filled with art and chaos? Why are we like this? Why do I care so much about what happens to us if nothing lasts and impermanence is the only truth?"

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Aran Goyoaga on Cultivating Love in the Kitchen + Meringue Cake with Roasted Apples From Cannelle et Vanille Bakes Simple

"Set a humble table and eat beautiful simple food. Nothing has to be fancy. When you make yourself comfortable, your guests will feel comfortable."

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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Wellness

December 2021 Tarotscopes

Dear Sagittarius: It is time to recognize your purpose, your beauty, and your strength.

image 3 Weiye Tan:Alex Grodkiewicz

I’M GLAD YOU ASKED:Is It Just Me?

"What are we? Are we monkeys filled with art and chaos? Why are we like this? Why do I care so much about what happens to us if nothing lasts and impermanence is the only truth?"

CVBakes_Aran Goyoaga_p280

Aran Goyoaga on Cultivating Love in the Kitchen + Meringue Cake with Roasted Apples From Cannelle et Vanille Bakes Simple

"Set a humble table and eat beautiful simple food. Nothing has to be fancy. When you make yourself comfortable, your guests will feel comfortable."

Wellness

November 2021 Tarotscopes

Dear Scorpio: You are capable of victory this month. The question is, what are you going to do with it?

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Mixed Emotions: Casha Doemland Discusses the Impact of Racial Ambiguity on Personal Identity

“I don’t know how somebody can look at somebody, without knowing anything about them, and just project all this negativity that then turns into hate,” she says. “It’s hard for me cause I just don’t get it because I don’t look at anybody and feel that way.”

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I'M GLAD YOU ASKED: To Say or To Go

"She’s always been sort of a loner and at this point I’m starting to worry about her. We have never been super close, but we’re close enough that I think I could say something to her. The question is: What do I say and should I really say it?"

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Single Women & Their Spaces: A Before and After Vacation Rental in Yucca Valley

"We both knew we wanted a different kind of independence for our futures. Hailing from Ireland and Minnesota and living in LA - purchasing property here is out of our reach. We share the love of creation and also the love of a different kind of financial freedom."

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Karen Vidangos Wants To Fill The Gap In the Art World with Latinx Art Collective

"I want curators, educators, collectors, anyone with an interest in Latinx art to connect with these artists. If you are someone looking to commission a work, need a guest speaker for a panel, want to begin your Latinx art collection, LAC is where you can begin your search."