Friday Reflections

 1.) Y'all it is STILL May. Next week will STILL be May. 

2.) Some fantastic career and financial advice from Barbara Corcoran.

3.) An important video on voting by Contrapoints. yes its old, but it will always be relevant.

4.) President Obama gives us life advice.

5.) These kindergartners asked so much questions that the kidnapper/hijacker who hijacked their bus eventually got frustrated and let them go.

6.) Watch John Oliver talk to white people about black hair and the politics and complexities of it.

7.) Wendy is a legend, a consummate professional, and all round superstar who absolutely deserves her flowers. She is GOOD at what she does and I do think she was made for this. I'm happy to see how much she has been thriving since dropping that 250-pound (or thereabout) dead weight she once called her husband. 

Friday Reflections

1.) The real question is, why is May so freaking long?

2.)"After covid upended a dying woman's Rome dream, her twin sister stepped in." I HATE. HATE.  all that this pandemic has taken from people.

3.) Former White House Chef reveals President Barack Obama's favorite pie and his unique eating habits. 

4.) An unconventional take on tithing by Zac Poonen. I have literally never heard of this man so just in case he has some problematic takes out there, don't hold me accountable for it. Lol. 

5.) Hey, you never know. You really never know with men, especially those in positions of power. 

6.) This was an ad we all skipped on YouTube: it turned out to be one of the most powerful videos on the internet. So profound!

7.) This hilarious viral video of an eight-year old imitating her mom. Wow, the things kids actually pick up...mind blowing. Here is the video on YouTube in case you have no access to LinkedIn.

8.) Vulnerability minus boundaries is not vulnerability. Here is how to be vulnerable at work without spilling everything, from Brené Brown.

9.) Here are two home exercise videos for Seniors who are 60 or older. 

10.) A belonging statement that organizations can and should adopt.

11.) There is way, way, way more to share today, but I debated and then decided to end here to avoid information overload. So come back next week for more fun, heartfelt, entertaining, interesting, and maybe even a little weird stuff! I love love love doing these. 

Book of the Month: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

For the longest time, every time I read Money Diaries, I would find some reference or another to this book. Someone was always reading it and they were always in awe of how fantastic a book it was. So I started to get curious. Years later, it finally occurred to me to look for this book in my local library. And let me just say, what a brilliant book!

The book of the month is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. The book tells the story of a quirky social misfit, socially awkward Eleanor. In a lot of ways, it is this book's humor that entices you, until you are so far gone you realize the depth, suspense, and complexities it entails. NPR describes the protagonist, Eleanor as "a quirky loner and a model of efficiency with her routine of frozen pizza, vodka and weekly phone calls with Mummy. [She’s] a woman beginning to heal from unimaginable tragedy, with a voice that is deadpan, heartbreaking and humorous all at once." 

I agree.