Oh! It is still winter
(at least sort of, it fluctuates between all the seasons in Houston). I have mixed feelings regarding this; on one hand I love the cold, the barren, the desolate poetry that is winter, on the otherhand, oh my god it’s so windy. (P.S If you’re struggling with this long, weird winter — check out the 17 ways I make winter magic happen!). Feel free to flee the frost, with some internet tomfoolery!
- Oh no (oh yes!)! It’s Mercury Retrograde again! Here are 5 tools for getting through it.
- Success may lie in underpromising & overdelivering.
- More from Alexandra, on giving up your excuses.
- The amazing Lady J has brilliant tips for living the good life!
- A very interesting read on how blogging is evolving.
- What do you want to contribute/what do you want to achieve? Clarity from Steve Pavlina.
- Art requires risk.
- 3 things you can do with old blog posts.
- Crazy-sexy, arousal with no touching!
- How often do you shower?
- Here are some easily implemented strategies to improve your writing!
- You may have noticed my absolute love of Alan Watts, Brain Pickings did a fantastic piece on one of my favorites of his!
- Train that sexy brain of yours for better creative thinking!
- Here’s an awesome worksheet to help you manage your time more efficiently!
- 6 DIY natural beauty secrets, from the wonderful Veronica.
- Fucking brilliant.
- More magical brilliance.
- & another from Altucher, on one of my favorite comedians, the Hare Krishna’s & sales.
- & even more magic, gee whiz! 5 ways to fit magic into your life.
- I don’t believe in guilty pleasures either! Like what you like!
- The new Cosmos arrives in March! So flippin’ excited!
- Missed out on recent posts of mine? :: I wrote some tips for lyrical sorcery, I shared some of my winter, I compiled a Best of 2013 list, & came up with some new prompts I & II.
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It’s been a month since the last linkstream!
To be quite honest, the first half of these links were ready to go 2 weeks ago, but then I underwent a bit of a personal crisis, & I couldn’t even fathom climbing out of bed much less finishing a post.
Things are much, much better now & I feel so excited to share these links with you! Since it’s been so long, I have plenty of juice for you, so if you can’t make it through all at once, bookmark it & come back when you’re feeling dull & full after eating all that holiday ham (on a side note, blech ham!)
As I already took a hiatus during the month, I will have 2 regularly scheduled posts next week — including a new beginnings for the new year themed Wednesday writing prompts on Christmas! Muah!
Alas though, let’s get to the links already!
- Haaaaave you ever wondered what holiday sweater matches your astrological sign? Here’s the answer.
- A writing assignment from Kurt Vonnegut.
- What to do when you run out of ideas.
- Why do we love judgmental tv so much?!
- The end of the year is the perfect time to think about your blogging goals. You could start by contemplating why you like certain bloggers.
- & speaking of reinvention, James Altucher is freaking brilliant.
- Archaeologists now think the Buddha was born much earlier than we thought.
- 50 free apps to be thankful for.
- I have long been a believer that you can learn almost everything from the internet.
- A guide to infusing magic into your wardrobe.
- The beauty of a thumbs-up.
- Use scrap paper to generate new ideas for art projects.
- Everyone loves a good home remedy!
- I’m looking forward to a 90’s themed party in a few weeks (it makes me feel old that there are nostalgic parties based off a time in which I was quite alive), here are some clothes I could wear… (But to be honest, I would wear them anyway!).
- It’s so hard to think of non-cheesy, thought-provoking questions for first dates. Lucky for everyone, Alexandra came up with some!
- Is the universe a hologram? Maybe
- Have you ever thought about courting new friends like you would a new lover? It’s a pretty smart thing to do!
- I must read all of these! The 13 best science & technology books from this year.
- I think one of the reasons I’ve been able to pick myself up so fast after feeling SO bummed the past few weeks, was diligent gratitude. Whenever I started to feel lacking (I miss him, I miss the dogs, I miss my life) I would write a gratitude list focusing on all the things I do have (thank god for my cats, thankful for being busy, grateful for all the support I’ve received). This is because gratitude is a game changer.
- Another thing that helped was getting The Desire Map, which if you don’t know is all about refocusing your goals on how you want to feel. Curious? Here’s really great interview with Danielle to get you started. Want more? This is Danielle & her teams core desired feelings.
- Of course all of you have been watching AHS Coven, as I’ve been swooning about it for weeks now! But if you haven’t, this is why it’s awesome.
- What kind of writers block do you have?
- 5 best alternatives to photoshop.
- Try writing your to-do lists in different colors.
- Gala, Shauna, & Kat’s rainforest adventure looks like it was the coolest thing ever.
- & speaking of cool things Gala does, check out her new radical self love themed jewelry!
- The incredible musical properties of Stonehenge. Awesome.
- Have you been following the daily guide to life design? Get on that, it’s pure gold baby!
- If you’re thinking about rebranding for the new year, Ciera made these worksheets!
- You can now use Spotify on your phone without premium!
- How to make your business ideas a reality, from Sarah.
- James Altucher does it again :: the cure for the emotional flu. Yep.
- Are you a fellow crystal loving kid?
- If you’ve been thinking about quitting blogging, you should read this first.
- Lastly, some of my posts you may have missed! Tis’ the season:: gratitude attitude, last minute ideas for the outlaw in your life, & an open letter for my broken heart. Bonus: I wrote this magical guide to starting the new year last year! Check it out to get you in the mood for 2014!
Still craving more!? (After all that!) Past linkstreams live here!
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November is upon us!
Crazy non? It’s no secret that fall is my favorite season (although a) anything not summer is great, & b) there’s no such thing as fall in Texas.) I’m so excited for next two months: finishing up this semester & registering for spring, delicious holiday foods, delicious holiday dresses, the knowledge that cold weather is looming (I wore shorts this week, come on!).
Let’s get to some links!
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I can’t believe how fast it has gone by.
Slow down time with some lovely links.
That’s it for this week (& the last linkstream of October, can you believe it!?) If you are just dying for more, check out past linkstreams.
I have definitely been swarming in a sea of school.
Paper writing, essay reading, brain science studying, oh my! It has definitely been an interesting experience, challenging yet exciting. I’ve made new friends, learned some things (oh imagine!), spent a lot of money on coffee. If like me, you need a break from it all– check out these links!
- A few weeks ago, I downloaded the IFTTT app. I’ve definitely heard about it & know that it’s super useful for automating tasks, so why I hadn’t thought to try it, I don’t know! Here’s 101 of the best recipes you can start implementing. (My favorite? Automatically turning Instagram photos into Twitpics.)
- My iFriends will know all about iOS7 by now but here’s more: the top 10 secret features & everything you can ask Siri (like what planes are above me right now! what!?)
- I personally love the new iOS– it’s clean, bright, & minimal; & I think more functional as well. Of course, not everyone feels that way. Gizmodo explains why we hate brand change so much & that the problem may not be with redesigns but with ourselves.
- For mah’ ladies! Food & drinks to get rid of period pain.
- Finally a political party I can get behind: space party. & for beginner space fanatics: a field guide to space.
- I love command hooks!
- Travelers: a killer guide to kicking jetlag’s ass.
- Outside the lines is the fuckin’ shit. Must buy a copy now!
- We live in a modern age where snapping photos is as easy as blinking. So what then do you do with that ever growing collection of pictures accumulating on your phone (or computer)? Make books!
- Another modern era issue: people posting spoilers immediately after an episode airs! (I’ve been guilty of this though, I’m sorry– sometimes I just get so freaking excited about Game of Thrones though…) Spoiler shield can block this & save you all that frustration.
- Apple cider vinegar. Use it.
- Shauna launched a design studio: We Are Branch.
- Danielle is launching the worlds biggest book club (!!) & is looking for help!
- Magical doorways & hidden stories.
- The myth of the effortlessly perfect girl (or, models don’t eat cake for breakfast). Very interesting.
- If you’re interested in learning to code, check out Sarah’s advice!
- October is the best month, right!?
- How to make your own filofax–super cute & way cheaper!
- What planet are you on?
- The government shutdown is basically Arrested Development. There’s always money in the banana stand!
- 5 popular beliefs that are holding humanity back, from Cracked.
- Perfect timing: 6 helpful reminders for the overwhelmed person. Really, really good advice.
- Similarly, here are tips for surviving a panic attack.
- & even more de-stressing advice (can you tell it’s midterm season?!)
- James Altucher is the king of the internet. How to cure jealousy.
- Metaphoric key magic : “When you can’t get in your front door because the key does not work all of a sudden, it is time to re-examine your life.”
- Even if you’re constantly working in front of a computer all day, that’s no excuse to not be kind to your body.
- Scientists at MIT created a new state of matter. How very Star Wars.