Happy Weekend + Links I Love

Sunset at Toronto Harbourfront

Happy Friday everyone! What’s everyone up to this weekend? I plan on making the most of this gorgeous sunny weather by spending lots of time outdoors. The patios are set up at most of the cafes and restaurants in my neighbourhood and I couldn’t be more excited!

Whatever you end up doing, I hope you enjoy. As always, here’s a roundup of my favourite links this week…

+ Wendy’s Lookbook Foundation: Journey & Hero. Wendy is such an inspiration!

+ Letting patients tell their stories. “Doctors are trained first to diagnose, treat and fix — and second, to comfort, palliate and soothe. The result is a slow loss of vision, an inability to see who and what people are outside the patient we see in the hospital. The emergency room is, by its nature, an arena designed for quick thinking and swift action. Still, there is always some moment of grace and meaning we can help patients find in the time they have left, a moment that recalls a time when they felt most alive — even if it’s just a fleeting conversation about gyros and electrical circuits in a busy emergency room, late on a Friday night.”

+ Loved loved loved Emily and G’s four year anniversary post.

+ I can’t get enough of Free People’s Wellness Encyclopedia series and this post, Much Ado About Matcha is no exception.

+ This piece from The Coveteur: Reese Witherspoon and Draper James with O Magazine.

+ The thought process of cleaning your closet made me laugh out loud. “I’ll start with the ones I have not worn since at least last winter. This beige one with the green stripes — it’s in pretty good shape — I’ve only worn, like, twice. Sell? Sell. Ditto that for the red one. Oh! And this yellow one — what was I thinking when I bought a yellow sweater? Alright, Marie Kondo! We are doing great! …Actually, you know what, I’m going to want to wear it one day next week, I can feel it in my guts. Keep.”

+ A lovely interview with Katie Marble of The Happy Hunters blog.

+ Watch: A testimony to the power of mobile libraries.

+ Favourites from my Instagram feed: When in Canada, do as the Canadians via @karliekloss, Whistle while you work via @iamsarahgrafferty, Disappearing act via @jason.california, Theraband stretches via @nationalballet

Spring reading update:

I am racing through The End of Your Life Book Club. I’ll definitely finish it this weekend and I’m a bit sad about it. If you haven’t yet read this beautiful and inspiring memoir, I highly recommend picking it up.

I picked up Charles Bock’s latest novel Alice & Oliver last night. This spring release came out just last week. I read the first page and I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to put it down this weekend.

(Photo snapped at Toronto Harbourfront.)


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