Books

Gmorning, Gnight! (Book by Lin-Manuel Miranda.)

 

The book where it happens. Photograph by CariAnne.

From the sparkling wit of Lin-Manuel Miranda comes the enchanting creation Gmorning, Gnight! little pep talks for me & you.

Long before creating Broadway’s Hamilton, Miranda began tweeting short bursts of cheer, inspiration, and joy to his followers. This book contains Miranda’s favorite selections. Each day’s curated tweets (200 appear in the book) feature illustrations by Jonny Sun.

Bad news claims headline space daily, so we need a brief respite from those troubles. This book provides a break from the over-hurried, multi-tasking lives we’ve come to know.

No matter when you choose to read these selections, the book will provide you with a much-needed smile. Long after you place the book upon your shelf, you’ll find yourself going back to it time and again. Anytime you need some friendly company (or a comforting thought or two).

Self Care

10 Ways to Add Self-Care to Your Daily Routine

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Self-care is one of the topics that always sounds great in theory, but the practice usually goes by the wayside as humans find themselves jumping from one obligation to the next, without additional thought ever being given to the subject.

This sets up an alarming domino effect which can grow to challenge our physical — as well as mental — health.

Once our resources are depleted, it is generally more difficult to reclaim the portion of ourselves that doesn’t feel out of sorts, overwhelmed or exhausted. The better idea, therefore, would be to include a plan which adds self-care to your daily to-do list, just as you schedule all of the work and home tasks which already — and repeatedly — demand your attention.

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