The Good Stuff: Spooky Fruit, Healing Through Whispers, and The Most Devilish Flight

Happy Halloween you spooky ghouls! Below are some fun links to read through as you eat all the candy you're supposed to be handing out.  Candy for your brain, if you will....but easier to justify consuming. :P

How reading rewires your brain for more intelligence and empathy. 

In Belarus, the disappearing tradition of whisper healing

Spooky but beautiful: the fairytale forests of Yakushima

I'm way overdue for a trip back to Norway, so when I get back over there I am going to have to check out the Atlanterhavsvegen, a route which was recently declared the most beautiful drive in the world.

An excellent article about dealing with cyberbullies, something that really strikes a chord with me.  Having dealt with my own private struggles with online harassment for years, the thought of speaking openly about it sounds both terrifying (you're giving the person the attention they're demanding!) and liberating. 

Take two hikes and call me in the morning: doctors are now prescribing time outdoors as a method of recovery and I say HECK to the YES. 

Can we please take the guilt out of rest? Self-care and recharge time is so essential to a productive, happy life. So why do we make it a super-indulgence? 

The neurology of curiosity. Why is is sometimes painful and other times pleasurable? 

The art of rot; blown glass masterpieces of fruit in varying stages of decay. 

Finnair is retiring its Satanic flight number after more than a decade of service straight into the gates of HEL(sinki).

Why it's important to embrace your weirdness!

The empath's dilemma: the burden of being sensitive

Health patterns of aging Americans who engage in the arts. 

I'm really wishing these pajamas weren't three hundred stinkin' dollars! 

Here are the finalists for the 2017 National Book Awards. My Goodreads list just got longer.

I am obsessing over these massive murals in Spain <3

You don't find your purpose, you build it