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Weekly Happy Links: On Censorship, Reconciliation, Social Media & More

{This week: censorship, reconciliation, social media, and more.}

Photo by Tammy Strobel

Hi all,

Below are 10 happy links that inspired me this week. I hope you enjoy them, too!

1. I loved Alexandra Franzen’s recent essay—On hiding, censorship, and the impossible task of trying to please everybody.

2. Reconciliation—a segment produced by TED Radio Hour—is a powerful podcast. TED speakers talk about how to look past anger, fear, and how to reconcile our differences. Please listen to the show.

3. Another fantastic piece Alexandra Franzen: Why I do not use social media anymore.

4. In 2017, I’ll be using a Hobonichi Techo Planner and Cait’s Mindful Budgeting Planner.

5. Beautiful & sweet: If your star is crooked.

6. Truth: “You don’t need to drink to celebrate.”

7. Cal Newport wrote a thoughtful essay about digital minimalism.

8. An important article about loneliness: How Social Isolation Is Killing Us.

9. Marc Rosenthal wrote an intriguing essay about hygge—Move Over, Marie Kondo: Make Room for the Hygge Hordes. Also, I shared a few essays about the topic last month (see #8).

10. A Simple Year 2017 is open for registration. The course is the brainchild of my friend Courtney Carver—founder of bemorewithless.com and Project 333—and I’m thrilled to be part of A Simple Year 2017. I hope you’ll join the class!

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With gratitude,

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  • Diane December 30, 2016, 6:58 am

    I find it hard to write in lovely beautiful journals. I feel too much pressure to write amazing things or create amazing artwork.

    I just bought a hardcover Moleskine journal that has a week on the left side and a lined page on the right.

    It comes in either a single year or a year and a half. I am using the boxes for each day of the week to jot down briefly what I did that day. I use my smartphone calendar to track appointments, so all I do in the journal is make short notes of the day’s highlights.

    If I feel the need to write anything more, I use the lined page.

    I put a couple of larger lined post it notes on top of the lined page for my to do list and grocery list.

    Low pressure to write. Easy to use. The journal is just nice enough, but not so fancy that I worry about ruining it.

  • Sandra Pawula, Always Well Within December 30, 2016, 4:46 pm

    I love your link round-ups! I appreciate Alexandra Frazen’s feeling about social media, but I think it’s easier to come to these conclusion when you are already successful. And if you are tweeting to in some way contribute to the greater good, maybe you won’t feel regretful. Of course, I sometimes have feelings similar to Alexandra’s too. There’s not an easy answer for me.