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I’m Tammy Strobel. Welcome to my digital home!

I’m an author, photographer, and cat lover.

Hope you have a nice stay!

You can rest.

{This week: A Simple Year 2017, rest, weight lifting, dogsledding, good reads, and more.}

Hi all,

A Simple Year 2017 is open for early bird registration! If you register by November 13, 2016, the cost of the year-long course is $180. That's $15 a month and 25% off the regular price.

I hope you will join Courtney Carver, Cait Flanders, Brooke McAlary, Marc and Angel, The Minimalists, Anthony Ongaro, Colin Wright, Jules Clancy, Erin Somerville, and myself, as we guide you through A Simple Year 2017.

With that, below are 10 links that I thought were worth sharing this week. I hope you enjoy them!

1. I needed to read this: You can rest.

2. Lacy Davis on weight lifting, empowerment, and eating disorder recovery.

3. Blair Braverman on dogsledding, memoir writing, and living in the Arctic.

4. Thoughts on reading, plus a great quote.

5. So GOOD: Why I Stopped Tracking Everything (and Started Making Intentional Decisions).

6. I love Dakota’s writing and photography, and this was a great piece: An Experiment in Decreasing Social Media Distractions.

7. A fascinating conversation: Ellen Burstyn & Gloria Steinem on Death, Sex & Money.

8. Here’s another captivating conversation: Sonia Manzano & Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Death, Sex & Money.

9. Last week, I read Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist and On My Own Two Feet by Amy Purdy. I enjoyed both books!

10. I love Sas’s new reading project:

"Do you ever get readers block? I read A LOT of fiction and self-help (blergh, I know) and 99% of the authors are white. Most are women, most are just like me. And it just feels samey and dull as shit. I've decided to shake things up a bit and I'm embarking on a mission to read 100 books by humans not like me. I'm starting with Julia Ostuka's The Buddha in the Attic—it's about Japanese brides who immigrated to the US in the 1920s. It's a prose poem and it's made me cry twice. Unlike anything I've ever read before. This is going to be fun!"

Sas’s post is timely because I’ve been concerned about my reading trends. I read a lot of non-fiction and self-help—mostly written by white women. Like Sas, I want to shake things up and read more books by people who aren’t like me. Let me know if you have book recommendations in the comments section. Also, if you share your good reads on social media, use the hashtag #wearemanystoriesproject.

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