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{This week: Palliative care, sobriety, starting something good, music for your brain, and more.}

Hi all,

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

1. One Man’s Quest to Change the Way We Die—this piece took 30 minutes to read, but it was worth my time. NYTs reporter Jon Mooallem profiled B.J. Miller, a doctor and triple amputee. Learning about how Miller’s personal experiences led to the creation of a new palliative care model was fascinating.

Also, Miller reminded me to savor every moment of my life. In a recent talk he said, “Parts of me died early on. And that’s something, one way or another, we can all say. I got to redesign my life around this fact, and I tell you it has been a liberation to realize you can always find a shock of beauty or meaning in what life you have left.”

2. Fun Bobby was wrong: the unexpected lightness of being five years sober—a beautiful personal essay by Sas Petherick.

3. The start of something good—Susannah Conway’s “Love Letters” are one of the few newsletters that I arrive in my inbox. I love her writing and honesty.

4. Brain.fm—music for the brain.

5. Jeff Herman’s Guide to Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents—This looks like a helpful book.

6. A 98-Year-Old Yoga Celebrity Tells All—Katherine Rosman's profile of Täo Porchon-Lynch inspired me. Growing older is a gift and I want to see more profiles of older women in the media.

7. The Power of Positivity—This video features Täo Porchon-Lynch and Dr. Terri Kennedy. It’s beautiful!

8. I Don’t Know What’s Best for You—I don’t know what’s best for you, either. As Courtney Carver wisely noted, "Use the information you find on the internet, in books and courses, on this site, and anywhere else as pieces of the puzzle, but not as the end all be all. It’s not. No one knows what’s best for you but you."

9. The Simple Truth Behind Reading 200 Books a Year—I read over 100 books in 2016 and I want to read even more books during 2017. Chu’s essay offered some fantastic reading ideas and tips.

10. A Simple Year 2017—Join us and simplify your clutter, money, food, relationships, digital, travel and more. Registration for our year-long course closes ‪on Sunday, January 22, 2017—that’s only a week away. Details here.

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