Friday, February 21, 2014

Amazing Reads. 2/21 Edition.

I'm kind of behind with my Amazing Reads posts again. It does't help that I have a handful of tabs open with posts I've yet to actually read but know that I'm going to be sharing anyway. That's weird, isn't it? And so - here I am - - sharing what's happening around the Interwebz of late. 

My beautiful friend Erin says everything in this post here about her inner critic. My G-d, how I hate to read them, but I know so many people - myself included - who have those critics, those voices, and I want to SHUT THEM ALL UP. 

One of the most important thinsg Erin mentions in her post is her hope that her daughters never hear the voice of this kind of inner critic. Oh, how I know. I so so SO know. Please go offer some love and understanding. 

Over at Splitting Infinitives, Sarah shares A Farewell to Grief. It took me weeks to find the strength to actually read it, but I am glad that I did. She talks about having lost her mom five years ago, and the stages of grief she has passed through - along with where she is now. 

This post by Aliza Worthington over at Purple Clover is an open account of her initial reaction to starting antidepressants. Her understanding now is one that I think many need to see. So if you're hovering and think you need meds and you're afraid or anxious or just don't think that you are someone who needs to even think about this? Read her words. The Moody Blues: My Experience with Anti-depressants is worth reading, sharing, and reading again. 

I haven't had a chance to comment on this post over at Writer Mom's Blog yet, but her list of Twenty Things You Should Stop Saying to the Parents of ADHD Children is a great one. So many parents have children who are battling things we don't even know are there. The things that people say? OH MY GAWD. The things that people say. I shake my head. I'm amazed at the lack of tact, lack of caring, lack of heart and just plain ignorance people out there show with one simple sentence. Seriously. People. Stop and think. For just a minute. Not you - you're my friend, my reader, you get it - but some of the people out there? Stop. Think. And then DON'T say it. There are so many other things you could say. Seriously. I promise you won't regret thinking twice. 

 Now, on to my self-promotion. 

If you haven't entered yet and would like a chance at winning the new Sofia The First CD, enter today. 

And it's been a while since I've shared a Love Your Body kind of post around here. I really need to get back on track with fitness Sundays and motivation and inspiration and so on. And in doing some soul searching this afternoon I came across this post of mine from almost two years ago about standing tall. And so, I take a few minutes to reflect some. I soul search a little bit. And then, I remember. And I learn.

Oh, and it's really important that you stop by and check out this discussion on Facebook. Because the age old battle of FRIENDS vs. Seinfeld lives on. Which do you choose? Weigh in for me, would you?

Enjoy your weekend, everybody! Happy reading.


  1. Thank you for the link to the 20 Things You Should Never Say to a Parent of an ADHD Kid. Having raised one myself (he is now 21) I've heard every single one of those statements.

  2. Thank you kindly for including me in your round-up!

  3. Thanks so much for the shout out. I can't wait to check out the other posts too!

  4. I will be checking out A Farewell To Grief.


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