Things I’m loving lately

Hi friends,

If you follow me, you may have noticed I didn’t get my usual post up last weekend. I had every intention, but … life happened, so I decided to give myself some grace! That’s a whole other topic for another day, but for now, let’s get right into it.

This is going to be the start of a new series where I share … you guessed it … things I’ve been loving lately!

Below are some of the treasures that have inspired me so far this summer. I strongly encourage you to check them out if you feel so inclined.

The Call to Courage – Netflix special featuring Brené Brown

Brené Brown is a best-selling author and researcher on the topics of shame, vulnerability, and courage. Her books have been on my to-read list for a while now, but after watching this Netflix special they’ve moved straight to the top!

Not only is she a captivating speaker but her message about moving through fear and playing full out in life just resonates with me so much right now.

No matter who you are or what you’ve got going on in your life, I truly feel it’s worth a watch. (And at only 1 hr 15 mins runtime, you’ve got no excuse.)

Come as You Are – Bestselling book by Emily Nagoski

I bought this book after hearing Emily speak at the Canadian Women in Medicine Conference I attended in June. I mostly bought it because her talk was hilarious and I figured if the book was even half as good it would be a worthwhile read. Well, it did not disappoint!

I am totally not going to do it justice trying to explain the premise. But essentially, she talks about how women’s sexuality is not “men’s sexuality lite”. We’re totally different and get this, totally NORMAL. All of us. In all the unique ways our sexual experiences differ.

Being a bit of a nerd, I also love that she has the science to back this stuff up.

I’ve never had a good answer for patients that come to me with complaints of a low sex drive (without an identifiable medical reason). Until now. I’m going to tell them to READ THIS BOOK.

This fun Pinterest quote. Just cause.

Courtesy of The White Rabbit Craft Studio on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/676776455/tiered-tray-sign-my-housekeeping-style

Granted, my house is generally actually pretty tidy. Because … minimalism.

But there are certainly times when I feel like a bomb went off. I’m sure most of you can relate. And this quote just makes me laugh. (And laughter is good for the soul!)

Dear Evan Hansen – Musical by Steven Levenson

I bought a last-minute ticket to see this while in Toronto this past weekend for the first module of my life coaching course (which was absolutely amazing and life-changing and more on that to come!).

I’ve had the soundtrack downloaded on my phone forever and it was on its last legs in Toronto so I couldn’t pass it up.

If you’re unfamiliar, the central themes are teen suicide and the negative effects of social media. I know it sounds dark but it was also incredibly heartwarming and powerful! I cried. A lot.

So there you have it. Hope you enjoy one or more (or all) of these recommendations!

Until next week … because yes, I’m committing.

xoxo

Laura

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