Starcat’s Favorites: Sun & Water

It’s no secret that I love summer. This one has been especially hot and humid here in Maine.

Most people I know have spent time complaining about it.

Not me.

It’s actually a joy to me to feel super warm. I know, I’m strange.

After a rough winter and spring, though, this summer has been a balm to my soul. We had an awesome two-week visit from ElvenTiger and her soul mate (who now live in Colorado). I’ve been swimming in the ocean, river, and various lakes and ponds. I’ve traveled to one of my favorite spots in the world, Acadia National Park. My Mom and I have been having fun beach adventures. I’ve had lots of fun with family and friends.

I also released some kick-ass new content for the aspiring authors in my book midwife community (if I do say so myself – and I just did). My new nonfiction book is underway, though I have lots of research yet to do for it, and I’m making plans to get back to my fiction after somewhat of an absence.

So, all in all, life is good.

Here are some good reads for your weekend. I hope you’re enjoying time in the hammock, by the water, or just cuddled up in bed.

Here’s a little hint about the topic of the new book I just began writing.

I love this woman. Preach it, sister!

Summer isn’t over yet. Oh, no it’s not.

This thoughtful piece is all “about the way death and life, grief and joy, dance nonstop with each other around the world, day and night.” Where’s your growing edge?

Not one, but two, inspiring pep talks from the amazing author Neil Gaiman. The first is on how to be a successful artist, and the second speaks to authors in the middle of a novel – the point where most everyone feels stuck.

On reading and empathy. And how to make being empathic work for you.

Want to be a better leader? Some words of wisdom.

A delicious meditation from a lovely soul.

Enjoy, and savor the rest of your summer! (Or, you know, winter, if you’re down under).

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