A Rough-And-Tumble Kind Of Week

Not a lot this week — the past seven days have me dealing with a teething toddler who just got his shots, some crazy work stuff, medical hiccups and more. I am just blaaaaarrrrgggggggh right now! So I’ve been laying it easy from the Internets and social media and trying to keep my exercise, sleep and good eats game solid during this rather bumpy period. The only things I want to read are biographies, as well as finish When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. (It’s really beautiful and good.)

It’s Sexist To Tell A Woman She Looks Tired At Work. I’ve been thinking lately about how everyone comments on how tired I look, especially since I became a mother. I never wore makeup much in the past, but now the ‘tired’ comments are out of control. How do you call people out on these kind of things?

The Gut-Brain Connection. I’ve been trying to read more about the connection between overall health and the microbiome/gut — i.e., the body’s second brain. Fascinating! There’s still so much we don’t know about the human body. (And especially the female one, I might add.)

I found Lean In both useful and myopic, but Sheryl Sandberg’s commencement speech for UC Berkeley was super-moving.

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