Issue #156 – Watch This Tonight
As we head into the final stretch of the year we think about the people we love, the people we lost, and everything we’re grateful for. Gratitude, like ‘authenticity’, has turned into a buzzword, a meme, and even a marketing strategy. It’s a fleeting state that gets pushed aside by impatience, entitlement, bad news, and pain. There’s always more we want to do, improve, strive for but what it all boils down to is this: Be Here Now (as Ram Dass sagely said) and we would add, ‘and be grateful that you can be.’
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THE WHAT LIST
December 19, 2018
by Gina Pell + Amy Parker
Auntie Mame with Rosalind Russell is a classic film that holds up after six decades. There are awkward racist scenes (a la Breakfast at Tiffany’s) that were typical of that era but Mame’s flawed lovable character, her fashion sense, the safe space she creates for society’s outliers, her positive attitude, and resilience to survive the Great Depression is inspiring. H/T to HH for reminding us of this gem.
Highway To Well or HTW is another favorite podcast of ours, created by the two friends who founded Blueprint Cleanse (and created a billion-dollar category). Now they’re back to talk with some of the most notable, intriguing and controversial guests from the world of wellness, drawing out the personal stories behind the brands, fads and faces of this rapidly evolving industry.
Flowers are always thoughtful but sometimes when you’re sick or blue, or both, there’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of hot soup. We discovered Spoonful of Comfort last year when a friend sent us a care package and now it’s our go-to gift for loved ones who need a little extra TLC. Get well soon AG!
That What is known for its Best Fiction Lists but we have recently polled our friends and readers for their Non-Fiction picks. The What Best Non-Fiction 2018features a great collection of books with something for every reader on your list.
If you’re still stuck on what to gift, check out our Procrastinator’s Gift Guide for our top 25 picks that you can get in time for Christmas. From stocking stuffers to splurges for everyone on your list, including your fur babies, we’ve got you covered.
WELLNESS IS A GIFT
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