Issue #164 – Reframing Valentine’s Day
It’s Valentine’s Day, a Hallmark holiday we’ve always bristled at. If you’re partnered, the pressure is on. Singles are left out. Breakups get fresh salt in the wound. The only joy might be found at elementary schools. We love the Galentines trend that’s starting to take root and we’ve been working on our own trend: an annual Valentine’s dinner with family, friends, kids, everyone we love–no partner required. But above all Valentine’s Day should be about remembering to love the person you’re guaranteed to spend the rest of your life with: You. Happy Valentine’s Day to us all.
THE WHAT LIST
February 14, 2019
by Gina Pell + Amy Parker
100% Editorial picks. No pay for play. Ever.
Our friends at Bustle have put together a few sweet playlists whether you are spending V Day solo or with that special someone. Listen here.
It’s soup weather and we’ve found the best healthy recipes for nipping the winter chill. But, even more intriguing, what does your soup say about you? Take this quiz and find out if you’re hot, cute, or sexy.
Reward the love of your life (you) with a gift of self-care from our Procrastinator’s Gift Guide. We made it for the holidays but it still holds up. And if you’re looking for something a little more ‘stimulating,’ check out our aptly named TW V.Cast as we review a box full of lady toys that arrived at our editorial desk. Watch The NSFW Toy Box and see what’s new in the self-love department.
We’re always finding excellent recommendations in The What Women, our private Fb Community. Here’s a list of self-discovery and soul searching books recommended to Amy after her father passed away last summer.
It’s pouring rain here at The What HQ, a perfect day to listen to Tim Ferris in conversation with Gabor Maté, a physician who specializes in neurology, psychiatry, and psychology and is known for his work in addiction and depression. Next month we will be joining Dr. Maté and the Enneagram Prison Project at San Quentin to participate in our second session with incarcerated men who learn to free themselves from the prison of their minds. It’s profound, moving work. See what they do here.