Life Lately

Monday Links

1. Diabetes Is Already Psychologically Demanding So Cut The Stigma Too

Seeing your own experiences described through someone else’s words is incredibly validating and comforting, which is so important for those living with chronic illnesses.

For someone with diabetes running through her family, this is quite informative.

2. Creativity Creep

Creativity has become, for many of us, the missing piece in a life that seems routinized, claustrophobic, and frivolous.
 If you’re really creative, really imaginative, you don’t have to make things. You just have to live, observe, think, and feel.

Such profound and insightful piece on creativity.

3. It’s Not Your Kids Holding Your Marriage Back, It’s Your Husband

If you are devoted to your career goals and would like a man who will support that, you’re just doing what men throughout the ages have done: placing a safe bet.

And I couldn’t agree more. If you’re interested in having both a career and kids at the same time, marry someone that wouldn’t mind raising your kids.

4. Seven Important Reasons Why Writers Should Also Be Readers

No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance

Apart from the fact that I want to write books someday, there are tons and tons of books to be read. You’ll be lucky to read a quarter in your lifetime but that shouldn’t stop anyone. Rather than hopping from one event to the other every weekend, why don’t you just sit at home and pick a book. Cut down the amount of time spent on social media and you’ll be better off. Apart from the fact that it opens your mind, there are tons of things to be learnt from books and to be honest, socialising is exhausting.

5. The Real Reasons We Don’t Invite Friends To Church

Compartmentalization is a lot cleaner, and inviting friends from work, a team or your apartment complex has the potential to blur everything and bleed religion into daily life. 

I don’t really think about inviting my friends to church maybe because for the longest time they were always of the same faith and I always had church friends…..until a few years ago anyway. But if for any reason, I find myself in a that position, I don’t think I would hesitate to invite them to church. Then again, I choose my friends carefully.

6. Culture’s Big Lie About Marriage

Healthy relationships can and do exist. But unlike the passive approach we often take to relationships, we don’t “fall” into those kind of relationships by chance. We have to choose them. 

End of discussion!

7. How To Be A War Photographer And A Working Mum

I’m not the kind of person to sit and dwell for ages on something that happened. I go through something, I experience it, I try to learn from it, and I move forward.

Such an inspiring story. You don’t read about this everyday. I especially love the part where she talks about writing and taking photos in a unique and sensitive way. Good stuff!

~ EB.

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