Friday Five!

Hi hi! Thank you for all the kind comments and loving emails that I received in response to my post from Wednesday. It seems I’m not the only one who has struggled with these feelings, and it’s always in the posts that I feel most vulnerable that I end up feeling most connected to other people. Thank you for letting me open up to you. <3

In lighter news, I managed to find time to scramble together a Friday Five! Before we begin, here is a picture of me being emo about fall in a plaid shirt and bright lipstick:

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And here is a picture of me looking emo with a bunch of flying cats. (hashtag, stop taking yourself so srsly, raechel.):

20130927-100839.jpgAnd here’s the Friday Five!:

Deconstructing the “Yoga Body”

This article tells it like it is. Olson critiques the ways in which advertisers have constructed a mythical “yoga body” in order to sell products (and contribute to a culture of body-shaming and fat-phobia). Read on, fellow critical-minded yoga lovers.

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APPLE PIE (#FALLFALLFALL!)

You guys! It’s time for fall pies! And this one is vegan and gluten-free! Let’s make it!

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Are Farmer’s Really “Feeding the World?”…

….not according to Margaret Mellon, who contends that “American-style farming doesn’t really grow food for hungry people, she says. Forty percent of the biggest crop — corn — goes into fuel for cars. Most of the second-biggest crop — soybeans — is fed to animals. Growing more grain isn’t the solution to hunger anyway, she says. If you’re really trying to solve that problem, there’s a long list of other steps that are much more important. “We need to empower women; we need to raise incomes; we need infrastructure in the developing world; we need the ability to get food to market without spoiling.” Read more.

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Spelt Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

It’s that time of year when I feel compelled to indulge in comfort food. I would like these pumpkin cinnamon rolls in my belly. With a cozy mug of spiced chai tea. Please and thanks.

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Stuff From My Week That Made Me Happy

Crisp morning jogs in the autumn air.

Bike rides.

Capturing charming scenes in neighborhood squares.

Yoga.

Teaching students about media racism and having them respond all, “omg, that’s so true.”

Music that sounds like fall.

A self-care purchase of a lovely new shade of deep red lipstick.

What made you happy this week?

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