Monday Motivation

This week I’m reading:

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo, to get new ideas about what we need in life and what we don’t.

This week, I’m listening to: 

NPR’s Hidden Brain: Money Talks (episode 69) with Neeru Paharia on how we spend our money,  conscious shopping, boycotts and buycotts. With interesting thoughts on how if markets were structured differently, we would probably make different choices as consumers.

This week, I’m following with interest:

Instagrammer Our Food Stories. @_foodstories_, whose beautiful food pictures inspire me to invite friends over for dinner!

Food of the week:

In anticipation of Sweden’s National Day on Tuesday, Swedish crisp bread is my food of the week. Cheap and healthy, and the perfect base for a great breakfast, snack, or evening meal to a cup of tea. I’ll show more later in the week.

Cause of the week: 

This week, I’m making another donation to the famine in Yemen, Northern Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan. The UN has made an appeal for 4.4 billion dollars to provide food to the affected population but as of March, only about  10 percent had been mobilized according to the New York Times.

This week, these words by Winston Churchill inspire me: 

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give”

The Life-changing magic of tidying up

I’m also enjoying strawberries this week and probably next as it’s strawberry season is here in DC: small and sweet and fresh from the farmers’ market! 🍓

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