Something for the Weekend


"Something for the Weekend" is a new round-up of authenticity-related goodness from the web. It's far better for your emotional well-being than the Sunday papers and features a selection of the good, the inspirational and the quirky from the last seven days.Enjoy!

Authentic Beliefs and Emotions

This piece on 7 Habits to Turn a Boring Life into an Extraordinary One from MindBodyGreen caught my eye. Love the small, doable suggestions, especially the gratitude practice.We know that our minds change our bodies, but can our bodies change our minds? Amy Cuddy sheds some light on the science of how body language influences your life in this fascinating and moving TED Talk.

Authentic Working

Short but sweet from Greatist: prioritising creative activities helps cut work-related stress.

Authentic Lifestyle

I've been combining physical self-care with mental self-care this week and trying out Kimberley A. Daley's tips on how to meditate while running. If running isn't your kind of thing, this article from Greatist offers a huge range of inspiration around how you can fit meditation into your day without putting bum to cushion.Staying with the exercise-related content, I enjoyed this advice about starting a home yoga practice. Doing yoga at home has been so useful while travelling - YouTube and Yoga Download are my favourite resources for home practice inspiration."When you have your own money, your own wheels, and the full ownership of your legs, your need for such imagination, or maybe your opportunity to exercise it, is reduced": Feel inspired by this beautiful article on how learning a second language can reignite the creative flame.

Make Use Of

These imagination prompts from Creativity Portal for writing and journalingSusan Piver's wonderful Open Heart Project for free meditations and zen-filled wisdom