34. Inspiration


3 things inspiring me today:

1. A classy luau
2. This instagram, found via cup of jo, combining celebrity snapshots and quotes.

 “Maybe that’s enlightenment enough: to know that there is no final resting place of the mind; no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom…is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.”

– Anthony Bourdain

3. My beautiful grandmother, who celebrated 80 years of life yesterday.

Happy Tuesday.
(Photo via studio diy)

34. Inspiration

21. Hodge-podge


This is what today looks like:

Waking up early, and then sleeping in late.

Gratitude for having the time to read lengthy articles about medicine and a neurosurgeon’s account of his mistakes. My heart swelling with pride for all my primary care doctor friends.

“Our philosophy is that the primary-care physician and patient should become the hub of the entire health-care-delivery system,” Hernandez said. He viewed the primary-care doctor as a kind of contractor for patients, reining in pointless testing, procedures, and emergency-room visits, coördinating treatment, and helping to find specialists who practice thoughtfully and effectively.

“Do No Harm” is an act of atonement, an anatomy of error, and an attempt to answer, from the inside, a startling question: How can someone spend decades cutting into people’s brains and emerge whole?

Ear-marking recipes for butter chicken (or murgh makhani).

Reminiscing about my favorite place in Paris.

Pining after beautiful things I don’t need and are sold out.

Getting in that lesley fightmaster yoga.

Waiting for 5pm.
(Photo: Aziz Ansari as Tom Haverford in Parks and Rec. Because that face)

21. Hodge-podge


1. Zara’s mid-season sale = my lunch break. That yellow dress is spring…for only $24.95.

2. A trend I can’t get behind, mainly because it reminds me of my old Korean grandpa.

3. Mother’s Day is May 10th, which means you have three weeks to buy her something she’ll return or re-gift. Or this card, for the woman who taught you how to love generously and make kimchi pancakes.

4. Cup of Jo just posted an interview with a weddings reporter with relationship advice that’s actually helpful. One of many pearls:

What to look for in a partner: I once interviewed a psychologist for a column, and I asked him readers’ questions about what to look for in a mate. Without fail, his answer to almost every question was “choose someone kind, choose someone kind.” It was like a broken record, and I was annoyed. But you know what? Being with somebody who is fundamentally kind — to children and waiters and dogs — means that at the end of the day, they will be kind to you.

5. Just started this show and I’m addicted.

6. Tomorrow is Administrative Professionals Day. That’s all.

Happy Tuesday.