Five Things I'm Loving This Spring (a non-massage post!)

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Believe it or not

I don’t spend ALL of my time massaging people and researching information about massaging people. Here’s a little glimpse into some of the stuff I love.

  • Thug Kitchen’s Eat Like You Give a F*ck // Fast as F*ck

I received Eat Like You Give a F*ck from my sister-in-law and I love it for both its rough language, simple, hilarious directions and that each recipe is full of healthy ingredients and tastes DELICIOUS.  The only problem with this recipe book is that the recipes take *me* quite awhile to finish. But to be fair, this problem is less about the book and more about the inefficiency with which I cook. This is why I purchased Thug Kitchen’s other recipe book, Fast as F*ck.  The same awesome taste except recipes call for half of the ingredients, time and money! WIN! WIN! WIN!

  • Brandi Carlile’s new album:  by the way, I forgive you

If you haven’t listened to Brandi Carlile yet, where have you been?  I mean, I’m not trying to shame you but… you should probably go listen to her right this second.  You can download her newest album directly from her website.  Here’s a link to my favorite song right now, The Joke.
 

A friend gifted me this book and I’ve been reading it methodically ever since.  I imagine I’ll read it again when I’m finished. Part of The Body is Not an Apology.com's vision statement reads, “We are an intersectional, global, difference-celebrating movement that knows our age, race, size, gender, dis/ability, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, class, and every other human attribute are assets toward unapologetic radical self-love and living. We know that each time we heal our shame, love our bodies, value ourselves, and step into our power, we give someone else permission to do the same!” A shift toward radical self-love is something that can change the world one individual at a time.  The way we love ourself affects how we teach and honor our children, our family, our friends and our community at large.  There is so much work to be done.

The newest addition to Luthier’s Co-op in Easthampton, MA is GORGEOUS.  To say this place has a unique vibe is an understatement. There’s a long, beautiful bar with vintage photos and musical instruments covering the walls.  There’s a big screen that displays the live bands performing next door. If there’s no one playing that night, whatever plays is at the bartender’s discretion.  Recently, old No Doubt music videos played while I gleefully sipped my local brew.

This is one of the many gems of Western MA.  For a suggested $5 donation, wander through the elaborate greenhouses and botanical gardens of Smith College in Northampton, MA.  I was blown away by the intricacies of the flower displays. The show runs from March 3-18, which is in the nick of time if you’re losing your mind from our everlong New England winter.  This is worth the drive if you’re coming from afar. Stop in to one of the many delicious breweries and restaurants in Northampton and make a day of it.

I hope you enjoyed reading about a few of the things I love!  Leave me some of the things that you’re loving right now in the comments below!