This month has been on FIRE!
Vincent and Theo was a revealing look at the younger years of the esteemed artist. I learned so much about the role religion played, the extent of his mental distress, and the unfailing support of his younger brother, Theo. Deborah Heiligman did her due diligence while researching this fabulous account, integrating letters in an easy to read Young Adult format. This was an unexpectedly lively read.
A darker character exploration is Luke Harding’s A Very Expensive Poison: The Definitive Story of the Murder of Litvinenko and Russia’s War with the West. This was a jaw dropping, heart pounding murder mystery. In it, the West’s worst fears and exaggerated stereotypes of Russian KGB conspiracies come true.
Another worthwhile non-fiction is The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. Easy to read, practical to implement, this book can really help you take steps towards a more desirable future.
I often hear people lament that they don’t have time to work out. I had a great workout the other day, and I completed it in under 10 minutes. How? A quick warm up of planks and active hip flexor stretch. Then…300 kettlebell swings. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Get to it!
Need motivation? Try Baby Bash Suga, Suga. It’s sexy, smooth, and will have you feeling fly.
If you really want to unwind, check out this instrumental from Khruangbin. It’s especially sentimental for me.
Peace and love.