Friday Favorites

I am a voracious reader and every week I come across either a book, online piece or website I want to share with others. I’ve decided to curate these gems and highlight them on Friday. I hope you find these faves as insightful as I do.

  • I am often captivated by anything related to friendship. Kate Murphy raises interesting points in the New York Time’s piece, “Do Your Friends Actually Like You?
  • If you’re a fan of Lidia Yuknavitch, you will want to read her interview in Lenny. In this question and answer session she explores anguish and the narratives we shape because of the resulting sadness. “Suffering is not beautiful. Suffering, from my point of view, is about a real place in a real body where you face the other side of living. How you choose to understand that story probably determines how you’re going to live the rest of your life.”
  • What if you are convinced that you are facing a life-threatening illness? Does it get more complicated if you are a doctor with this diagnosis? The Guardian features Mert Erogul in “The Perils of Being Your Own Doctor.”
  • “Being bad-tempered and pessimistic helps you to earn more, live longer and enjoy a healthier marriage.” This is good news for those who choose to be negative. “Why it pays to be grumpy and bad tempered” gives hope to those who embrace a cynical perspective. 

What were your favorite reads this week?

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