I’d like to begin by acknowledging the fact that I’m writing this ONE FULL DAY EARLY which means nothing to you, probably, but to me it is simply astounding (and Dana too, probably, because she gets emails from me around 5:45 pm every Friday pleading for forgiveness in my delay).

This ambitious delivery could have something to do with the whiskey I’m drinking right now. Got a little pep in my step tonight. I’ve never really been into drinking whiskey but turns out I’m really good at it.

Anyway, you know the drill. Here’s all the stuff that caught our eye around the web, short for the World Wide Web, this week.

This one by Caroline on Cup of Jo is all sorts of lovely. Ah, the beauty of female friendships. Why don’t we talk about it more? This in particular hits me in a deep gut sort of way: “Why wasn’t friendship as good as a relationship?” writes Hanya Yanagihara in her novel A Little Life. “Why wasn’t it even better? It was two people [Ed. Note: or six, in my case at least] who remained together, day after day, bound not by sex or physical attraction or money or children or property, but only by the shared agreement to keep going.”

Sometimes when I read things like this I’m like, yeah I know obviously it feels great to declutter. And yet, I don’t do it enough. I mean I can’t with this list of stuff Leo got done in half a day like the goddamn Thor of administrative tasks. I’m lucky if I make coffee, check my email and procrastinate on an article for a few hours by watching YouTube videos you know what I mean. BUT I really dig the idea of savoring the process, as opposed to just going through the motions.

Boy oh boy this picnic salad from The First Mess looks tasty. Mother’s Day menu addition, perhaps? After all who doesn’t love a mini potato?

Speaking of potatoes, you may have heard this week that calorie labels at restaurants with more than 20 locations are now federal law. Agh. On the one hand, the upside could be a reassessment of recipes so that menus are healthier in general. But on the other hand, why are we still relying on calories as the main arbiter of whether or not a food is “healthy”? Will this encourage more restrictive dieting behavior? This Refinery29 articles sums it up real nice.

And finally, the ability silence has to create space in our lives, via Tiny Buddha. Because what tends to happen when we get quiet, is our inner voice speaks up, and that’s the magical stuff. Yoga helps. Meditation too.

That’s all I’ve got for ya. Happy weekending my friends, and a very happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, mom figures, soon-to-be moms, pet moms, and plant moms!

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