On wonder, excellent books, and songs for joy and connection.
For the first time since Baby A was born in July, I’ve embarked on a writing project.
Welcome to my Bookshop! Plus: Something delightful in the sky.
On living a different kind of month and wresting delight from a not-delightful time.
A very important personal update, the best maternity leggings you can buy, and books to carry you into August.
A professional achievement unlocked, articles to help with traumatic birth and mental health postpartum, and one tenacious swallowtail butterfly.
New newsletter format: You’ll get Emily’s latest writing, a curated reading list, and something delightful delivered straight to your inbox on the last Thursday of every month.
I don’t have enough fingers to mark the number of times folks have told me to read Braiding Sweetgrass. The recommendations always sounded similar. It’s about indigenous wisdom and scientific knowledge and plants, they’d tell me. That sounded like a compelling premise to me, but also risked being a dry one. I was in graduateContinue reading “What Not Reading a Great Book Taught Me About Giving and Receiving”
This idea has been showing up a lot in my life lately. I just read You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero, and she talks about it. Before that, I read Becoming by Michelle Obama, and she talks about it too. Basically, the idea is that by expressing thanks for something that hasn’t yet happened,Continue reading “Thank you in advance”
I’ve been listening to the Audible audiobook of Micelle Obama’s Becoming on my evening walks. I feel like she’s my (extraordinarily accomplished) big sister, taking me under her wing when I need the perspective of someone a bit older and a whole lot wiser. Today, Michelle reminded me about the value that feeling like youContinue reading “You belong”