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March 10, 2017

Weekend Reading From Women Who Make Us Better

We had so much to celebrate about women, and being a woman, this week. I’ve been graced by strong, authentic and kind (always underrated!) female friends and family, an fortunate to have such a supportive community in all of you. Here’s to holding each other up instead of tearing each other down, to compassion over competition and comparison. The world needs us now more than ever. Happy weekend reading from some of the best women I know who took the time and space to share their wisdom. –Elizabeth

Clementine Daily executive editor Amanda Carter Gomes reflects on the 10 things she learned by the time she turned 40. Let’s not wait another day or another decade to learn these lessons in self-respect and self-care, letting go of what no longer serves, and loving the heck out of life.

The ladies of Wit & Delight reflect on the life lessons they’ve learned from their favorite female mentors, reminding us that words, advice, and even a pile of french fries have the power change someone’s life.

You don’t have to be one of the more influential design blogger on the plant to know what Erin Loechner has so painfully and poignantly capture in her beautiful new book: You’re here, but you want to be there. Wherever there is. So you spend your life chasing. You need to be faster, better, stronger. But every time you get there, you need to go further. It’s not enough. It’s never enough. When will it be enough?! In Chasing Slow, Erin turns away from fast and fame and frenzy. She chooses a path that brings her joy instead of that undercurrent of panic none of us can quite put our finger on. Read this when you’re ready to start living instead of reaching. And to Erin: Thank you for courageously leading the way.

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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