What To Read On Medium This Week — 30
This week’s featured stories
I was reading the news headlines today. I usually skip over the sad/angry/whiny stuff because we get enough of that all day long across social media.
My favorite stories are the uplifting kind — the ones that lift our spirits. I truly admire the survival instinct in humans. They push through tough times with determination, never losing hope. And when they overcome/conquer whatever they have been facing, they inspire others.
Take, for example, this cancer survivor’s story. After being diagnosed with bone marrow cancer in 2018, he has spent the last four years shuttling between home and hospitals, undergoing intensive chemotherapy. The huge bills and discomfort did not deter him from completing his six-year pharma course.
Amazing, no? This is my favorite kind of news.
What was your favorite headline in today’s news? Do share — or post, and tag me.
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I've had a hectic week — reading, writing, publishing — both as a publishing editor and as a writer and it has been fun. To add to it, I discovered the 30-day writing challenge at MIDFORM with amazing prompts from Dawn Smiles on the 5th of June and decided to hop on. I don’t really need to be pushed to write, but isn’t it fun to join a group of people and take part in something? It is!
Oh yes, I have been eating — lest you think I have forgotten to share a food highlight! Except, lunch has been a rushed affair most days. Still, I’ve been managing to make it healthy, like mixed vegetables and finger millet noodles. I took the time to chop carrots, capsicum (bell peppers), onions, and a little cabbage. I added some sweet corn for good measure, then ginger-garlic paste, some tomato puree, and soya sauce. Voila! In 20 minutes, lunch was ready. We followed it up with some butterscotch ice cream.
And oh, yesterday I spent just a little time in Medium-jail, I think. Medium would not let me do anything — so I just settled down to reading more — there’s always so much to catch up with, no?
Without further ado, here’s this week’s reading list for you. Such great stories! I found it hard to stop at a list of 12. Sigh.
Wounded Healer has a great post about why the rules of success in life and on Medium are the same. I love the comparison and am inclined to agree. Enjoyable read with good takeaways.
Cindy S. Yantis talks about aging even as she looks at her hands and from it, emerges a beautiful essay with a golden message. Oh yes, growing old is a privilege denied to many!
I admire KiKi Walter as a writer and am in awe of how she manages a group of publications so efficiently. Of course, she is an excellent writer and I enjoy the way she weaves her words skillfully. This post is a treat for all aspiring memoir writers.
Everyone admires the Navy Seals, right? Gereon Wellmann ⚡, in his post, offers five lessons about disciplines that everyone should know. Really good read!
Amelie Carver’s post about how an indoor garden can help you regain balance in life is a wonderfully meditative post. Plants indeed bring joy into our lives.
I enjoyed Kristopher Keyes’s post — so symbolic in relation to life! You know the thing about statues — some days you are the bird that poops on it and some days you are the statue. He recommends that you keep moving if you … you know what I mean!
Loved this post from Suzie Alexander that talks about a highly effective practice that helps relieve stress and anxiety — besides a whole bag of other things. Read her post to find out what it is.
Mary B explains why there is nothing toxic about positivity. She makes a pretty good case, I think.
Elle Tey’s post talks about why we can’t jump from sad to happy. And just because we are not happy does not mean we have failed. She suggests a powerful tool you can use to be happy.
For the writers among us who enjoy writing contests, Erica Verrillo has a list of 55 writing contests that do not charge entry fees. Check it out and see if one or more appeals to you.
Shubhi Singh’s fantastic post tells you how to use your smartphone without losing your sanity. Some much-needed advice for the smartphone-crazy generation today.
And that’s a wrap for this week’s roundup!
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