1. “I cannot express how little I care that you hate the photos. How little I care that it’s something you wouldn’t have done. I lived it, I chose to do it, and more than anything, these photos aren’t for anyone but the people who have lived this or are curious enough to wonder what something like this is like. These photos are only for the people who need them. The thoughts of others do not matter to me.” October is Infant Loss Awareness Month and this essay from Chrissy Teigen on her very public loss is heartbreakingly raw, meaningful and beautifully written.
2. A long but interesting read on how carbon offsets work. [Outside Online]
3. Tips on making tweezing your eyebrows less painful. [Vogue]
4. 11 things that are cluttering up you kitchen that you should get rid of. Can recommend tossing mismatched old Tupperware and building up a glass collection.[The Kitchn]
5. How to practice self care in a realistic way.[Alexa Lily]
6. Enjoyed this newsletter on smells and memories and how wearing masks and being out less has removed so many familiar scents. Also learnt that petrichor is the word that means “the scent of rain on dry soil,”. [NY Times]
7. Going to try this little trick next time I feel like the day is slipping away and there’s still too much to do. [Mind Body Green]
8. The role of carrier oils in aromatherapy, which to use and why some essential oils should never be applied directly onto your skin. [Well + Good]
9. Why some memories seem like movies. [NPR]
Zissy is the co-founder of Nutreats. She likes to make things, do things and wear things.