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Jan 25, 2022·edited Jan 25, 2022

Thank you for the 5 faves! I love that you read all this wonderful content and serve the best of it up to us, but I am, sadly, firmly entrenched in the camp of "overwhelm." Also just wanna say, you don't have to over-deliver to us paid subscribers! We are supporting you because we love you and your writing, and if you add a podcast to your weekly column, honestly, that is enough for me. But damn these articles you are linking to are fucking great. So I shall click the link of every article you recommend, and deal with life under the tyranny of All My Open Tabs :-)

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Dearest you: thank you for this note. The thing I promised myself to bring here is space; boundaries; fun; doing what feels good; experimenting instead of perfecting and being willing to scrap what feels terrible; seeing where it goes. Sharing resources and the things that make me think or make me mad or make me thrilled is somehow the most fun; all these things that sit in my ever growing notes section finally going somewhere. We’ll see where this goes. Right now doing a podcast here feels like full body anxiety; so probably not. But who knows! We’ll see! Thank you for being here ♥️

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Jan 27, 2022·edited Jan 27, 2022Liked by Holly Whitaker

Thank you. Also in the camp of overwhelm but LOVED the top 5 articles feature. I actually read all of them and they were so timely for me, especially Marlee Grace's. My 15 year old is really struggling and this is the age when ALL of it began for me. She had a complete breakdown yesterday and I was getting 2-4 month windows to get her an appt. It was so maddening. I was finally able to get her pediatrician to work with her therapist but man it is so hard and I am so glad to know about this service. Being sober and able to be there for my daughter is also giving me the chance to reparent myself. And OMG I LOVED AJ's article, what a great writer! I have a Marty in my life that I get to see tomorrow. I was like YES! Reparenting, me too! It is the best when you find a good therapist. xo

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Reparenting! I started that work this year and gosh, who knew the question "what age is this feeling?" could lead to so much. I'm glad you love the top 5!!

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Jan 27, 2022Liked by Holly Whitaker

I’m obsessed with these links! Keep ‘em coming!

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YAYYY. Me too. Link lyfe.

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Jan 27, 2022Liked by Holly Whitaker

Love the links!

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♥️

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Reading Roxanne Gay's everything. I'm listening to an audiobook in podcast form from Pushkin called Heartbreak - A Personal and Scientific Journey by Florence Williams and it is saving my ass. It is all the things that I love - scientific, hilarious, infuriating, sobbing my guts out emotional, terrifying, fascinating, knowledge is (em)power-ing - and I love this new to me format. From what I understand it was never a written book but is marketed like one. And I can listen to it in my podcast app.

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ohhh added to the queue! Love you.

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Thank you for putting this together, Holly. Based on that article link, I picked up Kate Bowler's 'No Cure for Being Human', which is one of the best memoirs I have ever read. I'm now on another one of hers: 'Everything Happens for a Reason - and Other Lies I've Loved.' The titles are great but the writing is even better. Will be interested to hear what you think of her work..

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Yes! I am curious what I think too! But I love that you love it. Will circle back in a future newsletter. xx

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