Links to Inspire

A couple of things across the world wide web that have inspired me this week.

Reasons to love winter

F19929 Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) in snow, UK. Image shot 01/2015. Exact date unknown.
Image credit: Our Wild Life Photography / Alamy Stock Photo via BBC

I love winter much to the consternation of my boyfriend but for those of you who don’t this is a beautiful reminder of the season’s splendours (minus the gift giving and family get-togethers) that you can view from the comfort and warmth of your living room sofa. What’s your favourite thing about winter?

Love yourself this season

A 15 minute loving kindness mediation to get yourself back to normal after the mental and physical hazards of Christmas shopping. Are you feeling better after this meditation?

Pearls of wisdom from Jane Austen

Jane Austen
Image from Getty Images via the Independent

This week, the Independent newspaper celebrated the novelist Jane Austen’s birthday with this lovely round-up of segments from her novels that still apply today. I’ve always thought Austen was a keen observer of humanity from reading her novels, seeing all of these pieces together certainly proves it. Which is your favourite Austen quote?

Alternative tunes

Christmas bauble
Image from BBC

If you’re sick of hearing all the usual Christmas songs droning out across town centres everywhere you needn’t become a scrooge to seasonal music. I’ve found two alternative Christmas playlists perfect for unwrapping presents or settling down to your turkey dinner to that won’t leave you groaning and reaching for the mute button (BBC Radio 6 Music and Virgin Music). Do you ever get sick of Christmas songs?

 

What’s inspired you this week? Share your links below!

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