For Your Weekend

Photo credit: The One Project on Flickr.

I’m leaving early in the morning for Iowa. That’s where my family is originally from. My grandmother passed away a couple of months ago, and I’m going back with my mom to remember and honor my grandmother in the place where she lived most of her life and where her husband and son are buried. Not the most fun or easiest type of trip, but an important one.

Grief can be a lonely, bewildering process. This weekend’s links begin with grief and end with links on the lighter side. Wishing you a happy weekend. xo

Thoughts on grief and ideas for how to help others, from Sharon Sandberg on the sudden death of her husband, Dave Goldberg.

Being there for others, an opinion piece by David Brooks of The New York Times.

Practical tips for dealing with grief from my friend Tami. (Thank you, sweet Tami!).

A book that can help us all when we need it.

And some beautiful words and images about grief.

On the lighter side, advice for rocking Instagram from one of my favorite travel photographers, Kirsten Alana.

Going to Napa Valley? Experts (like Thomas Keller) give their insider recommendations.

My grandma was CRAZY about Jimmy Fallon, and now I see why. I’ve just discovered Tonight Show clips on YouTube, and some like this and this, have made me laugh until I cry. (And laughing is SO good for us! 🙂

It’s the season for fresh apricots, nectarines, and peaches. Here’s a recipe for vegan peach/nectarine crisp. Yum!

West Elm has all its rugs on sale. I got this one during their recent Memorial Day sale and love it!

Doesn’t this look like the perfect resource for parents traveling with their kids in Italy?

Photo credit: The One Project on Flickr.


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