This week my friend Julia put a name to something I’ve often thought about, but didn’t have a name for: Shine Theory, coined by Ann Friedman.
“Shine Theory is pretty straightforward. ‘When you meet a woman who is intimidatingly witty, stylish, beautiful, and professionally accomplished, befriend her,’ explains Friedman. ‘Surrounding yourself with the best people doesn’t make you look worse by comparison. It makes you better.’
Success isn’t finite. It’s not a substance that can run out, or a product that can be used up. One woman’s success doesn’t counteract your own. And when one of your friends is shining brightly, she doesn’t put you in the shadows. She lights you up, too. Success is limitless, and contagious, and something to be celebrated – regardless of whether or not it’s your own.” (Marie Claire)
Tell me what you think. And tell me about your week! xo Andie
Here are the links that caught my eye:
The least unhealthy items at fast food restaurants | Lifehacker
“Know Your Farmer” + more advice from Dr. Frank Lipman, Gwyneth Paltrow’s health coach | W Magazine
Be careful not to take “The False First Step” | Break the Twitch
We sometimes trick ourselves into thinking that buying expensive accessories is the first step toward achieving a goal. I know my Amazon history would reveal plenty of false first steps. I’ve purchased a yoga mat at least 4 separate times. But if you want to start exercising, don’t start by buying a Fitbit, go for a walk. If you’re interested in photography, hold off on buying that dslr, explore the hobby with the camera you have and then evaluate your needs in the future.
The 100 best films of the 21st century from a survey of 177 prominent film critics | BBC
Daniel and I are going to go through this list and…see them all (fingers crossed).
13 tips for organizing your laptop once and for all (or, until we need to do it again) | Bustle
This week, the completely wonderful Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge came out with a masterpiece book: In the Company of Women. The book profiles 100+ influential and creative women from all ages, races, backgrounds, and industries. All of the interviews shed light on the intricacies of success, the everyday rituals that help these women thrive, and the practical, inspirational advice they want to pass on.
Join me today (10/7/16) at 1pm ET/10am PT for a Twitter party to celebrate #NationalSalmonDay! There will be prizes, coupons, and even the chance to win a cruise to Alaska. Follow along on Twitter with me, @andiemmitchell, Chicken of the Sea @COSMermaid, and Minute Rice @MinuteRiceUS! Use #NationalSalmonDay in your tweets!