I don’t think I’m in the minority when I say that Mondays have never been my favorite day of the week. But I do believe more and more that a good Monday means a good week ahead. And I also believe that the only person that can make my Monday great is me. Here are a few articles that got my attention over the weekend. . .
If you are a feminist … I don’t really know why people expect Playboy Magazine to treat the topic of modesty seriously, but it still isn’t right that they should openly mock it. Especially when they’re dealing with a topic that is already highly politicized: the hijab. This commentary from The Washington Post breaks the piece from Playboy down taking the issue past feminism … this is humanism.
If you’re a fitness fanatic … Even when I’m deathly ill I feel guilty about not fitting in my workout. But this guide from Self Magazine tells you when you should skip that morning Bar Method class. Next time I get a tattoo, I’ll know to lay off the sweat sessions for a few days.
If you have a case of wanderlust … and you’re planning a trip, read this guide before you book your flights. I always check the airline sites as well as the discount websites just to make sure I am getting the best deal. And also make sure to turn on a private browsing session before you do your homework. It won’t save the cookies so it won’t drive the prices for flights and hotels up as you shop around.
Monday Mantra: “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”
Song of the Week: “Moonlight Sonata” by Beethoven. Since starting my new job, life has gotten a bit more hectic … but for the better. Classical music has always calmed my nerves and allowed me to meditate. Beethoven is one of my favorite composers and I think this is one of his most beautiful compositions.
What I’m Reading: Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Ann Fowler … as I said, my life is crazy. I never get time to read and that makes me sad.
What I’m Binging on: I’m still working on Grace & Frankie but I am trying to catch up the great shows I have stockpiled on the DVR. One of those being Penny Dreadful. It has an incredible cast led by one of my many celeb crushes, the drop-dead gorgeous Eva Green. I just can’t wait to catch her in the recently released Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. It also doesn’t hurt that my love for Tim Burton knows no bounds.