Link Round Up 9/9/16

"Why Don't We Treat Teeth Like the Rest of our Bodies?" is a really good question.  Our healthcare system needs a lot of reform, which this article shows in a very visceral way.  I also would love for optical care to be taken more seriously as health care, as a person with extremely bad eyes and a family history to prove it.

Butter yellow zinnias from a flower farmer friend.  That one beige-ish zinnia just gets me.

Butter yellow zinnias from a flower farmer friend.  That one beige-ish zinnia just gets me.

I have a tiny wedding this Saturday - very different from last weekend.  Their flowers are 99% local and it makes me really happy.

I have a tiny wedding this Saturday - very different from last weekend.  Their flowers are 99% local and it makes me really happy.

An all-female auto body shop near where I live?  Sign me up.  

If you stand with Standing Rock in the opposition of the crude oil pipeline (and I do stand with Standing Rock, for every single reason I can conjure), then think about donating to the cause.  Bethany Yellowtail is a fashion designer who curates a collective of First Nations artist wares on her website.  All proceeds of the "Protector" clothing will be headed straight to the legal fees of Standing Rock.

"When People Ate People, a Strange Disease Emerged"

Some solid foraging tips and advice.

I've started the hashtag #keepyouraltarupdated on Instagram.  So far, just me.  We'll see.

I've started the hashtag #keepyouraltarupdated on Instagram.  So far, just me.  We'll see.

Also, I wanted to just remind you all of a few things:

  • You're important and you matter.
  • You deserve to be happy.
  • Someone else's success does not diminish your own worth.
  • If you need help, ask for it.
  • There are so many good things about you.  If you feel sad (or Sad, with a capital S), ask a dear friend to tell you something nice about yourself.  I'm sure they can think of at least five nice things to tell you.