Listen up: Meditation Tips and a Q&A with Two Non-Cheesy Greeting-Card Designers
This week, we’re talking about all the feels! After diving into our deep thoughts on making meditation part of your daily life (with a bonus Lil Wayne update), we get on the horn with Carissa Potter and Heather Van Winckle, the genius duo behind the that’s-actually-what-I-was-trying-to-say greeting card line People I’ve Loved, and chat about why caring is cool.
But first! Our next installment of #ReadingThings lands right before Thanksgiving—on November 21st, we’ll be chatting all about Ruth Ozeki’s novel, A Tale for the Time Being. It’s a bit of a long one but so, so worth it—so get to it!
On our mediation tips and tricks…
- Check out Transcendental Meditation, starting with New York’s guide to "14 Things You Need to Know About Transcendental Meditation."
- Don’t sleep on George Stephanopoulos’s inspiring morning routine, which starts with 2:15 a.m. zen sesh. And in other celebrity TM news, The David Lynch Foundation provides focus training for prisoners.
- Apps we use: Insight Timer, Calm, and Simply Being.
- Some of Claire’s favorite Insight Timer guides are from Jason Murphy Pedulla, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, and the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. She also recommends picking up the book The Mindful Way Through Depression if that’s something you struggle with.
- Additional reading: Lil Wayne’s prison diary (something else that consumes our mornings) and Andrew Sullivan’s piece "I Used to Be a Human Being."
- Two of their especially stand-out cards: Date You and 99% Totally Happy for You.
- Also check out Colpa Press, which Carissa co-founded, for more rad paper products.
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