Hygge describes an intentional chilling out of the spirit as a way to harmonize with – not combat or stave off – the darkness of winter, and an intentional meditative time created out of the much-maligned but potentially fruitful malady we desperately call cabin fever. Hygge, then, is about man caves. Woman caves. Ice houses. Saunas. Igloos. Blankets. Hunkering down. Staying in. Cuddling up. Lighting candles. Making love, not work or war.
Or you could download my free ebook, 29 Ways To Actually Enjoy Winter.
Holy cow, am I sucker for these ice cubes.
Aren’t these half-painted rooms pretty?
Annnnnd I love non-house buildings that people turn into houses. Like this 1880’s barn!
A super sweet obituary for a family dog.
In the event that ‘lose weight’ was one of your 2015 resolutions, here are 55 tips to keep it off for good.
Rape doesn’t just happen to women and the victim doesn’t have to be likable to be telling the truth.
A victim doesn’t have to be relatable or reliable or likable or “normal” – or even a good person – for you to believe them. You can be utterly baffled by someone’s every move and still take their victimisation seriously. LaBeouf’s bizarre behaviour and his sexual violation are in no way mutually exclusive, nor are the latter and his gender. “He was asking for it.” “Why didn’t he fight back?” “Why didn’t he say ‘no’?” “He must have wanted it.” “He seems crazy.” These are flat-out unacceptable things to say to a person of any gender. In a culture where male victimhood is stigmatised as feminine and weak (toxic masculinity is, above all, an extension of misogyny), believing male victims isn’t oppositional to feminism, it is a feminist imperative.
And a few Yes & Yes posts you might have missed: 5 things to do when you fail, Quotes from our imaginary BFF Zora Neale Hurston, True Story: A nudist resort helped me love my body.
Hope 2015 is treating you well!