Wednesday, November 23, 2016 | By Rosie Chuong

Weekend Wishes & Links To Love | November 2016

EMPOWERMENT IN PAIN

Emotional pain is universal, but each person’s experience is utterly unique. A pang of anxiety, the dull throb of loneliness, the sting of disappointment or heartbreak—these are things we all feel, but respond to differently.  Some lash out, others hide away. I tend to minimize my feelings in an attempt to “not be a burden.” To be human is to feel, and feel deeply; however, pain tells us we are alone in our hurt and powerless against it. Rather than let it drive us apart, we have to choose to find strength and unity in pain.

Acknowledge the validity of what you are feeling.

Some of the truest words I have heard about pain were written by John Green. “That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.” I also find it refuses to go away until you allow yourself to truly feel it. The best way to have power in the midst of pain is to recognize it.

Tell yourself the truth about your pain: it is not permanent.

For your next TABLESCAPE: these DIY gold leaf cards

For those nights cozying up near the fireplace: a round-up of books to read this fall

Just in case you don’t want to lose momentum, an abs and butt workout plan for these next two months

Hauntingly beautiful portraits by Claire Tabouret

Currently on the wish list: these Manolo Blahnik bow pumps are perfect for cocktail parties or days at the office

For the BUSINESS minded: what is a B-corp and if your business should be one

If you’re planning on skipping winter, a resort trip to this bohemian surf town in Bali might be the perfect place

On living thoughtfully and intentionally: acknowledging what you like most about yourself

An interview with Carolyn Murphy for Estée Lauder

Weekend Wishes & Links To Love | November 2016

Weekend Wishes & Links To Love | November 2016

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Photos: @cupofherbaltea | Vogue Runway (Chanel Couture Fall 2016)