Winter is the season of rest, reflection, and taking things slow. As we head into the holidays, we hope you're taking time to curl up with a good book, settle in for a favorite movie, or laugh along and ponder the universe with some podcast hosts. Today, we're sharing highlights from our team's current reading/listening/watching rotations:
Collecting Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses by Robin Wall Kimmerer.
“It completely changed how I walk through the forest and the neighborhood, and I would recommend it to anyone. Mosses are often overlooked and taken for granted in ecosystems and they are also now harvested for commercial aesthetic use in a way that is completely unsustainable.10/10 recommend for fostering love & respect for the mosses on our Earth!” Madeline
An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
“I've found joy and grounding in digging back into old grad school resources like this gem.” Sam
Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity by Jennifer Weiss-Wolf.
“Reading this book to prepare for the capstone project of my master's program, where I will be studying access to menstrual hygiene management services for people experiencing homelessness in Denver.” Emily W.
My Body by Emily Ratajowski
The Joy of Movement by Kelly McGonigal, PhD
Educated by Tara Westover
Animal, Vegetable, Junk by Mark Bittman
“Books I am reading” Teddi
Metaphysical Milkshake hosted partially by Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute from The Office).
“One of my favorite podcasts of the last year, every week they bring on a guest to discuss a random topic, including this last week's episode is about the importance of forgiveness and how to better forgive others. A great mixture of comedy thought, and a good bit of learning in many episodes!” Aaron
“Podcasts, I love listening to.” Teddi
The Detectorists, featuring Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones.
“It's about two eccentric friends and their metal detecting club in northern Essex and is the perfect blend of dry, sweet, wistful, and kooky. I highly recommend it!” Dana
“If you’re a Sci-Fi fan like I am you will love this series!” Priscilla
“The nostalgia is real.” Emily W.