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It’s no secret around these parts that I’m a bit of a self help junkie. If I’m in a reading rut it’s the first thing I reach for to get my head out of a computer and staring at a book (well… Kindle) instead. I was such a fan of Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly that I was considering reading it again (something I never do), but then I stumbled upon her first book, The Gifts of Imperfection Have you read it? It’s somewhat rocking my world, in the sense that it’s making crystal clear just how deeply I care about other’s opinions and seek other’s approval far before my own. Not an uncommon tendency, but something worth doing a true mental check on when working to make our ownl personal happiness our first priority.  And shouldn’t it be? That’s my main focus as of late!

And on that note, I’m going to rake in as much self indulgence as possible this weekend. Here are a few fun links… see you back here in Monday! xo

On Karma + Cultivating Real Relationships (this is such a good read)

A deodorant detox.

Parmesan Zucchini Fries

I’m not usually one to link to giveaways, but WOW this one from Apartment 34 is killer.

The best no show sport socks.

Love this love letter to New York City.

This popcorn…. OMG.

Perfect products for a tan face.

40 Snacks to Keep at the Office

The perfect baseball cap for summer.

Cuyana is making cluthes!

And NEED this bikini.

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  1. Sheila

    I love love love Brene Brown. Also recently got into Anne Lamott, have you tried her books? And of course Elizabeth Gilbert. Even loved her recent fiction. And the website I love is Momastery, have you seen it? Its kind of for Moms but honestly the stuff she talks about is very Brene Brownish. Anyway, love finding out you Brene as much as I do. Its all about stanidng in your vulnerablity isn’t it? Hope to see you soon –

  2. Thanks for including me in you round-up, lady! Glad you liked that post — it’s one of my favorites, too.

    Also, I’m so glad you introduced me to your site! Your aesthetic is so adorable and totally relatable. Excited to keep in touch!

    Happy Friday!
    x Hallie

    • Clara

      Hey Hallie! You’re so welcome! I love your writing. Thanks for the kind words on my site, too :) I feel like we definitely have lots of blogger friend overlap (Grace, Hitha, Kat, Julia, etc) so we’ll definitely need to grab a group drink soon! xx

      • Not into self-help books at all but have just read Ruby Wax’s Sane New World and it’s changed my life!

        • Clara

          Thanks for the rec! I’ll have to check it out.

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