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My favourite thing I’ve found on Substack is Dear Dante. Funniest thing online:

www.deardante.com

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I highly recommend this gorgeous long-form essay by the incomparable Amanda Palmer - a beautifully structured meditation on divorce (within the unusual setting of a Ted Talks conference) - a truly lyrical and moving piece: https://amandapalmer.substack.com/p/what-it-feels-like-to-get-divorcedand

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And in case anyone is interested - here is one of my own pieces about how hard it can feel as a parent to choose the right words and say the right things when discussing challenging or frightening subjects with young children: https://icantbegintoimagine.substack.com/p/monsters

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lovely

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I’m going through a divorce myself because of all the corruption that the Australian government has done to me and I want to know who can help me write a book because I’m one of the most decorated civilians in Australian history and I’m even in the history book of Australia and it will spin everybody out when they see what this government has done to their National hero because they are protecting guilty people from cruelty and torture of their animals and they are in the witness protection program and I believe they are protected because of a court case in London in the nineties

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I have a coffee meditation obsession. Ex: I drink my coffee being fully present now without looking at the phone or reading anything. Sip and enjoy. (Obsessions can be healthy if they are mindful rituals, rather than mindless habits. )

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I did something similar after reading Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. I tried to only do one thing at a time. I fell off after too short period but I often think about trying that again. Coffee sounds like a great starting point.

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Thanks for sharing that. Absolutely - it makes it a ritual that can set off the rest of the day in a positive direction. Thanks for sharing that book title...I'll add it to the list (: I also find that if I don't start the day off in the right mind, it's hard to claw back. Do you like to meditate, if so, morning or evening moreso?

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I have two small kids so meditation is a crime of opportunity for me. But it’s a necessary one.

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I can imagine! Hey as long as they can see it as an action you're taking to help you become an amazing father, then it's a win/win for everyone.

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For anyone willing to traverse the extra mile and gaze into gender role disparties please do here. https://kallolpoetry.substack.com/p/money-prowess-has-been-kept-away-from-my-cooking-hands-1bbba6bda357

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I'm still carrying with me this really impactful essay about language, identity, and family in the Brown Barge by Spencer Orenstein Lequerica: https://thebrownbarge.substack.com/p/how-long-can-you-live-in-isolation

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Thank you so much for the love and support!

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I second this suggestion wholeheartedly

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Omg. We had those mugs when I was a child.

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I love the scent memory of “the air smelt like curry leaves” - so delicious.

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It’s a beautiful aroma. Curry leaves are notoriously hard to grow but there’s nothing quite like having a fresh plant in the backyard. I’m on my 4th attempt

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I didn’t know they were hard to grow, I was actually planning on planting one this summer. Any tips?

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Atleast that’s the case in NZ as the ground gets frosty in the winter. My tips are to plant it in a hot sunny space and also to leave it in the pot until the plant properly matures. Or if it gets cold, bring it inside at that point.

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I’m in Canada so I think it’ll spend a lot of time indoors!

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Sounds great, I agree with you.

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My partner is South Indian so we frequently make dishes with curry leaves and it’s honestly such a welcome aroma! And even before meeting him, I used to go to the Indian store and get curry leaves to keep in my freezer

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For anyone willing to traverse the extra mile and gaze into gender role disparties please do here. https://kallolpoetry.substack.com/p/money-prowess-has-been-kept-away-from-my-cooking-hands-1bbba6bda357

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I am obsessing over the Sciemce of Sleep. A podcast by Tim Ferris.

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Have you read "Why We Sleep" by Matthew Walker? an excellent illuminating read

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I should say Dr. Matthew Walker ;-) he worked hard for that PhD - I shouldn't casually rob him of it

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No but adding it to my list! Thank you!

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Thanks for another interesting compilation, I found a couple of articles interesting. Especially the truth about the cherry blossoms.

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I wanted to thank Steve Schmidt for producing an eye opening powerful interview with a female victim and a female attorney about sexual Stealthing……

Thank you for shining light in the dark dusty corners of male dominance and superiority and its dirty painful secrets:)

LB

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For anyone willing to traverse the extra mile and gaze into gender role disparties please do here. https://kallolpoetry.substack.com/p/money-prowess-has-been-kept-away-from-my-cooking-hands-1bbba6bda357

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I am an avid vintage glassware collector. Loved this!

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Obsession is funny. I never used to dream of Japan until the old cliche of meeting a girl.

Now I'm here and obsessed with what makes the country unique.

Hope you can check out my substack exploring this here.

https://hiddenjapan.substack.com/

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Always great but so glad to see The Pilgrimage story on here!!

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Thank you so much for sharing the story of my Mumma and her beautiful curry. She’s be so proud that her tasty little curry is reaching so many homes

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I am new to this site, welcome

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I thank Thee 🙏🏽

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