May is over and out! And what a whirlwind of a month it’s been! The tension in the air is thick as we approach Malta’s elections this weekend, so here’s a post to remind you of some other things in life 🙂
Favourite show on Netflix
Hasan Minhaj’s “Homecoming King“: This show had me switching between roaring laughter and tears rolling down my face. Hasan tells his story about growing up in California with his Indian father. With hilarious anecdotes, we learn about the generation gap between immigrant parents and their children who were born in the United States. We learn about the shame Hasan experienced because he felt there was something wrong with him because he wasn’t white. He lets us in on all this in such a sweet way, like we are his friends, like there’s a level of trust between us already.
“They love you, but they’re afraid of you at the same time.”
Honestly, if you want to watch something to warm your heart and make you believe that there is goodness in the world, watch this show.
Sadia Badiei of “Pick Up Limes” makes beautiful videos about nutrition, travel and minimalism. My favourite videos are the ones about nutrition. She is a dietitian, so she doesn’t simply suggest recipes that she likes to make, but her recipes contain well-thought-out nutritional balance. Her videos encourage me to have a more mindful relationship with food and I learn how to better support myself with a mostly vegetarian lifestyle. Here’s an example of her work.
When I was a kid, I always remember my mum dancing and singing along to “Black Hole Sun”. I always thought it was weird that that song resonated with her so much because my mum was always into upbeat, happy music… The darkness of that song just didn’t seem to fit her. But, it did!
Chris Cornell had a way of taking the darkness he experienced in life and channeling it into his music. It is so sad to think that he felt he couldn’t cope in the last moments of his life.
I hope that his story reminds us that when we experience troubling thoughts and emotions, we need to speak to someone about them. Trust that the other person can handle it.
I love his cover of “Nothing compares to you”.
Favourite Guided Meditation
Here’s one for when getting to sleep is a challenge. I hope it helps you!
Sending you love,