Weekly Mixed Cuentos (9/2020).

Hola, dear ones!

Weekly mixed cuentos are here, once again. Life these days does make me feel a bit like a poor little hamster in his wheel. But the wheel seems to be in the middle of nowhere, with wind and rain and chaos all around. Anyway, this hamster (myself) has some recommendations to share, so here they are:

To listen

Netflix and chill

You simply must see the 23 hours to kill, by Jerry Seinfeld. I have read quite a few very bad reviews, but I found it to be crazy funny. Funny as in your tummy will hurt after all that laughter. We do need that now, right?

I also binged season 2 of Dead to me. Now, this is not a masterpiece meant to be talked about for many centuries to come, but it is funny and the acting is surprisingly good, so, why not?

More on the chill side, after so much working in awkward postures, some yoga stretches to relieve the back pain are more than needed:

Other stuff

This guide on social distancing is the best ever 🙂

Here you can find some weirdly awesome backgrounds for your Zoom conferences.

An interview with Esther Perel about couples under stress is very useful, always.

This:

About the importance of singing badly:

We’re encountering a fundamental idea: that we don’t need to be good at something, anything for us to join in. That we belong here anyway. That we deserve to exist. Others – much more than we think – are like us; they’re not judging us harshly most of the time; they’re wishing that they, themselves, could take the step we’re taking and – in fact – they are finding some of the encouragement they need precisely in our own inept, gloriously out of key but utterly genuine and beautiful efforts. 

https://www.theschooloflife.com/thebookoflife/the-importance-of-singing-badly/

This:

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As singing icon Adele is being celebrated worldwide for her significant weight loss, the body positivity world is grappling with what it means when a “full-figured” icon no longer fits the bill. That’s a lot of responsibility, and she never asked for it. Without posting any side-by-side comparison pics or discussing her health or her strategies for undergoing a “body transformation,” Adele has become an involuntary before-and-after image in our collective consciousness. 🖤Whether it is body positivity advocates who championed her “before” body or everyone else fawning over her “after,” both represent ways she is objectified and reduced to her body — *even if one serves the good cause of normalizing and appreciating size diversity.* This represents the trap we fall into when we think that we can place women with larger bodies on a pedestal as examples of body positivity — thriving or surviving despite their less-celebrated appearances — and think we won’t get hurt when she falls or gets pushed off that pedestal (by losing weight, promoting a diet plan, or saying something negative about her larger size). When she comes crashing down from her #bopo pedestal, our feelings and hopes about our own similar bodies come crashing down along with her. ✖️Have you found your body anxiety being triggered by seeing Adele’s smaller body, and seeing it receive so much praise and attention? We understand why you might be feeling that, and we want you to see it as an opportunity to rethink the ways you might view and value bodies — your own and others’. Swipe through for highlights & read our full post linked in bio and at beautyredefined.org! #morethanabody #seemorebemore

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This is all for this week. More chaos than ever, I know. It happens. 😀

Be good and remember:

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