Something Good: What You Need to Read This Week

Good news from around the Web to start your week right!

This is a curated version of a list that originally appeared on “A Thousand Shades of Gray.” For more of your daily dose of happy, please visit the complete list here

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Nature Rx Part 1. "Set in the world of a spoofed prescription drug commercial, Nature Rx offers a hearty dose of laughs and the outdoors—two timeless prescriptions for whatever ails you." How A Couple Of 'Frugal Weirdos' Are Saving 71% Of Their Income So They Can Retire At Age 33. This is what we will Regret Most at the End of Our Lives {Infographic} on Elephant Journal. My Morning Routine, "an independent online magazine that brings you a brand new, inspiring morning routine every Wednesday to help set you up for a more productive and enjoyable day." As someone who gets up every morning before the sun and has a carefully cultivated morning routine, I love this site. Two of my favorite entries so far are Tammy Strobel and Caroline Leon, who also just so happen to be two of my favorite bloggers and humans. How do you heal? from Alena Hennessy. Wonderful advice on not just healing but living a good life. Silence and the Space to Be Amazed by Annie Rosenbauer on On Being. "It only takes one moment of silence to listen, to notice, to be amazed. What do we hear in these moments of silence? We hear each other, we hear ourselves, we hear the Earth." Discarded Tree Trunks Turned Into Stunning Wood Sculptures By Jae-Hyo Lee. I confess, I get a little stuck in thinking "why were all these trees cut down?" but what he does with the wood is truly amazing. 16 Incredible Stories of Healing Through Yoga. "Through the process of devoting themselves to practice, these humble and strong women and men have found a healing journey that has radically shifted their lives." World’s Most Photogenic Shar Pei And His Cat Are The Best Friends Ever. This is stupid cute. (Stupid cute: Someone or something that is so attractive it disrupts your ability to intelligently process information while looking at it, something so unbelievably cute it makes you stupid). Too Much to Do, Not Enough Time. Really good advice from Zen Habits. Newspaper popouts, a cool new project from one of the coolest, Austin Kleon. 4 Questions to Help You Know if You Need a New Job or Just a Break, wisdom from Laura Simms. Accidentally good at it on Chookooloonks, in which Karen Walrond suggests a simple but radical shift to achieving your goals. Practice Pema Chödrön’s "Three Conscious Breaths." "Pema Chödrön teaches us a simple technique we can use anytime we need a break from our habitual patterns." Compared to... wisdom from Seth Godin. He has a way of using hardly any words to say everything. Photo courtesy of Jill SalahubJill Salahub   Jill Salahub writes about the tenderness and the terror, the beauty and the brutality of life, and of her efforts to keep her heart open through it all on her blog, A Thousand Shades of Gray.