I’m an early riser. I haven’t always been a morning person, but for the past several years, I’ve simply just been unable to sleep in. It started with a desire to get in an hour or two of writing or researching or brainstorming or reading before heading to the office. Now, I feel like I’ve discovered the most beautiful part of the day—those lovely, quiet morning hours in which I can read, sip on my morning cup of coffee, and yes, do a little work—but mostly just gently enter a new day.
My morning habit means I rarely stay up super-late anymore, but I can’t imagine my life without my calming, meditative morning hours—which is why I love the lead story in today’s Link Love Friday post: 8 Ways to Wake Up Happy, from Prevention.
Here are the other things I’ve been reading+enjoying lately. Happy almost weekend! —Aleigh
More information on the dairy + sugar = acne debate.
There were definitely some news-to-me items on this list of 20 things you didn’t know you could recycle.
From MindBodyGreen, 8 things you should always buy.
CV Skinlabs has launched a new campaign to help get their gentle, natural products into cancer treatment centers and hospitals. I always love hearing about how natural skincare companies come to be—Britta’s story is really inspiring.
(Image via Victoria Nevland)