I recently did a little ritual inbox purge and was reminded of a few letters I’ve been enjoying that you might, too. Here’s an update on the newsletters that I’m allowing to fill up the “Promotions” tab on my gmail inbox, in case you’re hankering for a similar inbox purge and replenishing:
I’ll admit the maybe unpopular fact that it took me awhile to warm to Lena Dunham. I don’t know. But when I read the first installment of her new newsletter, Lenny, I was instantly hooked. On the fourth day of reading, I made James bring me my coffee in bed while I read about Jenny Slate’s vajacial. I stayed as perfectly quiet as I could so that Faye would stay sleeping and I could read through Jessica Grose’s entire (short) essay on negotiating maternity leave at a small company. Lenny is relevant, funny, and filled with stories that matter to my womanly heart and mind. Highly recommended, comfort level with the term vajacial aside.
For anyone needing a weekly hit of what’s happening online—or rather, what could be happening online if only you had the tools to get things done, Meighan’s newsletter deserves the right to a bit of your inbox real estate. She’s always got the DL on new apps and services and features and goings-on in the world of the internet. Excellent for anyone running a business. Or a life.
Real women. Real stories. Real(ly) nice graphic design. Amy Woodside’s website is a favorite and her newsletter reminds me to take a look at what she’s been up to.
These quiet Sunday morning newsletters always strike the right tone for me, even if—no, especially if—the most salient point is simply to slow things down a little. To appreciate the view out of the window. To be grateful for a rumpled linen napkin. To make something nourishing for body and spirit.
What about you? Still on the newsletter train? (If you haven’t already you can sign up for my letter at the bottom of this page!)