GC4W News Weekend Reads – Edition 14

The GC4W News Weekend Reads Edition 14 is a collection of top stories and trending topics. 

With so much news content being published each day on gc4women.org, we have decided to start a new tradition to keep you informed and connected to the resources to improve your life and business. 

The following are top picks and trending topics on gc4women.org news:

1. Michelle Obama Is Hosting a Brand-New Relationship Podcast

Is Michelle Obama stepping into Esther Perel’s shoes? The former first lady’s newly announced Spotify podcast—which will feature weekly conversations with Valerie Jarrett, Michele Norris, Conan O’Brien, and other renowned figures about the relationships that have shaped them—suggests as much. Learn more about her new podcast here.

2. The Important Relationship Between Art and Health

In November 2019, the World Health Organisation’s regional office for Europe published a report showing that the arts have a beneficial effect on health and well-being. A few months later, the report seemed all but forgotten when the Covid-19 pandemic took over everyone’s attention. But perhaps it’s time to look at it again, because it might be even more important now than it was in November. Learn more about the beneficial correlation between art and mental health here.

3. JIGGY Founder Kaylin Marcotte Solved Quarantine Boredom

Kaylin Marcotte, founder of JIGGY, took a leap of faith into a pastime that kept her grounded while working at TheSkimm during its early stages: Puzzles.

Her business, which launched last November, boomed when Covid-19 hit, a surprise silver lining to the pandemic. But her interest in puzzles, fostered before coronavirus, stemmed from a different place. Continue reading here.

4. How to Meditate in a Hectic Home

Stressed out, at your wit’s end, trying to balance work and, if you have kids, your child’s e-learning, and that’s when it happened: You realized you were finally ready to learn how to meditate at home. The only problem, of course, is that home isn’t exactly the quietest place on earth at the moment.

Practicing meditation and mindfulness can take time, to be sure, but the benefits make this investment in your mental health and overall wellbeing more than worth it. Here’s how to meditate at home, starting now. Continue reading here.

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