The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: If you have access to HBO, I highly recommend the film version of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Oprah’s performance and everyone else’s too was outstanding.
Party of Five: Netflix picked up Party of Five and I’ve been enjoying reliving it while working out, cleaning up, etc. The mid-90s nostalgia is worth every minute that I feel guilty about watching yet more television.
#imomsohard: I recently discovered the #imomsohard Facebook page, which is full of hilarious (to me) videos that speak a lot of truth about suburban family life. I especially loved hearing the two close friends talk about their Game of Thrones obsession and the absurdity of women’s swimwear.
I’m still listening to my love song nostalgia playlist I wrote about a few weeks ago.
I really love this song from 13 Reasons Why even though I didn’t love the show.
Podcast: I’m back into Dear Sugar Radio after taking a long break.
“If It’s Not Serving You Let It Go” I appreciated the recognition here that we hold on to so many material things because we feel we should. Examples in the post: extra sets of sheets we’ll never use, books we will never read, supplies from previous hobbies we no longer take the time to do or enjoy anymore. Of course this all applies to emotional examples, too.
This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel: I LOVED this novel!
May’s friendship advice starts with a letter from a woman (I’m assuming a young woman–hopefully I wasn’t too harsh in my answer) who has her sights focused on making one particular friend her best friend. From the letter it is clear that this...read more
In an amazing feat of procrastination, I made the ultimate love song playlist to satisfy anyone’s 80s and 90s nostalgia needs. Music is a portal to memory, a magic trick that brings us back to a moment, a person, a feeling we had during a certain period of our...read more
I read an equal amount of fiction and memoir and freeze whenever someone asks me for a favorite. Instead of “favorite,” I think along the lines of, “What book am I still thinking about long after the last page?” The list below focuses on...read more
I started my Bullet Journal at the end of January 2017 and got so excited about the whole BuJo (real lingo) world, that I wrote this now much-read (for MY blog, at least) post about how to set up a Bullet Journal and why I love mine so much. There’s good...read more
For my April friendship column I tackled a question I’ve received a few times in my inbox and numerous times in person. It’s all about how to stay friends with someone after your kids stop being friends. When I reached out to some of my wise confidantes,...read more
I’m excited to report that I got my first piece into The Wisdom Daily, a site I’ve long enjoyed and respected. Just when I thought I had nothing new whatsoever to think, say, or write about Passover, I surprised myself. My essay, which I called the “The Middle...read more
About Nina Badzin
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