This week we find out:
- Literature’s most beloved women heroines
- Who is the first female Saudi Arabian filmmaker
- What are 3 communication mistakes that you can easily avoid
- The real meaning of self-compassion and how it differs from self-esteem
- Messy or tidy — which is better for creativity?
At the end of this post, we encourage you to join us for a conversation. This week’s Juicy Bites question for you, dear emerging women, is:
1. Well-Read Women: Gorgeous Watercolor Portraits of Literature’s Most Beloved Heroines via Brain Pickings
The New-York-based painter and fashion illustrator Samantha Hahn is celebrating women in fiction. This book is a fascinating collection of expressive watercolor depictions paired with a memorable quote, of such literary icons as Jane Eyre, Anna Karenina, Holly Golightly, and Clarissa Dalloway.
2. Meet Haifaa Al Mansour, the first female Saudi Arabian filmmaker via Interview Magazine
This is quite impressive. Al Mansour’s first feature film called Wadjda, is the first movie to be filmed entirely in Saudi Arabia, and Al Mansour is the first female Saudi Arabian filmmaker.
“There are opportunities for women now, and you have to be able to stand up for yourself, for what you believe in. And the culture is opening up and there are pockets, windows for women. But a lot of women are shy to take them because the culture will not accept women working in a mixed environment; they don’t want women to travel alone and study abroad. It may compromise women getting married quickly. It is very much like America in the 1940s, but it is more [conservative]; women have to be completely covered.” — Haifaa Al Mansour
3. Three communication mistakes with big impact via Tara Sophia Mohr-Wise Living
Tara shares with us a super easy way we can play big this year. Learn how to avoid 3 common communication mistakes, and how to build your voice to be strong, determined, non-apologetic.
“Our words are our opportunity. That opportunity is bigger than ever before because women are more literate than ever before and have access to technology — from laptops to email — that amplify our communication.”
4. Kristin Neff — The Real Meaning of Self-Compassion via Grace & Fire Podcast
This episode’s guest is the inspiring Kristin Neff. Kristin is a professor of human development and culture at the University of Texas, Austin, and she has practiced Buddhist Meditation since 1997. In addition to authoring numerous academic articles on self-compassion, she has written a new book titled “Self-Compassion,” released by William Morrow in 2011.
In this episode, Kristin Neff and the host of Grace & Fire, Chantal Pierrat spoke about:
- The real meaning of Self-Compassion and how it differs from Self-Esteem,
- The masculine and feminine aspects of mindfulness and self-compassion,
- The researched results of self-compassion and what the findings mean for leaders, and women leaders in particular,
- How self-compassion takes us from recognition, to action, and the power creating a practice of self care and love,
- And finally, Kristen offers sage advice for those women on the precipice of their own emergence.
5. It’s Not ‘Mess.’ It’s Creativity. via New York Times
MESSY or tidy — which is better?
Historically, the evidence has favored the tidy spaces. But then the obvious question surfaces: “If messiness is so bad, why do so many people tolerate, and even embrace, it?”
Kathleen D. Vohs, from Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, with two of her colleagues, conducted an interesting experiment and came to the conclusion that physical order produces healthy choices, generosity, and conventionality, whereas disorder produces creativity.
Here are a few of their predictions that led to their experiment:
“Since tidiness has been associated with upholding societal standards, we predicted that just being around tidiness would elicit a desire for convention. We also predicted the opposite: that being around messiness would lead people away from convention, in favor of new directions.” — Kathleen D. Vohs
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