My Fave Five for February 2019

Happy Monday! Today I’m excited to share with you the first post a new blog series! At the end of every month, I’m going to be giving you the low down on my favorite things specific to that month. I’ve selected my categories and for each one I’ll pick my favorite that falls under it.

So what are the categories?
We’ll be covering my favorite:

Game.
Book.
Show.
Artist.
Blog Post.

I’m going to be reviewing each category, going through everything that I’ve done over the course of the month, and choosing my Fav Five. I’m hoping this will help you all get to know me a little better. And maybe it’ll introduce you to some new things to try!

I think it’s time we just hopped into it!


Game: Kingdom Hearts 3

So this game came out in January, but YES I’m still playing it. With life happening all around me (changes at work, getting ready to move, working on GG projects) I haven’t had as much time to focus on this game as I had wanted.

HOWEVER.

It is still absolutely one of my favorite games at the moment. Sure, it relies heavily on nostalgia. But I’m hella nostalgic. I love the callbacks to old games and the addition of new Disney movies. It may not be the best game ever made, but it is SO FUCKING FUN. When I play this game, I feel like I can truly just lay back, relax, and enjoy the ride. It’s almost like feeling like a kid again.


Book: Real World Mindfulness for Beginners

So, I initially started this book a while ago. Like…we’re talking MONTHS.

But, again, life has been crazy lately. So, I recently restarted it.

And thank goodness I did. I don’t think I truly could have appreciated this book in the state I was in previously. But this month, I was 100% open to its message and ready to take in the knowledge.

I love how this book focuses on different experts in each chapter. They tell you their story and describe their expertise. Then, they give you actual, real-world methods you can use to apply their brand of mindfulness to your life (oh wow, a straight forward book title?)

And not every single exercise is going to work for every single person — so there are multiple. I love going through the different exercises and finding what works best for me. This has helped me so much with truly discovering mindfulness and understanding it in a way that makes sense to me. It has especially helped with incorporating meditation into my life in a way that actually works for my brain.


Show: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Okay, I mentioned nostalgia earlier but speaking of….

So when they first announced this show for Netflix I was incredibly hyped. I mean, Sabrina the Teenage Witch was one of my fav shows when I was younger.

Spoiler Alert: This is not the same at all.

This show is dark, it’s creepy, and it’s a little concerning at times. But I love it.

I’ve recently been getting in touch with my more spiritual and witchy side (check out my fav Tarot app in this post) so this has been fun to watch. It’s pretty dark and gory and I definitely have to close my eyes a few times. Okay, maybe more than a few times. But that doesn’t stop me from recommending it to everyone.


Artist: Cat Coquillette

this image is one of CatCoq’s logo and was found on her website

From dark and spooky to bright and joyful!

I somehow just discovered CatCoq when I was taking one of her classes on Skillshare as part of a Workshop I was participating in. Now I want to know where she’s been all my life!

I love all of her work, but her watercolor pieces are what truly draw me in and inspire me — probably because I’m working on developing my own watercolor technique. She has a few watercolor classes on Skillshare that I think I’m gonna give a try!

She posts all of her amazing artwork on her Instagram. If you’re ever in a bad mood, just pull her page up for an instant pick-me-up and some amazing inspiration!


Blog Post: How To Pull Yourself Out Of A New Year Funk

this image is directly from the blog post

This post really spoke to me when I read it earlier this month. I’ve been a fan of Advice from a 20 Something for a while. It’s reassuring to read content by people in my age group who are going through the exact same things as me.

So this post by Michele Lando popping up riiiight around the time my life was changing drastically? It felt like fate.

And while this post specifies “New Year Funk” I can 100% guarantee these practical tips will help you get out of ANY funk. Michele isn’t promising any magical cures, quick fixes, or instant results. She’s giving us normal, every day things that can fall by the wayside on our descension into the dumps.

Getting out of a funk isn’t easy, especially when it feels like you’re drowning in it. But just these little steps make it a hell of a lot more manageable.


So, there we have it: my first ever Fav Five!

To recap, here’s my Fav Five for February:

  1. Game: Kingdom Hearts 3
  2. Book: Real World Mindfulness for Beginners
  3. Show: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  4. Artist: Cat Coquillette
  5. Blog Post: How To Pull Yourself Out Of A New Year Funk

Each of these things has truly inspired me this month. As we head into March, I feel I have an abundance of opportunity in my life. Which, honestly, is such an amazing feeling.

If this got you thinking about your own personal Fav Five, feel free to list them out in the comments section below! I love hearing everyone’s different tastes.

As always, loves:

Keep Gloing.

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