My Favorite Bit of Information From The Week:
One of the most helpful articles I have ever read on suicide is Tim Ferris’ blog post about his relationship to mental health, you can find it here: https://tim.blog/2015/05/06/how-to-commit-suicide/?utm_source=convertkit&utm_medium=convertkit&utm_campaign=5bf
Time Ferris short bio:Tim Ferriss has been listed as one of Fast Company‘s “Most Innovative Business People” and one of Fortune‘s “40 under 40.” He is an early-stage technology investor/advisor (Uber, Facebook, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba, and 50+ others) and the author of five #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, including The 4-Hour Workweek and Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers. The Observer and other media have called Tim “the Oprah of audio” due to the influence of The Tim Ferriss Show podcast, which is the first business/interview podcast to exceed 100 million downloads.
I am personally a huge fan of his work and podcast, but this blog post is my favorite bit or work by him so far. I hope you enjoy.
Also: It is “Hi, How Are You?” Day, a global day of mental health awareness. It is intended to destigmatize and normalize the struggles millions face every day. The ask is simple—reach out to a loved one with “Hi, how are you?” and really mean it. That’s it. You never know who might need your help. An associated fundraising concert will be held in Austin, TX this evening, featuring The Flaming Lips, The Black Angels, Yo La Tengo, Built To Spill, and more. You can watch the free live-stream starting at 7 PM CST at this link. Learn more about the Hi, How Are You Project, so named for a mural made famous by Kurt Cobain, at www.hihowareyou.org.
Update on my Show:
Hard work at more editing on the script and playing with various kinds of puppets his week! I met a new puppet enthusiast with a back round in mental health at the International Puppet Festival, and they have agreed to offer feedback on the content of my script with my other mental health professionals- very exciting!
Thank you VERY much to all who have donated thus far, making this project possible. If you would like to donate to my show, share this project with a friend, or find out more about it please check out my gofundme here: https://www.gofundme.com/one-woman-hamlet
I was also able to see some amazing and inspirational performances this past weekend, and look forward to seeing more this coming weekend, at the International Puppet Festival https://www.chicagopuppetfest.org/performances/
Two of my favorites were as follows, please feel free to check out these clips of their work and their websites, they are amazing women to follow.
Paper Cut, with artist Yael Rasooly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7wcYbFWLR0Website:http://www.yaelrasooly.com/
Plexus Polaire, with artist Yngvild Aspeli: https://youtu.be/hrXdjs7a5Website:http://www.plexuspolaire.com/
New From Last Week:
I count the article I already shared by Tim Ferris a resource in and of itself, It is also useful as an insight into what depression can be like for someone if you haven’t experienced it yourself. I am going to post it again to emphasize how much I love it: https://tim.blog/2015/05/06/how-to-commit-suicide/?utm_source=convertkit&utm_medium=convertkit&utm_campaign=5bf