Have you all seen this show yet? It's phenomenal. Amanda de Cadenet interviews many famous women and asks them fascinating, open, honest questions. It's refreshing to see celebrities push the carefully formulated PR answers aside in an interview and allow themselves to be exactly that. Themselves.
It's much more interesting to hear such things from these ladies, and to learn from the lessons and advice they give. It's inspiring, really.
You can watch all the episodes here. (They even work here in Germany, so I'm quite sure they should work nearly everywhere!)
The website is now a daily read for me. It's full of great stuff.
On a slightly different note, it is Mental Health Awareness Week, something I hold very dear to my own heart.
For those of you suffering from a mental illness, please know that you are not alone. Please reach out to somebody and know that there are many, many helpful resources out there.
People with mental problems are our neighbors. They are members of our congregations, members of our families; they are everywhere in this country. If we ignore their cries for help, we will be continuing to participate in the anguish from which those cries for help come. A problem of this magnitude will not go away. Because it will not go away, and because of our spiritual commitments, we are compelled to take action.-Rosalynn Carter
For those who have dwelt in depression's dark wood, and know its inexplicable agony, their return from the upward out of hell's black depths and at last emerging into what he saw as "the shining world".-William Styron