I'm kicking off my stress-free November with things that make me happy. Like putting up fairy lights and trawling the internet for essays and poetry, truths and stories. Here is a selection of my favourites.
Adventures in Depression by Allie Brosh of Hyperbole and a Half.
Damien Rice covering I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For. Amazingly good.
For all book-lovers out there, a tongue-in-cheek article on whether reading on the loo is bad for you.
You know how well-written essays reduce me into a flailing mess of admiration and happiness?
Well, here's one: Will Self wrote a stunning, heartbreaking essay on illness, addiction and mortality.
Another thing I can't get enough of is spoken word poetry. Sarah Kay on long distance relationships.
And finally, when I was born, I was the 5,524,617,285th person alive. And the 80,727,002,777th person ever to have lived. What about you?