let’s be lazy & get better

There’s not a ton of ways you can be lazy and do things that improve your life… but I totally understand that during the holiday break, or really any time you need a bit of rest, being lazy is lovely and sometimes a necessity.

So here’ s just a few ways I like to relax: watching movies and tv shows, listening to podcasts, and reading a good novel.

I also think that these pieces of media can be beneficial and provide you with some good insights, information, and ideas.

So… I’m going to give you a few suggestions for media to consume – things I’ve liked, intend to consume myself, or suggestions received from others! These may inspire you, teach you about history or a concept, provoke new thoughts, or empower you in who you are.

I hope that you find it beneficial and can refer back to it when you need a new read, watch, or listen!


  • Park Avenue Summer by Renee Rosen
  • California Girls by Susan Mallery
  • Own Your Everyday by Jordan Lee Dooley
  • Our Shoes, Our Selves by Moynahan & Benchley

I was gifted this book by my parents for my 22nd birthday. They gifted it to me before a four-hour car ride… well, I finished it within the first half of that trek. My mom was shocked as she figured it would be a coffee-table type book; one that you read through one or two of the stories at a time. I still do this, since it sits on my side table next to my wingback chair, but I was happy to read through the entirety of this collection of stories just after being gifted it. It’s the story of 40 amazing women and 40 pairs of shoes — shoes that tell a story for them, and they share it with us. Some women involved in the project include Maya Lin, Barbara Bush, Rachael Ray, Misty Copeland, Danica Patrick, and many more.

my thoughts
  • The Next Right Thing – Emily Freeman
  • Educated by Tara Westover 
  • The Greatest You by Trent Shelton
  • A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst
  • Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst
  • Just One Day by Gayle Forman
  • Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates 

The best book I have read is Melinda Gates’ book Moment of Lift. It talks a ton about women empowerment, feminism, and how women around the world are lifting each other up out of poverty, abusive situations, and much more. Just overall a really good book that makes you feel like you can conquer the world as a woman. 



  • Charlie’s Angels
  • RBG (Hulu documentary)
  • Someone Great (Netflix)
  • On The Basis of Sex
  • Brittany Runs A Marathon (Amazon Prime)
  • I, Tonya (Hulu)
  • Where Hands Touch (Hulu)

TV Shows

  • Good Trouble (Hulu, Freeform)
  • The Bold Type (Hulu, Freeform)
  • Dollface (Hulu)
  • Shrill (Hulu)
  • Shine On [With Reese Witherspoon] (Netflix)
  • Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime)

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel makes me grateful for women who pushed through the gender barrier… and makes me want to get out there and kill it!



  • The Papaya Podcast
  • Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley and Tanya Rad
  • Pretty Big Deal by Ashley Graham
  • Thick & Thin by Katy Bellotte

Katy Bellotte is one of my favorite content creators — her podcast, youtube channel, instagram… all of it! Her podcast is different from others that I have listened to — it’s just her, drinking a glass of wine or coffee, talking about life as a young woman. Give it a listen – her episodes are named accordingly and you should be able to find a title that sticks out to you!

my thoughts on Thick & Thin podcast

So, my sweet sister friend,

It is okay to rest.

Do not allow yourself to get too caught up in the hustle and bustle.

But don’t forget…

You can get better… even while being ‘lazy’.



Suggestions to add? My inbox is always open on Instagram. @alexfarbie

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