Life’s more fun when you live it flavorfully—that’s why we pepper our days with dynamic reads, inspired adventures, brain-feeding podcasts, and recipes we’ll cook up as soon as we have the time. Here’s our Friday roundup of the five things we’re into and up to this week:


1. Watching | Creative Mornings
Putting Yourself in a Position for Serendipitous Discovery
Katalina Mayorga knows a thing or two about serendipity. Sure, the word itself implies an element of surprise, but what if those surprises aren’t the result of circumstance, but instead the result of deliberate choices? Hear how her decision to inspire a generation of adventure-seekers through El Camino Travel has helped her beat witness to serendipity in her day-to-day. 

2. Listening | NPR 
Invisbilia – True You
While it may seem a bit daunting to look within, sometimes it offers just the clarity you’ve been looking for. This week, Invisibilia is tackling what to do when you surprise yourself with something you want or something you are. Cue all of the self-reflection.

3. Sweating | BuzzFeed
Here’s How I Actually Became a Morning Workout Person
It’s a story so many of us can relate to: okay with working out a few evenings a week, but equally fine with forgoing the cause if something more fun comes up. Read up on how this BuzzFeeder went from Sleeping Beauty to rise-with-the sun workout machine in one very focused month.

4. Cooking | For Those Who Savor
Crazy Feta Mac N’ Cheese
We can’t think of anything more perfectly suited for summer cookout season than this corn-studded twist on an always favorite. We paired our favorite traditional mac with some  – think almond milk and a splash of white wine – and we rounded the whole thing out with the always-coveted Crazy Feta.

5. Feeling | Bon Appétit
How to Eat Like the Happiest People in the World
The 2017 World Happiness Report, and it has all eyes on the Nordic lifestyle. Norway, Denmark, and Iceland round out the top three countries, with Finland not far behind — reason enough for food-loving happiness seekers to take notice. Drawing comparisons to a Mediterranean diet, these countries are known for a diet rich in whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy oils, and fish.