Morning Motivation // May 5th, 2017

Our weekly fresh and functional links to make waking up more fun.

PICTURE OF THE DAY
Food enthusiast @helenverh makes breakfast look both effortless and luxurious on her Instagram feed.

WORDS
"It is part of the human experience to feel pain. Do not be afraid to open yourself to it." - Rupi Kaur

MUSE OF THE DAY
Alexandra Franzen is a woman of wonderful words. She recently offered a pep talk to everybody on her email list (which, by the way, is considered one of Brit + Co's Top Newsletters) and thoroughly followed through. 

HEALTH HINT
Why sleep is the new black.

MIND MATTERS
Are you a worry rat? Good news. Follow 3 easy steps to break the cycle of a worry loop.

LIFE HACK
Ruby Warrington teaches us how to socialize without alcohol

RECIPE
Unicorns are out. Mermaids are in. Try this mermaid-themed smoothie bowl.

VIDEO
Why the avocado is called an avocado (4 minutes).