TikTok creator KC Davis, the author of Struggle Care, wants us to move beyond simply dividing up our list of chores

Imagine a world in which we put rest, not work, at the center of our lives.

What if instead of starting with our to-do lists, and building our lives around paid work and household tasks, we first asked: What do I need to feel fully myself? Is it time away…

The impulse to tuck away our most valuable possessions promotes a culture of consumption and keeps us from truly enjoying what we have

When I graduated from college, my sister made me a quilt. Over the two decades that followed, it has kept me warm in more than a dozen apartments spread over three states. …

As a busy parent, I longed for community. So I grabbed the biggest pot I could find and started stirring.

Right now, there’s a giant pot of curried squash soup on my kitchen stove and a sheet tray of tahini shortbread cookies in the oven. In about an hour, three families from my neighborhood will gather in my backyard at the long picnic table I bought with my last stimulus…

A strategy I learned from KC Davis, aka Domestic Blisters, the TikTok creator who’s revolutionizing rest

I have a really hard time stopping. As someone who has worked from home for over a decade, wherever I look, there’s always something else to do, whether that’s on my computer or in my kitchen.

Most of the time this serves me well, as I toggle back and forth…

Taking a beat before responding in difficult scenarios has helped me close the gap between who I am and who I’d like to be

Recently, my husband and I were in the middle of an intense argument over something inconsequential. I was winding up to double-down on a point I was making when we heard a knock at the door. It was our neighbor dropping by to return the bowl we’d left at her…

You’re doing a lot—and you’re good at it. Stop trying to make it look easy.

Last weekend, I hosted a birthday party for my nephew. At one point, I was shuttling between the stove inside and the grill outside to finish the taco filling for the kids and grilled chicken for the grownups. When my sister asked how she could help, my first instinct was…

Annaliese Griffin

Annaliese Griffin is a writer and editor who most recently led the Quartz Daily Obsession, an award-winning newsletter. She lives in Vermont with her family.

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