September 19, 2021

September 17, 2021: Four things we're watching this weekend

What we're watching for this week

After a particularly hard news cycle, do you ever hit a wall and just want to Netflix and chill by yourself? Bad news burnout is a thing, and knowing when to get off Twitter and relax a little is super important.

Here are a few watchable movies, shows, and events that we'll have our eyes on in the next week.

What we watch when we need to relax...
Authentic self-care can include exercising, eating well, and getting enough sleep. But there’s also space for easier and more accessible forms of self-care, like kicking back on the couch with a good show or movie. If you need to take a break and rest your heart and mind, our team has a few recommendations.

The show everyone is talking about...
Have you heard of 'The Chair' on Netflix? Starring Sandra Oh, raves and reviews have filled our newsfeeds the past few weeks. It's all about the trials and tribulations of the first woman of color to head the English department of a major university. The challenges that women in academia face are well-known, and 'The Chair' dares to tackle them with humor. If you've seen the show and have thoughts about it, let us know!

Oh's character is also a single adoptive mother — something we don't think we've seen in mainstream tv before. Stay tuned for a FemCatholic article on this special vocation.

The advice we need right now...
What's getting in the way of living your best life right now? Are there big decisions are weighing on you? The pandemic has turned the world upside down over the past year, and it may feel difficult to sort through how to make decisions, especially big ones. If you could sit down with a trusted counselor, she might help you realize subtle things that are leading you away from being happy and having clarity about how to make these decisions well.

Join us on Monday, September 27, for a webinar with Brya Hanan, licensed marriage and family therapist, who will help you reflect on what's keeping you from making the best decisions possible. You will walk away with clarity on what gets in the way of being happy and living your best life in adulthood. Register now to join us for free on this live webinar and Q&A.

OSV Innovation Challenge Virtual Showcase
FemCatholic is excited and grateful to be a finalist in the 2021 OSV Innovation Challenge! There were over 600 applicants this year, and now we are one of just 12 finalists. Three winners will receive a grant of $100,000 — which would be a GAME-CHANGER for our work!

You can tune in to show your support and hear our final pitch at 9:20 a.m. ET tomorrow, Saturday 18! Founder Samantha Povlock will present our goals for the future and answer questions from the judges. Register for the virtual showcase to cheer on FemCatholic.

We want to offer a word of gratitude for all your support and prayers that have gotten us to this point. We do this because women like you inspire us every day! And we know that we wouldn't be here without you. Thank you for being our partners in this mission for women and for the Church.

Here are a few other top picks for the week...

READ: Huma Abedin Honored the Women of Afghanistan on Her Met Dress
We love seeing women using fashion to make a statement. While AOC's political statement dress got the most attention this week, she wasn't the only one who used the Met Gala red carpet to share an important message.

WATCH: How to Organize Your Schedule to Include Rest
Stressed and struggling to make time for rest? You are so not alone. In this talk from the Rest & Resilience Summit, Jackie Sunga shares the key elements you must have in your weekly schedule in order to prioritize rest in your routines.

LISTEN: Texas' abortion ban and systemic sexism against women
Gloria Purvis and Helen Alvaré (two of our heroes!) discuss what justice looks like for women in the context of Texas' recent SB8 law, and how the panic it caused may ultimately hurt the pro-life cause.

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