Renewal Reading, Volume 4


Renewal Reading is a series of link roundups where Spire & Co’s founder, Emily Raleigh, shares her favorite finds from around the web based on conversations going on here on SpireAnd.Co. Do you ever feel yourself mentally exhaling from the week on Friday evening or Saturday morning? That feeling may be in my top five faves. Powering through a week, putting in all you've got, reaching that finish line, and finally breathing out. It's insanely rewarding, right?

Whether you felt like you were at 100%, 50%, or 10% this past week, you championed through and even if it's just for a few moments this weekend, take time to honor what you did and how you evolved this week. While you're recharging, check out our favorite reads this week from around the web. May they be enlightening, restorative, and uplifting–as any weekend should be.


Ever wonder if you're an extrovert or introvert? Turns out there are four types of introverts and even a seemingly extroverted person can fall into one of these categories. Bonus points: New York Magazine has a quiz that analyzes what kind of introvert you may be.

Valentine's Day is upon us. If you're looking to have a more fulfilling, heart centered holiday, take a look at this mindfulness councilor's Valentine's Day love lessons inspired by Buddhism.


Food accessibility is a hot topic in the wellness world right now. Chef Kevin Callahan discussed the importance of access to healthy food for all communities and what we often miss in the current conversations.

Whether you're traveling this month, don't have a gym membership, or simply despise weights or equipment, this 200-rep bodyweight workout inspired by CrossFit is the answer to your fitness struggles.

Style & Beauty

While we would all love to use all-natural, organic, just straight up healthy products, we are balling on a budget and financial independence requires hard choices. Kris Carr rounded up seven affordable, safe and natural hair care and skin care brands to help a sister out.

GLAMOUR rounded up eleven Muslim beauty bloggers you should follow and their Instagram accounts alone are all the inspiration you need to up your makeup game.


If you've stuck around here for a while, you probably noticed that we have a low key obsession with morning routines. If you've been trying to create one for your own, this is the best morning routine based on your zodiac sign.

If you loved 27 Dresses with Katherine Heigl, you are going to love the story of Jen Glantz, founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. Her book, Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire)came out this week and if you're looking for a little bit of love, serious inspiration, and the best kind of storytelling, snag your copy.


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