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Transcendent Leadership

March 22, 2019

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the Kilbirnie mosque in Wellington on March 17, 2019. Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty.

 

Upside of Single, Executive Edition

March 21, 2019

This week, I was prepping one of my Coaching clients for a job interview, and we talked about being ready for frequently-asked questions, like – “what’s your biggest challenge at work?” I shared the response I’d love to give in an interview, but probably wouldn’t – “I want to be in charge.” We may not get to be in charge on the job, but at home, we’re the boss.

Painting by Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber

What are you reading?

March 20, 2019

I’m in an intimidating book group of writers and writing teachers. I think of myself as the lone civilian. We read a lot of poetry – out loud – and non-linear short stories and novels. But for our next book, we’re going old school, and it’s one I’ve already read and loved. Cousin Bette by Balzac. What’s on your night table?

Illustration by Rose Wong

Spring Awakening

March 19, 2019

With our year-round temperate weather in L.A., seasons are nuanced. But change is still noticeable if you look close enough. For one thing, there’s already so much light. And the Jacaranda tree, with its ravishing purple flowers, will be blooming soon. What tops your spring to-see list?

Spring to Mind by Malika Favre

Rose Turns 14

March 18, 2019

My best girl had a birthday yesterday. She’s slow and steady and still the love of my life!

Heartbreak for New Zealand

March 15, 2019

Illustration by Lisa Congdon

Athleisure

March 14, 2019

 

Illustration for The New Yorker by Igor Bastidas

Who Have You Hugged Lately?

March 13, 2019

Pets count.

Painting by Oriana Ingber

Fighting the Fidgets

March 12, 2019

I used to be a knitter and took my sweaters-in-progress everywhere. As the needles clacked away, my restless mind calmed down. It was a great way to deal with nervous energy. Now we have iPhones.

Glass sculpture by Carol Milne

Art Matters

March 11, 2019

Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the publication of Mario Puzo’s book, The Godfather. To mark the date, there have been a lot of media stories about the epic novel. But this one on NPR is my favorite, a beautiful example of how art changes lives. Don’t miss it!

Illustration by David Shrigley