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October 20, 2017

Painting by Michael Dumontier

Is It Quitting Time?

October 19, 2017

It can be hard to know the right time to make an exit – whether it’s in relationships, where you live, or as a Career Coach what has become my area of expertise – your job. Particularly as we get older and more dug in, all these decisions have enormous ripple effects. For any FPS readers who might be having an employment “dark night of the soul,” I wanted to share my best advice on 5 Reasons It’s Time to Leave Your Job

This is the 2nd time in 3 days that I’ve posted an illustration by Eiko Ojala. I’ve just discovered his work and I love it! 

Down Time

October 18, 2017


Illustration by Austin Kleon

Confessions of a Non-Adventurious Eater

October 17, 2017

Years ago, while attending a film festival in the port city of Busan, South Korea, I was invited to a VIP dinner. As one of the few Westerners at the table, I felt compelled to be a gracious guest. The meal included many seafood delicacies, which I forced myself to chew, and then surreptitiously spit the morsels into the elegant, damask napkin. It’s embarrassing to admit, but I’m squishy on squishy foods.

Illustration by Eiko Ojala

Strategy for Dining Alone

October 16, 2017

My favorite way to dine solo is to sit at the counter. 

Do you enjoy dining out alone, and what’s your strategy?

Illustration by Mari Andrew

End of Week Zen

October 13, 2017

Illustration by Ella Frances Sanders

Stop Blaming Women

October 12, 2017

If you can bear to read one more thing about Harvey Weinstein, please read this.

Neon by David Drebin

Holiday Season Creep

October 11, 2017

It was a few weeks ago that I first noticed Halloween candy and decorations taking up space in the stores. It sent a slight shiver through my body. Halloween begets Thanksgiving which begets Christmas which begets New Years. And then I tell myself, be here now. It’s barely mid-October.

Hand needlework by Britt Hutchinson

Rub Down

October 10, 2017


Illustration by Eran Mendel

Doing the Right Thing

October 9, 2017

This year, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to rename the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. With the insanity (and cruelty) of our national political environment, I’m grateful to live in a civilized city.

Illustration by Mari Andrew