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June 27, 2017

 

Georgia O’Keeffe with the Cheese, 1960 by Michael A. Vaccar

Staying on Balance

June 26, 2017

On Friday, I had an off night. Anxiety rippled through me, and it was hard to push aside. My sleep was restless. The next morning, like many Saturday mornings, I went to synagogue for weekly services. Regular readers will know that I belong to an extraordinary Jewish community, and it’s one of the anchors that sustains me. Common to most spiritual practices, the liturgy is filled with praise and gratitude. I don’t necessarily connect the gratitude to a divine being. But on this Saturday, the very act of repeatedly and formally expressing thanks completely lifted my mood. 

 Illustration by Luci Gutiérrez

Beach Weather

June 23, 2017

Happy weekend!

Painting by Sally West

Hard Questions Worth Asking

June 22, 2017

At times, it may feel like a luxury to ask yourself what you want. It can also feel like a risk, particularly if you’ve been disappointed wanting things that haven’t turned out as expected. As a Career Coach, I know these weighty questions are worth asking. They help us focus and prioritize. Where do we want to put our efforts? That’s how we get results.

Poster by Anthony Burrill

So Happy to Know You

June 21, 2017

Kelly Beall designcrush

The Single Summer Lift

June 20, 2017

Before moving south to L.A. with its unending warm weather, I’d feel wistful with the start of summer. In San Francisco, where I lived, July and August were shivery months. As couples bolted the city for romantic weekend getaways to the wine country, I huddled alone in my apartment by the heater. Summer exacerbated being single. Not anymore. Relentless sunny skies can have its drawbacks (barely), but it’s a relief to live in a place from which you don’t need to flee.

Photo by Sarah Illenberger

Mugging for the Camera

June 19, 2017

 

Illustration by Chris Delorenzo

Cocktail Hour

June 16, 2017

Happy weekend!

Photo by Jeremy Liebman

Favorite Way to Relax

June 15, 2017

Saturday on the couch reading The New Yorker’s print edition. And you?

Illustration by Christoph Niemann

What’s for Dinner?

June 14, 2017

These chicken pot pies take hours to prepare. I made them for a dinner party at my place on Saturday. And there was one left over. I’m so excited to be eating this tonight. What food are you looking forward to?