Issue #149 – Letting Go Of Anger
The other day, while leaving a meeting, a motorist slowed down to let us cross a busy street. We smiled and nodded to each other in gratitude. It was a cloudless, beautiful day made even nicer from the kindness of a stranger. Suddenly, an irate woman in a giant SUV leaned on her horn and threw her hands up in the air hurling F-bombs, pounding the steering wheel for emphasis. As she barreled past us she was still shaking her head in disbelief. Resisting the urge to respond, we thought of the times we’ve also been impatient and reactionary–upsetting the peace of people around us. So here’s what we’re going to try today: smiling in greeting to a stranger, asking if someone needs help, telling the people we love that we’re thinking about them. We can all use more peace and less anger in our lives especially right now.
The What List
October 24, 2018
by Gina Pell + Amy Parker
100% Editorial picks. No pay for play. Ever.
The Book. 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy: An Inspiring Guide to Discovering Effortless Joy is not your run-of-the-mill self-help book. The author Luminita D. Saviuc suffered horrible, traumatic experiences with an abusive alcoholic father. After years of making bad choices, feeling sad, hopeless and living a negativity and drama-filled life, Luminita emerged liberated, financially independent, and joyful.
The Beauty. Our friend Bee Shapiro just launched Myth Hydraparfum, a cool new fragrance which uses hyaluronic acid and water-based gel to suspend droplets of pure fragrance oil. It’s a refreshing and moisturizing alternative to alcohol-based perfumes. Her company Ellis Brooklyn also makes beautiful candles and non-toxic paraben-free body milks that smell heavenly.
The Break. Right around this time of year, we start daydreaming about beaches but with our crazy schedules, we’re all about the ‘micro’ holiday. What’s that, you ask? Here’s a recent article on 2019 Travel Trends from our friends at Elle. It doesn’t stop us from dreaming about Mexico’s developing wine country region.
The Bread. If we’re not eating, reading, or talking about food we’re watching it on the tube. Our latest obsession is the show Salt Fat Acid Heat with the charming, wise, and adventurous Samrin Nosrat. We recommended her cookbook last year and love that it’s come to life on Netflix.
The Boost. We read this article last week and can’t stop thinking about it: Louis Rosetto’s It’s Time For Techies To Embrace Militant Optimism Again.
IS ALL DEBT BAD DEBT?
The Power of Money is a topic we’ve been exploring with our partners at Ellevest. We often listen to CEO Sallie Krawcheck’s sage advice–whether it’s about how to ask for a raise or, in this case, analyzing debt. You may have caught Chief Strategy Officer Lisa Stone and Financial Advisor Emily Green of Ellevest together at The What Summit for a candid conversation around personal finance and investing at every age and every stage. The key takeaway: Money is power and you need to invest in yourself. Isn’t it time you looked into it? Here’s a $100 incentive.