Workday Reading

The Edition: No. 269

Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil. // J. Paul Getty

+ Closing lines to spruce up your e-mails.

+ This embroidered maxi dress is pretty and elegant, and under-$100.

+ Is it okay to ‘ghost’ people?

+ Mango Outfit: Floral print dress + chic rattan purse + pendant necklace

+ Dealing with mansplainers at work, a guide for going back to the office.

+ Nordstrom Rack has the work dresses you need.  So much discounted Hugo Boss.

+ The Internet said ‘dump him,’ so she did.

+ I love my tortoise phone case from Sonix; it’s the best.

+ Winners and Losers of the Work-from-Home Revolution.

+ My husband loves these <$30 quick-dry running shorts.

+ Delicious, elevated picnic recipes for summer gatherings.

+ This flattering, jewel-toned jersey shift dress comes in sizes 00 to 40.

+ Five ways companies can support women’s mental health.

+ This ceramic vase set looks so much more expensive than its price tag.

A Short Video. Why the Canadian side of Niagara Falls is better than the U.S. side.  

During the Legislative Session, my stress coping skills were absolute trash.  In the morning, I ate donuts.  At night, I drank Bourbon.  Not exactly a health and sustainable practice.

So as we head back to the office or continue to trudge through the WFH life, I wanted to suggest an alternative to eating and drinking our collective feelings: at your desk meditation.

I recently started this quick, simple practice, and was surprised by how much it could re-center a stressful day.  If you have the ability to move around a bit, I recommend Sarah Beth Yoga’s Five-Minute Restorative Exercise.  If you need to stay seated, Goodful has a five-minute guided meditation that you can do anywhere.

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  1. s says:

    great links today! obsessed with that maxi dress.

    June 15, 2021/Reply
  2. M says:

    Love the article on mansplaining. I’ve been thinking about the topic a lot lately, and the best way to handle it when one encounters it (as I so often have, in law/government/tech). Last week when I finally asked three men how to find a time for all of us to meet (because by looking at the availability on their Google calendars there did not appear to be an overlapping window of availability), one of said men helpfully shared with me how to use Google calendars to find availability, complete with screenshots. I’m fairly new to the company and simply told him thanks, that my difficulty was in finding overlap of the schedules, not in not knowing how to use the calendar, but part of me wonders if I should have let him know how incredibly condescending it came across.

    June 16, 2021/Reply