Workday Reading

The Edition: No. 342

Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. // Joseph Campbell

+ “Congratulations on your divorce.”

+ This $99 Anne Klein dress is a four-season stunner.

+ Confidence can help you negotiate your next raise.

+ Anthropologie always has great jewelry. This necklace takes the guess work out of layering.

+ A guide to assisting Iranian women protesting the regime.

+ Work Outfit. Plaid blazer + ruffle neck blazer + slim pants + mini-hoop earrings

+ How to say no to administrative tasks that aren’t your job.

+ Shopbop sells beauty products; including the best contour kit, ever.

+ This is what a breast lump actually feels like.

+ Do not miss out on this $15 oversized scarf. It’s awesome.

+ Advice for pacing yourself at work while pregnant.

+ A Good American dress that is understated sexy, and comes in plus size.

+ Caramel brownies with a pretzel crust? Yum.

+ Cozy season hits the Gap. This cable knit, open work cardigan is fab.

+ How to get over a breakup, not matter which side you’re on.

+ Ulta is doing an incredible hair event. Mark your calendars for the best deals.

+ You’re not tipping your hotel housekeeper enough.

+ Take a moment to peruse Boden’s  shoe section. Don’t miss these buckle flats.

One Incredible Read. How bad can your lawyer be? Jake Tapper tells the story about ineffective assistance of counsel likely put an innocent man in prison, and how the system is not built to protect Sixth Amendment rights.

I’m really struggling right now. The postpartum anxiety is hitting hard.  If I’m not around much, it’s because I can’t be.  I’ve sought care, but it’s a process. Thank you for understanding.

From Emily Giffin.

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    Best wishes with you, your health, and your family. This community wants nothing but the best for you – feed yourself first, we’ll be here.

    October 13, 2022/Reply
    • Amanda says:

      Well said.

      October 13, 2022/Reply
  2. Aam1 says:

    No words helped me much when I was in the thick of postpartum misery, so all I’ll say is it’s awful and I’m so sorry you’re going through it.

    October 13, 2022/Reply
  3. -Jen says:

    Thank you for getting help. We’ll be here when you get back.

    October 13, 2022/Reply
  4. TheLOOP says:

    Hang in there, Abra. If working on this blog gives you joy or at least a welcome break, great. If it’s feeling like a drain, forget it. Nothing is more important that your well-being right now.

    October 13, 2022/Reply
  5. Diana says:

    The PP struggle is real. I’m so sorry you are in the midst of it. Sending you all the best.

    October 13, 2022/Reply
  6. Lost says:

    Best Wishes for you. It’s not easy. Take care of yourself.

    October 13, 2022/Reply
  7. RR says:

    Take care of yourself and give yourself grace. Post-partum is legitimately one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. All the virtual hugs!

    October 13, 2022/Reply
  8. JANE says:

    Sending hugs. Postpartum health challenges on top of caring for a newborn is crazy hard. Take care of yourself as best you can.

    October 13, 2022/Reply
  9. Catherine says:

    PPA/PPD is the worst. Focus on what makes you happy and whole. You are enough.

    October 13, 2022/Reply
  10. Megan says:

    I’ve been there, and it’s brutal. But it will pass — just remember that. It may not seem like it now, but know that you will come out on the other side of this experience. Take care.

    October 13, 2022/Reply
  11. ariane says:

    take care of your self!!

    October 13, 2022/Reply
  12. Liz says:

    Thank you as always for your authenticity. It’s a real gift and a helpful reminder that the people around us have more going on than what might be visible at the surface. Sending out best wishes from the web- may you be met with well deserved rest, renewal, and joy

    October 14, 2022/Reply
  13. Jo says:

    I’m glad you’re looking out for yourself – wishing you the best. Hang in there.

    October 14, 2022/Reply