Artwork by Nahuel Bardi.
Hi Friends-

On a new episode of Hurry Slowly, friend and former colleague Sean Blanda and I talk about the angst of working from home. More specifically, we debunk some of the fawning magazine pieces about how WFH is the answer to all our prayers — a welcome revolution that will give us the flexibility to be happier, healthier, more productive workers.

While WFH does grant us more flexibility in marginal ways, it also further breaks down the boundaries between life and work, reduces our possibilities for mentorship and career growth, and widens the gap between haves and have-nots by weakening the "office economy."

For a new spin on WFH, tune into: "Sean Blanda: The Angst of WFH"
Artwork by Nahuel Bardi.

How to stop believing things that are no longer serving you. If you read just one thing in this newsletter, make this it. A wonderful list of resources from Catherine Andrews, who writes the Sunday Soother newsletter, which includes recommendations for assuaging anxiety, calming emotional overwhelm, and letting go of old beliefs. There are tons of great techniques to experiment with including conscious breathing, earthing, emotional processing, and future-self journaling.

The economics of reckoning. A great piece on the widening chasm between haves and have nots, and how the pandemic is accelerating the gap: “In fact, the segment of Americans who are paid best had recovered almost all the jobs lost since the start of the pandemic. 'The recession has essentially ended for high-income individuals,' Chetty told Biden and Harris. Meanwhile, the bottom half of American workers represented almost 80% of the jobs still missing. Even as the better-off watched employment rebound and the stock market surge, the virus’s economic devastation was all around them, in shuttered restaurants, hair salons, and gyms.”

How work became an inescapable hellhole. Not a very upbeat title, but this is a good piece from Anne Helen Petersen about navigating technology during a pandemic: "What these technologies do best is remind us of what we’re not doing: who’s hanging out without us, who’s working more than us, what news we’re not reading. They refuse to allow our consciousness off the hook, in order to do the essential, protective, regenerative work of sublimating and repressing." 

A fascinating profile of artist James Magee.

+ How QAnon took over the wellness industry.

Amazon's creepy new product.

Elephants vs climate change.

+ Always have a pen handy.

Flights to nowhere.

HEY transforms email into something you want to use, not something you’re forced to deal with. Find out how the friendly folks at Basecamp have completely reinvented email to make it effortless at
Artwork by Nahuel Bardi.

The artwork is from: Nahuel Bardi, who lives and works in Madrid, Spain.

Link ideas from: Courtney Martin, Ann Friedman, Exponential View, and Recomendo.

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Hi, I'm Jocelyn, the human behind this newsletter. I created the online course RESET, a cosmic tune-up for your workday, and I host Hurry Slowly — a podcast about how you can be more productive, creative, and resilient by slowing down.
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