No matter where you live, or the kind of life you have. 

This week is hard on everyone. 

People with easy or hard lives. 

Optimists and pessimists. 

Wealthy or poor.

Every race and ethnicity. 

When the ship we are all in, feels lost in the ocean we have a sinking feeling. 

The longer it takes to steer it, the harder it gets to remind ourselves that it will be ok. 

This is just human nature. 

During this time, try to take extra care of yourself. 

If you need to talk about what is happening, do so. 

If you need comfort food, have some. 

You want to stay in your pyjamas all day, do that. 

You want to have the leftover Halloween candy, go ahead. 

You want to have a repeat pizza night, don’t let anyone stop you. 

In other words, this is one of those weeks, where you need some self soothing. 

Give yourself permission to soothe what needs soothing. 

This election craze will be over soon but until then, do whatever you need to get through it. 

I know this is not a typical Friday letter, but this is not a typical week. 

Here’s to finding the humor, the candy and the comfort we need in an uncomfortable season. 

With repeat pizza nights,


P.S. And if you need a really meaningful distraction listen to my conversation about grief and life with one of my favorite humans here:

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Christina Rasmussen is an author, speaker and social entrepreneur who believes that grief is an evolutionary experience required for launching a life of adventure and creative accomplishment.

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  • Rick Spafford says:

    I must have been channeling your feelings this week. I had some frozen pizza last week that did not satisfy so yesterday had fresh Lou Malnati’s pizza from our carry out. Now I have two additional leftover meals of my favorite Chicago pizza ???? and the world feels better, at least my world ????

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