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What unemployment taught me

September 30, 2015

The loss of a job. It’s so common everyone has had it happen at least once in their life. But unemployment, is a bad word these days. It feels like as soon as you say it there are visions of vagabonds and laziness. I know that’s how I felt. Not that I was lazy or…

So you’re dating a designer

March 2, 2015

This is in context to a Female graphic designer. So you’re dating a graphic designer.  Here are a few things you may want to get used to now… What’s in her purse; Wallet Lip gloss USB mouse Various jell or macro pens Moleskin notebook w/high possibility of a small triangle or ruler Cell phone Stylus…

E is for Emotional Upkeep

November 18, 2014

Emotional upkeep goes along with the flow of creativity. At one design studio, I had horrible back problems linked to a car accident. One day my boss told me, “Go home. Get better. You can’t design when in pain.” While that was for a physical ailment, the same rings true for your emotions. I’m not…

The Four Agreements

October 23, 2014

Sometimes I have to remind myself to let things go. This is one of those moments, and to help I’ve enlisted Don Miguel Ruiz. I can’t tell you how much these four agreements have helped me deal with stress. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz http://www.toltecspirit.com/ Be impeccable with your word Speak with integrity….

Jeannie Hart, design and illustration

D is for Desks

October 4, 2014

I hate desks. I hate desk jobs, well more the idea of being in one place for the majority of my life, which is why my desk is now mobile. There’s something about the minimalist style in work life that’s freeing. Being able to compress everything you do into a laptop, a handful of peripherals,…

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Yoga as a practice rather than a class

August 14, 2014

Several years ago, I found myself becoming more and more angry. It had started growing in me and no matter what I did; it felt like it was eating me from the inside out. Part of it was because I was no longer safe within my religion. During a period of emotional delicacy words were…

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London makes me normal

July 28, 2014

London makes me feel better about being a woman. Not that I have a hard time liking myself or anything like that. Hear me out. Being born and raised in California I was easily influenced (growing up) by movies, magazines, and the men I hung around. It was no surprise I had a pretty skewed…

Don’t be the asshole

July 21, 2014

I often fly from London to LAX. When I fly to London, I have no problems sleeping through most of the flight. However, when I fly back I can’t sleep. Why? Its the same flight time-ish. For the most part I’m sitting in the same-ish area. But there’s always that one asshole. The one that…

Train.

July 10, 2014

Train. On my way home, out from London. There are two things that make me extremely happy: Architecture and Music. The train to King’s Lynn is full—like it always is at five in the afternoon. Seven minutes pass the hour and there’s a hiss as the doors close. A voice announces something halfway important as…

In the pursuit of stillness

July 8, 2014

I recently watched a Vlog Brothers’ video with John Green about quiet & how it is hard to find a place, which is quiet. While I enjoyed it, I didn’t understand it. For me, quiet is a routine in life—a way to keep a spirit calm and thoughtful. Which is why when at home whether…