The “Work Hard, Play Harder” Playlist

Growing up I was always taught that you had to study or work to quiet, lounge music, because that was the only way to really focus and not have too much fun. As I got older, I realized that this was absolutely the wrong approach. Music is around us all the time so we might as well use it to our advantage, right!?

My first Live Fast playlist combines a perfect amount of quiet tunes to allow you to focus while surprising you with some catchy beats that allow for a break once in a while. Enjoy! (psst you can subscribe to Rdio for free!)

A Midweek Meditation on Zadie Smith’s Literary Brilliance, Michelle Obama’s Grace and Common’s Never-ending Creativity

This week, I’m leaning into love. Love for literature and one of its most brilliant minds. Love for our First Lady who feels like family instead of political royalty. Love for Common, a man whose trademark creative impulse shines on an unofficial remix of “Cranes in the Sky.”

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