Weekender Issue #56

The Assist Newsletter
November 12, 2022
Weekender 11/12 quote

Brainteaser of the day: If you have a 7-minute hourglass and an 11-minute hourglass, how can you boil an egg in exactly 15 minutes?

Click here to see the answer.


Treat Yo’Self


😫 To Managing Holiday Stress
Working with holidays coming up can be stressful. Learn how to manage the craziness >

🍸 To Happy Hour
Happy National Happy Hour Day! Celebrate with these activities >

👩‍💻 To A New Position
Recently switched jobs or positions? Read how to navigate unexpected changes >

🍲 To Cozy Soup
It’s soup season, time to dive in. Check out these essential recipes for the season >

To Planning Ahead
Get ahead of the holiday insanity now. Plan now and relax later >


Share the joy this festive season with Uber for Business


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Set parameters such as date and time to control how vouchers are redeemed. Plus, only pay for rides and meals that your recipients actually use, so you never overpay. Whether employees are working from home or across the country, vouchers reach users wherever they are.

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Arguing with reality


My son Sammy is my parents’ first grandbaby.

Eager to spoil her grandson, my mom brings fun books and toys whenever she comes to visit. One time, she brought Sammy a book with satisfying little buttons that make a popping noise whenever you push them.

There is one button that doesn’t work and won’t stay “popped” whenever Sammy pushes it.

Inevitably this leads to a lot of frustration because the button “should” work correctly.

Sammy has tried everything.
He’s tried holding the button down.
He’s tried examining the button from the other side.
He’s tried shrieking at the button.
He’s tried getting numerous adults to fix the broken button for him.

In the same way Sammy argues with the reality of this broken button, perhaps you’re arguing  with some aspect of your own reality:

You think other people should behave better or be more invested in their work.
You feel slighted when you don’t get the recognition you deserve.
You harbor resentment when someone breaks an agreement.
You think those around you should be more supportive, helpful, or kind.

You obsess over your situation. It takes up so much unnecessary headspace.

Headspace you could spend adding value, learning a new skill, or being present with yourself, family, or friends.

Arguing with reality is different from changing it.

You change reality by first accepting it (literally the opposite of arguing or resisting it).

Acceptance frees you up to see and assess all your options more clearly. You can embrace a more abundant mindset, and make decisions that feel empowered and not simply reactive.

How do you want to show up for the “broken buttons” in your life?
I want to encourage you… you do have a choice.


Game Changing Sangrias & Mimosas



Skip the mess and hassle of getting all the ingredients mixed together for the perfect Sangria and check out our latest weekend obsession — Ohza!

They make tasty better-for-you sangrias and mimosas that are conveniently packaged and delivered right to your doorstep.

Clean ingredients, zero added sugars and ready to drink — what’s not to love?

Give Ohza a taste


From Joan Rivers


“I enjoy life when things are happening. I don’t care if it’s good things or bad things. That means you’re alive.”

Joanna’s Recs


Joanna Ericta

Show to binge 📺 :
The Outlaws

Song to bump 🎵:
One Whole Me by Dev Lemons

Movie 🎬:

Book 📚:
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Cameron’s Recs



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Ares & Athena


Ares and Athena

Everyone say “hi” to Ares and Athena, six-year-old Rottweiler siblings.

They both think of themselves and small dogs…if someone is crying you’ll have half of a 100lb+ dog in your lap.

We’re huge pet lovers at The Assist and want to feature a pet each week — fill out this form for your fur baby to be featured!
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