As I close my eyes and think of the word “home,” I have a vivid image of the beach. Growing up on the Jersey Shore meant sand was between my toes on a regular basis. Salty air, crashing waves, screeching seagulls…these memories instantly conjure feelings of happiness, peacefulness and family.
Now my home is in the Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco, meaning the Pacific Ocean is literally my backyard. Taking five minutes to step outside and breathe in smell of salty air is enough to transform a chaotic day into a very zen one. Whether you live by the ocean – or the mountains, the desert, the rolling plains – what little rituals get you through a hectic day?
Virgos are the craftsmen and craftswomen of the zodiac, possessing a remarkable ability to pay attention to the tiniest of details. They find beauty in the most intricate aspects of life. Virgo possesses a profound sense of duty and responsibility, always striving for perfection [...]
I’ll never forget the first time I learned about Burning Man. It was 2001, I had just moved West and was working in an Oakland warehouse at a furniture design company. There were some people building these large sculptures for the event. When I asked what they were [...]
At the start of 2023, I made a pact with myself to find a better way to unplug this year. Not just for me, but for the whole CMD team. Being such a small company and team (there’s only five of us!), one person being out can add pressure to the already heavy workload. I'll be [...]