Can we stop asking, ‘What’s the ROI on being kind?’

Be Kind by ryunosuke-kikuno

A spiritual healer (and recovered cynic) shows how treating people harshly is a reflection of how we treat ourselves. And it’s time to fix that.

Dear Dixie #2: Why am I still so self-conscious in my 50s?

A reader writes to advice columnist Dixie, “I’m in my 50s and still self-conscious. Aren’t I supposed to be confident by now?” Are you a woman over 40? Submit your questions to Dixie—she’ll respond with kindness and no bullshit in equal measure.

What are the best cars for mindful driving?

Tamara Warren Founder of Le Car

Yes, mindful driving is a thing. A leading automotive journalist and founder of Le Car ranks six of the best cars, SUVs, and minivans to calm your nerves.

Stability wasn’t sexy before the pandemic. Maybe now it is?

Pre-pandemic, many of us were functional—though maybe not comfortable—in our go-fast, win-fast lifestyles. After the most destabilizing year in recent memory, some of us are asking, “I want stability, is that okay?”

Many weed enthusiasts agree: sex and cannabis are a great combo

Sex and cannabis have long been in cahoots—just look at tantric texts. Author Danielle Simone Brand writes about how weed got her to “unrelenting waves of hell yeahs.” Spoiler: it’s not just about increased blood flow.

Dear Dixie #1: How to date a confident man when you’re feeling insecure

A reader writes to advice columnist Dixie, “I’m scared I’m not good enough for him.” Are you a woman over 40? Submit your questions to Dixie—she’ll respond with kindness and no bullshit in equal measure.

How to come out of the cannabis closet as a responsible parent

Danielle Simone Brand Jumble and Flow

Are you a canna-curious mom or dad? Meet Danielle Simone Brand, author of ‘Weed Mom.’

What it felt like to live through Texas’s SNOVID-21 as a part-time prepper

SNOVID Austin

By all accounts, we were ready. We had done emergency planning months prior before the election. We’re the type to have go-bags under our bed. So, what made SNOVID so hard to endure?

After 50, no one minds your resting bitch face

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For most of my life I worked on a neutral face that didn’t look mean or unappealing in order to appease the smile bullies. After 50, I’ve moved into a protected class: females who no longer owe anyone a sweet expression.

Welcome to the first Jumble & Flow reader survey!

Jumble & Flow reader survey 2021

Are you a woman 40 or over? We’d love to hear from you. We’re on a mission to reinvent the meaning of midlifel Take the Jumble & Flow reader survey.