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The Most Important Advisors You Need in Your Life: Sanity Edition

Jen and Karen are standing in an art gallery, holding cocktail glasses and looking at the camera.
Whether it’s a partner, a parent, a trusted friend, or even a therapist, we all need people in our lives who can share sage wisdom or help us navigate a crisis. Continuing last episode’s theme of identifying trusted advisors, this week we’re exploring who we consider as advisors in our personal lives, and the different roles each advisor plays.

Last episode, we approached the topic of having a team of advisors from a business perspective. Having advisors in your personal life is just as important, but looking at this topic from a personal perspective brings a whole new set of considerations.

Owning a business demands having multiple people on your roster to handle different issues, and the same is true for your personal life. Identifying who to turn to for what issues, and knowing the difference between needing solutions and needing to be heard, are the first steps to securing a rock solid personal counsel. This episode, we discuss what we look for when identifying our own personal advisors, and why having a paid advisor who’s a good fit is just as important in your personal life as it is for your business.

Cucumber, Lime, and Basil Gimlet

Cucumber, Lime, and Basil Gimlet

Pale yellow-green liquid in a cocktail glass, garnished with a basil leaf
The Cucumber, Lime, and Basil Gimlet is a refreshing twist on the classic gimlet, infusing it with vibrant, garden-fresh flavors. This cocktail combines the crispness of cucumber, the zesty brightness of lime, and the aromatic sweetness of basil, resulting in a light and invigorating drink. We found this drink tastes best when served in an antique glass courtesy of our friends at Ornamaloo, but we’ll let you judge that for yourself.


  • 2 slices cucumber (1/4-inch slices)
  • 1 1/2 fresh basil leaves (plus 1 for garnish)
  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz lemonade
  • 1/4 oz lime juice, freshly squeezed


  1. Muddle the cucumber and basil in a shaker.
  2. Add the vodka, lemonade, lime juice, and ice, and shake until well-chilled.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with a basil leaf.

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