Social media reaction to sudden death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Leaders from around the Bay Area and across the country took to social media Tuesday morning to express their remembrances of former San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who died suddenly overnight.

Heartbroken to hear of the passing of @mayoredlee. He was a true champion for the people & a dear friend to the many lucky enough to know him. My deepest love & prayers are with his wife Anita & daughters Brianna & Tania. Read my full statement here:

— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) December 12, 2017

I am deeply saddened by the passing of my friend, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. He was a fierce advocate for civil rights and worked tirelessly for workers’ rights and his leadership will be missed. Keeping the mayor’s family in my prayers during this difficult time.

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 12, 2017

Oakland sends its condolences to Anita, her daughters, and all San Franciscans today. Mayor Ed Lee served his community with passion and humility, broke historic barriers, led with a compassionate heart, and was a valued friend and colleague. He will be missed dearly.

— Libby Schaaf (@LibbySchaaf) December 12, 2017

A dear friend & colleague @mayoredlee has left us too early. Ed was a good and incredibly gracious man, at a time when goodness, graciousness, and civility are not sufficiently valued in public life. My heart goes out to Ed’s family, Anita, Tania, & Brianna.

— Sam Liccardo (@sliccardo) December 12, 2017

So saddened by the loss of Mayor Ed Lee. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

— Jed York (@JedYork) December 12, 2017

My heart aches knowing that this world just lost a great leader, passionate mayor and my friend, Ed Lee. My deepest condolences go out to his family. May you Rest In Peace, Mayor Lee.

— Madison Nguyen (@madisonnguyen) December 12, 2017

Shocked to hear of the sudden passing of Mayor Ed Lee. He was a trailblazer as the first Asian American Mayor of SF and a good man who I know will be missed in SF and beyond. Condolences to his wife and daughters. May he Rest In Peace. @mayoredlee

— Ash Kalra (@Ash_Kalra) December 12, 2017

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Easy ways to infuse a sense of holiday hygge into your home

The holidays are the perfect time of year to infuse hygge into your home. (Dreamstime)

By Cathy Hobbs

By now you have probably heard of hygge, the Danish term for cozy, contentment. While it can be incorporated into the home and year-round, the holidays is certainly the perfect time.

The holidays are the perfect time of year to infuse hygge into your home. (Dreamstime)

Looking for ways to incorporate a sense of hygge this holiday season? Begin by evaluating your whole home and then look for ways to uplift each space with a sense of holiday hygge.

Infuse scents. In nature each season brings a fresh fragrance and scent. Fragrance can also help to provide a sense of calm. Consider infusing winter scents into your home over the holiday season such as juniper, fig, pine and sage.

Create cozy areas. Create areas in your home that can be used as places for you and your holiday guests to refresh, recharge and renew.

Find a focal point. Even if you don’t have a fireplace for everyone to gather around, you can still rearrange your space to create a focal point that can serve as the hub of holiday activity. This could be a cozy room or attractive communal table.

Incorporate nature. Natural elements such as wood can help warm a space.

Play music. Soothing sounds such as water to sounds such as bells and chimes can create a sense of calm.

Provide comfort. From welcoming your guests with their own cozy throw to providing individual slippers, providing comfort is the cornerstone of hygge.

Use greenery. Evergreens and winter hearty plants and trees are not only helping in adding freshness to a space, but will also help improve overall indoor air quality.

Change your color scheme. Adding earth tones goes a long way to adding warmth and hygge to a space. Consider warm shades of brown, green, yellow and red.

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Open the windows. Natural light not only impacts moods and helps enhance lives, but also improves a sense of hygge. With the sun setting earlier during winter months, holiday hygge can also be achieved by adding light …read more

Source:: East Bay – Lifestyle