BIG FIVE FRIDAY

When I was working as a marketer, one of my bosses insisted on a weekly “Big 5” list. These were my priorities for the week. I hated the Big 5. Dreaded handing it in. But the idea stuck, and I’ve used the Big 5 many times since: to manage my priorities as a business owner,…

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7 Things I Learned Serving Tables as a Teenager

My life is up in the air. Up in the air and spinning in small, fast circles. It’s hard to write like this! How can I write when I feel dizzy? Maybe it’s from this crazy whole30 thing I’m doing, eating way more avocados and almond butter than I have in my entire lifetime. But…

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A Movement for Everyday People

I heard a well-known activist on NPR yesterday say that Donald Trump was the best thing to happen to this country in a long time. Huh? He continued . . .  because he brought more people together than ever before in the history of this country. This country isn’t divided, he said, we are finally…

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Visions are imaginary; Goals are real

I hate long-term visions. There. I said it. I hate them. I don’t want to plan out an imaginary life that’s ten years out. I don’t want to say no to golden opportunities because they don’t fit in my ten year plan. And what if I don’t like the life I planned? What if I’m sitting here…

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Don’t Let Bullies Win

Some days it seems inevitable. Especially these foggy, gloomy days. Bullies just keep getting their way. They push, they pressure, they get ahead by making you feel really shitty about yourself. If you hear it for long enough, you believe it. Maybe you are not as smart or deserving as they are. Maybe they’re right, and you need…

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Easy, salty, autumn salad with mixed seeds

How was everyone’s weekend? Good? Did you sleep in until 11, lesuirely sipping coffee and reading the paper in bed? Or maybe you were nursing a hangover after a wild all-nighter. Did you sleep in a tent? Or hike up that summit you’ve been talking about? Oh wait – do you have young kids? Yes? Nevermind,…

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