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A Shower is Not Self-Care, But These 5 Things Are

My friend recently posted Martha Ethington’s article “Women Tending to Their Basic Needs Is Not Self-Care” to her feed to remind us that a few stolen moments alone, such as a trip to the grocery store or a moment to pee should not be considered “self-care”. Being able to shower, refresh your household supply of …

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Queen of Sheba, Seeker of Knowledge

The Queen of Sheba has been mentioned in many accounts, including the Bible and the Quran. According to both an ancient Abyssinian account of the Ethiopian royal lineage and the Bible, Queen Makeda of Sheba (Ethiopia) went to visit King Solomon, although different accounts give different reasons for her visit. Legend says she traveled on …

Release your anger in the kitchen

I like to gaze blankly out the kitchen window at the yard as I prepare meals.  Today’s prep involved vigorously massaging my kale. Massage is a not really the right word so much as scrunched, smashed and death-gripped. Thank you kale, for your hideous yet nutritious contribution to tonight’s meal (kale salad soooo spicy with …

3 Insights from Brick and Mortar Retail

While ecommerce has taken center stage in the past decade, we still have a lot to learn from traditional brick and mortar businesses. Physical retail still makes up 90% of all purchases in North America, and is still predicted to remain well over 80% within the next five years. This post is the third in …

What I learned working in CPG

I was lucky that I happened to stumble into the opportunity to work for a Unilever company just out of college. I started as a temp employee supporting the medical marketing department at Slim-Fast Foods, and later came to discover my love for CRM (Customer Relationship Marketing). During my time spent at Unilever, Clorox and …

3 Things I Learned Working in Tech

Drawing upon my experience working in a number of different industries, I’m ready to start sharing the top lessons from each industry that can be applied elsewhere. Let’s start with my last gig, Director of Analytics and Digital Engagement at PointSource / Globant, a global digital transformation firm. Essentially they do software engineering for enterprise …