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Coffee--My Hygge and My Caffeination Station Make-Over

Coffee--My Hygge and My Caffeination Station Make-Over

Coffee is a comfort thing and a way of life.  It's my hygge.  So, I'm updating my kitchen coffee bar for me so I can have my "caffeination station" the way I want and need it for those sleepless nights and morning pick me ups while I'm on maternity leave.  I received some awesome feedback from you all on Instagram Stories, so thank you! I'll post my final make-over this week!

You can get some inspo from " My Amazon Picks."  They are linked to some items I found on Amazon for my caffeination station make-over!

5 Ways to Let Curiosity Drive Your Success

5 Ways to Let Curiosity Drive Your Success

Curiosity is connecting the dots. 

Curiosity is asking, "What if?" and "Why?" and "How?"

Curiosity is continuous learning.

In my leadership experience, I've found that being curious leads to innovation.  Sometimes curiosity leads to brand new ideas.  But more often than not, it leads to ideas that are just different enough than an existing idea that they just might work.

I am sharing 5 ways I've trained my brain to lead with curiosity!

Celebrating Earth Day with Sat Nam babe!

Celebrating Earth Day with Sat Nam babe!
Hey friends! I’m still celebrating Earth Day because, let’s be honest, every day is Earth Day! I recently announced that I’m a Mindful Ambassador w...

Running Meetings That Aren't a Waste of Time!

Running Meetings That Aren't a Waste of Time!
Want to organize and run meetings that aren't a waste of time?!  I feel you!  I have lots of experience with planning and running meetings, and I am sharing all my ideas with you.  Check out this post and my FREE downloadable sample agenda to give you some tips and tricks!

How to Make Space for Dimensions of You--Not Another Time Management Post

How to Make Space for Dimensions of You--Not Another Time Management Post

This is not another post about time management.

This is a post about actually making space in your life for all the versions  or dimensions of you that truly fulfill you.

What do I mean?  Well here's the thing.  Many of us have different aspects of our lives that make us who we are.  No one thing defines us.

So how do we make space in our lives for being a complete person, doing everything that fulfills us, while not letting just one dimension of our lives define us and pull us away from the rest of it?

Here are some things I have learned over the course of the last few years to help me be my true self and acknowledge every dimension of me that yearns to shine.

Self Care--Take the bus!

Self Care--Take the bus!
Some of you have probably read or heard about self care.  The idea is that we need to be the best version of ourselves to do well at work, to take care of our families, to think clearly, etc.  I am a firm believer in taking time for yourself, but it's not always been easy for me.  I recently found an unconventional way of taking care of myself that I wanted to share with you--taking public transportation to work.  Yup, I am in love with metrotransit!