I saw something on Instagram recently that stopped me in my tracks. It said, “Shouting ‘self-care’ at people who actually need ‘community care’ is how we fail people” (Nakita Valerio). I love encouraging women in self-care – and I won’t… Read More »How to Build Community After a Big Transition
When you’ve had a stressful day, what do you do to unwind? Reach for the chocolate? Put in a movie? Overspend on shopping? Many people’s “self-care” regimen involves the time-tested act of “retail therapy.” But in order to thrive, we… Read More »How to Stop Overspending with Three Questions
If dinner is the most stressful time of your day, meal planning and food prep might help. We all eat, and most of us do it at least three times a day. Let’s find a few ways that we can… Read More »Meal Planning and Food Prep Are the New Self-Care
Sometimes naming the problem and coming up with solutions is the easy part; asking for help implementing those solutions can be the real struggle.
Problem solving empowers us and helps us to know ourselves.
Basic problem solving is a four-step process of naming the problem, brainstorming solutions, choosing a solution, and assessing that solution.
When COVID-19 hit the United States in March of 2020, everything changed. As the world shut down – schools, restaurants, bars, gyms, churches, even playgrounds – daily life shifted dramatically. That was all true for Ashley Kellner, a Retail Account… Read More »Lessons Learned from Life & Leadership
All I wanted to do at the end of one exhausting day was sit on the couch and zone out with a bowl of ice cream and Netflix. But when one evening turned into four or five, the problem became that I was comforting myself in an unsustainable way. It didn’t strengthen me or equip me for the responsibilities of full-time mothering. It allowed me to escape for a little while, but it didn’t make me feel better or more able to face my life.
Colleen Cook loves her role as Director of Operations at a marketing agency. Her work energizes her, and taking on a challenging leadership role has helped her to identify her superpowers.