Eating vegan doesn’t have to keep you from enjoying traditional holiday staples
Thanksgiving is hands-down my favorite holiday. Gathering with loved ones over beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes..?
But the pandemic wasn’t the only thing that changed this year’s festivities for me. I adopted a mostly meat-free, dairy-free diet a few months ago, and many of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes were out of the question.
Or so I thought.
I was determined to keep one thing constant this year: traditional Thanksgiving food. …
Brainstorming sessions are a critical part of content creation for many teams. This is typically a recurring meeting in which content stakeholders (e.g. managers, writers, strategists and editors) come together to think up ideas for future content. And usually the outcome is a set of ideas based on subjectivity, or what the team liked or disliked.
I’ve joined an innumerable amount of brainstorming sessions in my almost 10-year career. And I’ve learned that while you may possibly leave the session with a ton of new content ideas, those ideas aren’t usually effective.
So let’s start by dissecting the meaning of…
This is not a ‘Black’ issue. It’s a humanitarian issue.
It’s been a week, ya’ll.
We’re grieving the recent murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.
We’re navigating public discussions on racial injustices that were once reserved for private conversations.
We’re deciphering the authenticity of those (people and organizations) who genuinely value Black lives from those “performing activism” to save face.
We’re fighting — with our voices, our money, our bodies — to spur the largest civil rights movement in American history.
It’s been — heavy. I ty to remind others that while you — a non-Black person…
I’ll be the first to admit that I struggle with consistency. I have a terrible habit of starting and stopping things, for whatever reason seems justifiable at the time.
And yes, I know the proven tricks for staying consistent. Like writing down your goals each day, sticking to a routine and doing things even when you don’t feel motivated (because motivation is fleeting). And I believe these strategies are useful and can certainly power your consistency.
But I also believe that in some — if not all — cases of inconsistency, something deeper is at play:
Consider that setting a…
I think every entrepreneur has had her moment. That moment when you know it’s time to make a change or you risk settling for a mundane, unfulfilling life. It reminds me of the quote from Anais Nin: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
I had my moment about four months ago. It was 8am on a weekday morning, maybe a Tuesday. I was sitting at my desk at work and preparing to check emails when it happened. My heart started pounding, my throat…