What I Read in April 2020

Quarantine has me spending a lot of time reading! I read 12 books in April, which means I’m now right on track to meet my goal of 100 books for 2020. But if I keep this up, I’ll be ahead of things fairly soon. This is the first time in several years I’ve been ahead for this goal, which feels great! I am loving the opportunity to read more, and hope I can keep this as part of my routine {Read More}

Race Report: Back on my Feet Meaningful Miles Virtual 5K

Last summer, I attended the Denver launch of Back on my Feet (BomF), a nonprofit that seeks to combat homelessness by first building confidence and self-esteem through weekly group runs, then enrolling participants in financial literacy classes and job skills training. I haven’t been able to volunteer with BomF since that first run, but my good friend Heather sits on their Board, and I joined her team for their fundraiser 5K, which was supposed to be last weekend. But… COVID19 {Read More}

Links I Love: April 26, 2020

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS How to Make a Faster Coronavirus Vaccine. (Bloomberg) The Influencer Economy Hurtles Toward Its First Recession. (Wired) Google Shopping Is Free for All Merchants, but Large Retailers Still Have an Advantage. (Morning Brew) Why Sweetgreen Joined Shake Shack and Other Restaurant Chains to Return Its PPP Loan. (Morning {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Last Weekend with Sesame

This was one of the tougher weekends I’ve had. On Thursday, I got a call about a potential forever family for Sesame… which was both sad and happy. Obviously sad because I would miss having her around, but, it would be wonderful for her to have a permanent home. And, truthfully, there were some things about living with Sesame that were a hassle (constant fur all over the house, never being able to do something on my own without a {Read More}

My COVID Vacances

On Tuesday, I took a day off work and went on vacation… to France! Well, in my imagination :) At work, we’re having an issue where no one is taking their vacation time. Not only could this be an issue when things start getting back to normal (someday? Maybe?) and everyone suddenly wants to take weeks of vacation at the same time, but it also means that staff aren’t taking the breaks they need to rest and recharge. Speaking for {Read More}

Links I Love: April 19, 2020

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS How to Answer Common Difficult Interview Questions. (New York Times) Generation Zs are anxious, entrepreneurial and determined to avoid the mistakes of their predecessors. (Newsweek) Starbucks director calls out salesman over sexist email comparing women to coffee. (Newsweek) Why being a manager is terrible…and wonderful. (Zapier) Checking in {Read More}

Weekend Recap: One Month in Quarantine

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been a whole month of quarantine! I’ve gone to the grocery store a few times (generally once a week), but haven’t seen a single human I know in a month, which is crazy. It’s been just me and Sesame, and on the bright side, we are settling into quarantine life. After a long day of work, I was excited to have a fun evening activity – a Zoom happy hour with a few of my {Read More}

Links I Love: April 12, 2020

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS How to win at Zoom backgrounds, from a first-place winner. (Zapier) Sorry, but Working From Home Is Overrated. (New York Times) Working from home? Here’s what productivity experts say you should do to stay on task. (Well & Good NYC) How to Build a Remote Team That Will {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Living My Best Isolation Life

This past weekend, I stayed home just as much as the previous weekend, and I was still just as alone at home. (Well, alone with Sesame!) But my attitude was so different this weekend… and it was a good one. I started the day by jumping right into my workout before anything else: a 60 minute yacht rock spin class with Jenn Sherman. These days, I’m used to doing an ab workout and walk with Sesame before my real workout, so I {Read More}

Links I Love: April 5, 2020

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS 4 Startups Inspired by Everyday Problems. (Under 30 CEO) What is the ideal age to retire? Never, according to a neuroscientist. (TED Talks) The Hard-Knocks Restaurant World Discovers Wellness. (New York Times) Similar: Can Wellness Heal the Workplace?. (New York Times) Macy’s to be replaced on S&P 500 {Read More}