Links I Love: September 15, 2019

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 Target Builds Loyalty With Personalized Discounts. (Morning Brew) Walmart Goes Wide With Unlimited Grocery Delivery. (Morning Brew) Lowe’s Joins Forces With the NFL This Football Season. (Morning Brew) Finding Balance as a Dual-Career Couple. (Harvard Business Journal) We asked two of our female editors to wear the same {Read More}

Labor Day Week Recap: Back to Reality… Kind Of

Weekend of August 31-September 2 Last year, when I left Experience Camp, I found it a little tough to get back to “real life” – I had so many emotions, and I missed my girls! This year, probably because I was expecting a difficult transition and was prepared for it, I found it easier… though I still can’t wait for next year. I arrived home Saturday night of Labor Day weekend, and after unpacking and sneaking in a quick shower, {Read More}

Vacation Recap: MidwEx Experience Camp

Two weeks ago, I once again had the opportunity to spend a week volunteering with Experience Camps. Experience Camps is a nonprofit organization that organizes free one-week sleepaway camps for grieving children who have lost a parent or sibling. Last year, I volunteered at the Southern California location (CalEx); this year, I had the opportunity to help Experience Camps open a brand new camp in Michigan (MidwEx). I’ve been pretty swamped since getting back to reality, but over the weekend, {Read More}

What I Read in August 2019

I was doing a pretty good job reading a lot in August, but then lagged when I was volunteering at Experience Camp for a week. No electronics allowed (bummer for my Kindle!), plus, I was too tired at the end of each night to do more than fall into bed and fast asleep. But I still managed to read eight books in August, and two books a week is right about where I aim to be. I’m currently at 55 {Read More}

Links I Love: September 8, 2019

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 Walmart and Nordstrom are building stores that don’t sell anything. (CNN) Stitch Fix Acquired Finery’s Tech and IP. Here’s What’s Next. (Morning Brew) When Perfect Is (and Isn’t) the Enemy of Good. (Zapier) How to Handle the Chaos of a ‘Tornado Boss’. (Wall Street Journal) PRODUCTIVITY / SOCIAL {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Pitkin Lake, Plane Pull, and Two Peak Traverse

Weekend of August 17-18 My Friday kicked off with a reverse commute, as I drove from Vail to Superior. I had gone up to the mountains on Wednesday, so I could hike in a new location Thursday before work and then meet my boss in Vail for dinner while he was passing through. Both were amazing! I hiked up to Pitkin Lake, a 10 mile round trip, and found the trail to be moderately undulating – which meant I got {Read More}

Links I Love: September 1, 2019

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 It’s Good to Be in the Boutique Fitness Business, at Least for Now. (Skift) Le Tote Bought Lord & Taylor for Two Major Reasons. (Morning Brew) 3 Strategies That Will Help You Disaster-Proof Your Brand. (Under 30 CEO) The Addictive Products Myth: Who Is the Culprit Here?. (Nir {Read More}

Race Report / Weekend Recap: Frisco Trails Half and Beaver Creek Food & Wine Festival

Weekend of August 10-11 Before I talk about the weekend, I’d like to first write about a truly epic Thursday night. Nonprofits seem to get last minute event tickets to things all the time, but Thursday was the first time I’ve been able to take advantage of that. Our Meals on Wheels volunteer coordinator emailed everyone to say she had four tickets to Billy Joel performing at Coors Field that night, and I ended up being able to snag two {Read More}

Links I Love: August 25, 2019

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 Get Paid to Move to These States. (Lifehacker) How to Give Feedback People Will Listen To. (Lifehacker) Why Equal Pay Makes No Sense AT ALL. (Twitter) Marcia Kilgore, Founder Of Beauty Pie, On Disrupting Everyone From Estée Lauder To Glossier. (Forbes) Reckless online shopping has a new poster {Read More}

Percussive Massage Tool Review: Hypervolt vs SAFR X1

Today, for a little something different, I’m publishing a review of a new percussive massage tool that aims to help with muscle recovery. You may have heard about the Theragun, a handheld tool that serves to give you a deep tissue massage without having to go to a masseuse. I’ve read some articles praising its benefits, but didn’t pay too close attention until my good friend Sarah bought the Hypervolt – a cheaper version of the Theragun. She’s been raving about {Read More}