One of my passions in life is empowering others, and that includes with protein. I never used to eat enough protein, and I know that so many others still do. I'm all about balanced macros, but we often underestimate how much protein we actually need -- not only to let our bodies recover after workouts … Continue reading Vital Proteins: My Take on Collagen
It's 2017. You do not need to provide a disclaimer in your social media bios that "your thoughts are your own." Duh. I've talked before about how risky behavior on social media is often discouraged, even if it means speaking up for what you believe in. Personally, I'm all for communicating as openly as possible. … Continue reading Freedom of Speech: Your Social is Not Tied To Your Employer
Last weekend, I was thrilled to be invited to the launch of the Nike Air Max Society, which was "created to celebrate Chicago's fierce, style-forward, creative, entrepreneurial, badass women, who inspire others with their passion, purpose, and creativity." Clear my calendar and count me in. The Bangtel location in residential West Town was not released … Continue reading Nike Air Max Society: Chrome Blush is the New Everything
The newest smart home assistant has been released from Amazon, and it features a screen. What's the difference between the Echo Show and a tablet or a small computer? Its opportunities. With the screen, the Show can include visual displays with its responses. Whether that's verbatim words to follow the response or a complementary image based on … Continue reading Amazon Echo Show: The Newest Digital Assistant
Elisabeth (aka the CHAARG founder who is also an incredible leader/friend/guru) encouraged me to read The Four Agreements. It's short and, at first, seems like a stereotypical, self-help book. I decided to give it a chance, especially since my sass levels have been at an all-time high lately. Maybe it's family stress, work obstacles, or just … Continue reading The Four Agreements: Living For Yourself
Despite a slow start, I'm getting through my summer reading list and recently finished the Handmaid's Tale. Near-future dystopian novels are always my favorite (other than personal development -- what does that say about me?), and this is definitely one of the most grim. If you've heard anything about the book or the TV show, … Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale: Don’t Lose Your Voice or Your Values
Update 7/5: Where are the women in tech? Being harassed. I wrote this blog post a few weeks ago before published date, not even including all of the allegations. Ugh. 56% of the workforce is made up of women, yet the tech world is still run by men. Only 25% of IT jobs are held … Continue reading Where Are the Women in Tech?