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Three Tips for Resiliency (and a Store Update)

Paloma Medina

Comments 1 Tags neurology, self-care, stress, tools, work skills

Three Tips for Resiliency (and a Store Update)

Captain’s Log: Paloma here with a much needed check in! As many of you know, our store was broken into the day after Christmas, and we’re happy to report that we’re recovering well and things are aaaalmost back to normal, thanks in huge part to your support. Yes!!!! Thank you for the love and high fives and flowers and cookies and purchases - they have made such a critical difference in how quickly we were able to bounce back from this.  THANK YOU. On that note, Krista had an idea — why not share in this newsletter a little more about...


Video: Our Favorite Feedback Techniques, with Lara Hogan

Paloma Medina

Tags feedback, leadership, management, managers, tools, work skills, WORKSHOPS

Video: Our Favorite Feedback Techniques, with Lara Hogan

Think of the last time you gave someone feedback - maybe it was your romantic partner, your kids, a coworker, an employee of yours, or maybe even your boss. Now think back on it -- how did it go? Was it successful? Did you feel heard, and more importantly, did the person feel motivated to hear you out and consider your point of view?   In our newest video collaboration with Krista Hershberger, videographer extraordinaire, Lara Hogan and I talk about our favorite feedback-giving techniques and how they help create more successful feedback conversations, regardless of your relationship with the person.    If after watching...


What I Thought I Knew But Didn't Know At All: Anger as a Tool

What I Thought I Knew But Didn't Know At All: Anger as a Tool

In high school and into my early twenties, I believed that publicly sharing your anger about injustices was the most direct way to enact change. Getting furiously angry about racism, sexism, homophobia and other injustices felt like the best way to make the world better. What I know now: In the 20 years since, I've been tasked (and sometimes just stubbornly tasked myself), with implementing changes at companies that improved equity and inclusion for employees.  What I learned from my failures and successes in those two decades: using anger as your main tool mostly back-fires. It makes others feel unsafe to collaborate with you, it creates more drama...


Time Management and Neurotransmitters: A Sneak Peek into May's Workshop

Time Management and Neurotransmitters: A Sneak Peek into May's Workshop

Many of us are so overwhelmed with tasks and deadlines that we have no energy left for the creative side of our work. This video is a quick little snippet from our Manage Your Time, Manage Your Creativity workshop that we're hosting again (last one had a waitlist of 50 people, so.....it seemed right to hold it again). Watch the video to get a sneak peek into the beginning of the workshop and learn a bit about what neurotransmitters are involved with creativity. Sign up for the in-person workshop to learn time management techniques that help you free up your time (and brain)...


HAPPY 11/11 Y'ALL: Eleven tools to celebrate with!

We're pretty excited about celebrating our first 11/11 with you all! To celebrate, Paloma made her first ever internet video (her first everrrrrr!!!!) where in 6 minutes she shares: The answer to the question she gets asked the most: "What's your favorite tool?" Via eleven answers Via a giveaway so you can try these amazing little tools out for yourself.   After watching the video, comment on our instagram post with which 3 tools you'd love to try out -- we only have 5 of each to give away so post soon!  Caveat: You must be able to pick up your gift bag (full of tools) at one...