Read / Watch / Listen: July 2019

Read 10% Happier by Dan HarrisI first learned about Dan Harris and his book in The Minimalists’ documentary, Minimalism. In the documentary, Harris talks about how he had a panic attack on-air while working as a news anchor, and how meditation helped him tame the voice in his head. I took a lot from that… Continue reading Read / Watch / Listen: July 2019

Is it still cool to have an Instagram aesthetic?

Working in PR, I spend a lot of time studying and working with influencers (what we used to call bloggers and thought leaders). The field of influencer marketing has exploded over the past 5-10 years and shows no signs of slowing down. But there is a new narrative leaking through those perfect square images on… Continue reading Is it still cool to have an Instagram aesthetic?

Read / Watch / Listen: June 2019

Read WorkParty This book has been in my TBR pile for months – ever since it came out last August! I finally decided to start an Audible subscription and listen to nonfiction and memoir audiobooks while on my commute, and WorkParty was my first choice. Everything I’ve learned about how to navigate your career and… Continue reading Read / Watch / Listen: June 2019

Read/Watch/Listen: May 2019

Y’all. I survived the spring. It’s officially summer vacation 😎 (Of course, “summer vacation” to me means working one job instead of two, but still.) I’m also officially 31, which for some reason feels a lot older than 30. Case in point: when I go to a show now, my ears ring for 2-3 days… Continue reading Read/Watch/Listen: May 2019

Read/Watch/Listen: April 2019

January–April 2019 felt a lot like treading water. Between planning the PRSA Charlotte Symposium, teaching at UNC Charlotte, preparing for my APR Panel Presentation, volunteering with the Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center, showing up for my husband at his Isles Meet-ups and meeting client expectations at my day job, my life has been full and… Continue reading Read/Watch/Listen: April 2019

Spring cleaning your personal brand

3 personal branding lessons I learned with the New Pros In 2018 I served as chair of the PRSA Charlotte New Professionals. Throughout the year, our committee organized a few programming events on personal branding, including a resume workshop and a panel on work wear that discussed what it means to dress for success in… Continue reading Spring cleaning your personal brand

The best things I read/watched/listened to: February 2018

I have a love/hate relationship with Goodreads. It helps me find and save books I want to read, but the reviews are always so negative! For example, Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close has terrible reviews, but I’m so glad that I went ahead and read it anyway, because it quickly became one of… Continue reading The best things I read/watched/listened to: February 2018

The best things I read/watched/listened to: January 2018

ICYMI, my 2018 resolution is to do more things that make me forget to check my phone. My goal is to replace the time wasted scrolling through social media with better-quality content that feeds my soul, ex. books, music, and movies. I detailed my strategies and how it’s going so far in this article I… Continue reading The best things I read/watched/listened to: January 2018