News and Notes

Wellness Challenges With Lasting Impact Sep 04, 2021

The premise behind corporate wellness challenges offers good intentions. Challenges promote a sense of mental and physical well-being that can solicit a sense of community across a team or organization. 

From a strategic standpoint, challenges help employees feel healthier, making them more...

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Survey Shows How PR Pros Can Take Care of Themselves Aug 03, 2021

Over the last 17 months, we’ve witnessed the world turn upside-down. And the people who are part of the communications profession played a significant role in keeping us alert, aware and safe from COVID-19.

Earlier this year, we surveyed 100 communicators on the state of their well-being, a...

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Leading by Example Aug 02, 2021

Regardless of what stage you’re in your career, know that you are the future of the PR profession.

People look up to us to set an example. They look at every move we make. They analyze every email we send, how we lead meetings, and overall, how we conduct ourselves and treat others.

While...

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Your Summertime Self-Care Guide Jun 01, 2021

As we head into a new phase in the COVID era, one which delivers an increase of vaccinations and the opportunity to see friends and family again, I want to acknowledge all of you in our profession who have been managing your jobs and personal lives. Thank you for all that you’re...

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Chasing the Sun Summer Speaker Series! May 18, 2021

I'm excited to announce my Chasing the Sun Summer Speaker Series! I'll be traveling virtually and physically all around the country to help people prioritize their well-being. Check out the calendar below for upcoming public events to sign up!

To book a speaking engagement, please email me at ...

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Your Personal Wellness Crisis Plan May 03, 2021

As PR professionals, we are trained for managing a crisis. As we have lived through COVID, I have witnessed you lead in communicating timely, accurate, and essential information to the public, and that information has saved people’s lives. 

As we are witnessing vaccination rates...

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Internal Comms and Wellness Benefits Apr 06, 2021

Internal communicators, we need you now more than ever to lead the discussion on the importance of your employees staying mentally and physically resilient. 

Why? It’s inherently tied to dollars and cents, and in a profession in which we communicators are constantly evolving our key...

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What is Your Team Charter? Mar 01, 2021

I love springtime. After a long winter, it’s a welcome to bring on the fresh smells, crisp rain, bright flowers and a renewed enthusiasm. 

It’s also a great time to look at a special kind of plan I want you to consider developing.

I was recently chatting with a communications...

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Podcast Interview: A Walk in the Park Feb 17, 2021

During the summer of 2019, I was spending a lot of time reflecting on my time as a public relations professional. A lot of walks and hikes in various parks around Portland, listening to podcasts, seeking inspiration.

Nearly two decades into my career I had achieved a lot but I was ready for...

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What's Your "Feierabend" Feb 01, 2021

You’re lying awake in bed. It’s 5:48 a.m. on Monday. You hit snooze twice on your alarm already, but this time the phone wins. You grab your phone and immediately look at all those notifications. “I guess it’s time to get up and get to work,” you tell yourself as you...

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The Right Way to Start 2021 Jan 01, 2021

We made it to 2021. Deep breath.

This is usually the time we write down our yearly resolutions. I’m giving you permission to give yourself some grace and skip writing down a resolution this year.

Resolutions tied to the start of the new year rarely work. They put pressure on ourselves,...

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My kind of breathing GIF Nov 10, 2020

This is my FAVORITE breathing GIF of all time. 

Breathing gif to help with anxiety - Album on Imgur

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