Things Have Happened

This summer has been eventful, to put it mildly. In mid-June, I left my job at KERA to take a new position as an engagement consultant for Hearken, a journalism-adjacent startup that equips newsrooms to create journalism that’s responsive to their community’s needs. This pivot was very much influenced by some goals I set at […]

What Happened When I Took A Mental Health Break

I’ve never taken a mental health break in my life. But there were many times that I should’ve. I should’ve taken one after I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder and recurrent anxiety at 19. I couldn’t. It was the start of the Great Recession, when I dropped out of college to work full-time because […]

Learning About The Mind-Body Connection

I’ve been training for a 10K the last eight weeks, and last weekend was going to mark the big run. Except I bonked. ‘Bonked’ is a new term for me. Basically, I didn’t finish. I ran 3.65 miles before I felt like I was going to collapse from heat exhaustion. Several things happened here: It […]

My Morning Routine Is Filled With Whine

I’m selecting a few writing prompts from this list to get my blog juices going. (That…sounded gross. Whatever – pour me some blog juice!)  First up, my morning routine. I am not a morning person, yet I’m the local producer for Morning Edition. My life is very ironic. One would think that since I have […]