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If you’re an email subscriber of mine, you read this last week (and if you’re not subscribed, sign up here). You haven’t heard from me in a couple of months and there’s a good reason: I burned out. It’s actually somewhat ironic because I’ve spoken on international stages about organizational culture, employee engagement, well-being and, […]

The Holdsworth Family

LIFE

I Did It…I Burned Out

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We’ve all been at home now for the better part of two months, and probably, like many of you, my husband and I have been trying to squeeze in some sort of date night here and there. But after a few too many movie nights where we stuffed ourselves silly with popcorn and candy and […]

Best date night at home ideas

LIFE

The 15 Best Date Night (at Home) Ideas

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Learn how to hygge at home while slowing down your life.

LIFE

Hygge At Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

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NOTE: I originally wrote this post for LittleGuide Detroit, so be sure to click through and check out all of their great tips and activities. On Friday, March 13th, 2020 at 6am, I awoke to the news that my daughter’s school district was shutting down through April 13th as a precautionary measure to the coronavirus […]

Inexpensive ways to keep the kids busy while they are out of school

FAMILY

Inexpensive Ways to Keep The Kids Busy While They’re Out of School

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Is anyone else a tote hoarder? Are you always searching for the perfect ONE, the one bag that can do it all: look good for work, traveled well and can carry around a laptop, chargers, makeup, snacks, a water bottle, a change of clothes for the kiddos and books you never get to read? Yeah, […]

TRAVEL

The Perfect Totes For Work, Play and Travel

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If you’re a mom, especially with young kids, you probably have little to no time to relax de-stress, let alone extra money to spend on spa treatments or massages. I’m in the same boat. I haven’t been taking a lot of time for myself because, well, there hasn’t been much time to take. But, I’ve […]

LIFE

5 Inexpensive Ways To De-stress

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As a mom, I’ve had it all: mom guilt and anxiety. Being too attached to my phone. Feeling like I should be doing more, when, in fact, I want to do less. For the last two weeks, I’ve been pretty down about the helicopter crash in California, which took the lives of parents and their […]

LIFE

Enjoy The Little Things

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Business travel can be fun and exciting. But how should you pack? The first time I was sent on an out-of-town work assignment, I spent six weeks traveling between four major European cities. Sure, it sounds like a dream (and quite frankly, it was), but my 21-year-old self couldn’t figure out how to pack for […]

My trusty WHBM dress is a travel win!

TRAVEL

What I Wore: Travel Edition

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How casual is too casual? Have you ever worked somewhere that Casual Fridays turned into the Sweatpants Showdown? There is such a thing as too casual for Casual Fridays. Here are some ideas on how to enjoy dressing down while still looking polished and professional. Bonus? These outfits transition perfectly to happy hour. Jeans and […]

WORK

Casual Friday: What to Wear

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Always rushing out the door without makeup and your hair only half done? Read on.

WORK

4 Ways to Streamline Your Morning Routine With Lean Six Sigma

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