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The 5 things I learned in my first 5 days at Govalo

The 5 things I learned in my first 5 days at Govalo

On Monday, I started Day 1 at Govalo, where we're reinventing the digital gifting experience. I took time today to reflect — and in doing so, I discovered 5 themes that emerged over the last 5 days for me: 

  1. Use your gifts

  2. Do things that don't scale

  3. Trust is everything

  4. It doesn't have to be perfect

  5. Ask for help

I left Shopify ✌🏼 here's why and what's next

I left Shopify ✌🏼 here's why and what's next

It takes a lot to unpack 7 years, and move on to the next thing.
This meeting could have been an email: and other workplace pains

This meeting could have been an email: and other workplace pains

Let's outline some of the most annoying work habits and bad practices we see all the time at any office: Spelling your name wrong in an email. Re...
Fitness is a mindset, not a body type.

Fitness is a mindset, not a body type.

A healthy lifestyle isn't a number on a scale. And being fit isn't a waist size. Not that long ago, I wrote about finding your sweat life — and tha...
Easier said than done.

Easier said than done.

Does anyone else have issues following their own advice? I feel I give really good advice but take issue following it myself. My mom and I have al...
Everything I've learned on my #100DayProject

Everything I've learned on my #100DayProject

DON'T GIVE UP. EVER. You will fail. You will forget. You will lose focus. But the one thing you can never do is give up. Acknowledge the challenge ...
A thank you note.

A thank you note.

Almost a year ago today, I emailed a thank you note to someone: It's rare that you can connect on that level with someone through any kind of spon...
Why the fuck do women have to rely on each other for birth control advice?

Why the fuck do women have to rely on each other for birth control advice?

I've been on birth control since I was 16. My mom was terrified when I went on birth control. Back in her day, women were scared to be on the hormo...
Does natural deodorant stink?

Does natural deodorant stink?

There is nothing worse than sweat stains and a stinky pit. When I was a teenager, I had the worst sweat stains, and my doctor prescribed Drysol. It...
How to hack a cold

How to hack a cold

I don't get sick very often, but when I do, it's not pretty. No one likes being sick — so how can you fast track a cold?  Take oil of oregano. A l...
Pregnancy dreams.

Pregnancy dreams.

Does anyone else get pregnancy dreams? The last few nights I've had the oddest sorts of pregnancy dreams.  I had to look it up, why was I having th...
Girls with curls.

Girls with curls.

When I was younger, I would brush my hair like every other girl. I didn't realize I was brushing out my amazing natural curls.  Do you know what ha...