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How minimalism improves mental, financial health
July 22, 2021
Minimalism is a popularly embraced mindset that bucks the status quo of material consumption to instead put the focus of your life on you and your dreams, as opposed to your material desires. Without constantly searching for the next score on Amazon, you clear your mind to focus on what is most significant in your mind and heart, rather than your next impulse.
Wabi-sabi: Accepting our imperfections
July 15, 2021
Wabi-sabi can mean many things: an escape from the modern world’s obsession with perfection, a less is more mentality, authenticity. But overarchingly, according to Omar Itani, “it reminds us that all things including us and life itself, are impermanent, incomplete, and imperfect. Perfection, then, is impossible.”
The art of list making and getting things done
July 8, 2021
I’ve always been a list maker and I take it very seriously. I specifically remember one time in college, I left my planner behind, full of lists and important notes, after spending a long weekend at home. My friend tweeted, “The fact that Abby left her planner at home and I can hear her freaking out from downstairs . . . her actual worst nightmare.” She knew, and not much has changed.
10 Things I Learned From 365 Days of Learning
July 1, 2021
On May 12, 2020, I embarked on a rather life-changing journey. I had attended a webinar earlier that month and was introduced to the amazing Pamay Bassey, Chief Learning Officer at Kraft Heinz. Pamay shared about her recent year-long challenge called “365 Days of Learning,” where she learned something new and shared about it every day! But she did not stop there, she inspired a whole learning movement at Kraft Heinz through this challenge! Intrigued and hungry for something new in what was turning out to be a very upside-down year, I set out on my own #365DaysOfLearning journey.
How to create change with habits
June 24, 2021
Many people think they need to make big sweeping changes to build the life they want. And sometimes, that’s true. But more often, it’s the small, subtle changes that make the biggest difference. The same goes for habits. Simple, achievable actions are the backbone of creating possibilities and making your goals a reality.
How to become an audiobook addict
June 17, 2021
What was the last book you’ve read? Up until the last couple months, I always dreaded that question at work, in interviews, and even just with friends. I would always convince myself that I didn’t have time and that reading wasn’t worth it.
On our shelves: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
June 10, 2021
“If something is meant for you, you will be notified — in the meantime just do and just be.” Sounds pretty easy right? This is what Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, shared during Siegfried’s latest My Journey® event when talking about purpose anxiety.
In the quest for professional success, experience trumps all. Or does it?
June 3, 2021
In an ultra-competitive world, it’s no longer enough to have done it before.
Embracing failure to build success
May 27, 2021
Happiness and success don’t have to look the same for all of us. For Meredith Bragg, a Senior Associate in our Los Angeles market, happiness comes from the joy of human connection and the freedom of new experiences, and not from conventional success.