Books I Read in 2019

2019 was a year of “should reads”. As you might expect, most of the books a person is told to read end up disappointing. Eat and Run, though a “must read” for runners, did not inspire me. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and Ragtime (both read with my book club) may be great books,…

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2019 Accomplishments

The end of the calendar year is a good time for reflection. This year I’ve taken on a few initiatives (and furthered some ongoing goals). Here’s how I’m feeling about my professional and personal 2019 accomplishments. Professional Work: Expanding Content Communications I love content strategy because I love communication. Written or verbal, through gestures or…

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Women’s Healthcare and Mary Cain

When I first read Mary Cain’s story of disordered eating, encouraged by her coach, I was sad. But I wasn’t horrified, because I wasn’t surprised. In fact, I was a little relieved to find that an amazing runner like Mary struggled with some of the same challenges I did. The more I follow Mary’s story,…

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Think Global, Act Local

What does it mean to think global and act local? I used to think it was a reminder: don’t lose sight of the people around you, in your quest to save the world. But it can also refer to making small changes that have a large effect. Working in healthcare, education, finance, or government can…

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Books I Read in 2018

2018 has been a busy year, but a good year. I read 68 books, including 7 rereads. 9 books got 5 stars (including a new favorite, Davita’s Harp) and nothing got 1 star, though The Passage was close. Rating the Books I Read If you’re unfamiliar with the rating system, here’s how it works: *…

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Books I Read in 2017

Another year, another 61 books. Although 2017 was an absolutely terrible year, it’s been a good year for reading. 21 of the books I read were 4 stars (out of 5) or above, including a few fun trilogies:  N.K Jemison’s Broken Earth trilogy, and Erika Johansen’s The Queen of the Tearling trilogy. I discovered a…

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