Archive for the ‘How to be a badass’ Category

2 Mar 2017

#mumboss’s Rachel Monique Maskell wants to send you a (self-)care package.¬†ūüéĀ

Mamas! You no longer have an excuse not to treat yourself, because the treats are coming to you. Pronto‚ÄĒand for less than a day at the spa…or therapy.

Meet MumBox, a quarterly subscription ‚Äúretreat in a box,‚ÄĚ for parents looking to relax, refuel and reconnect with themselves in the comfort of their own homes.

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11 Mar 2016

This TED Talk by Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code, is essential viewing for any parent¬†to girls. It’s only 12 minutes and made me aware of something I have always felt but never heard explained or articulated so well.

The Disco Notes edition:

  • “We’re raising our girls to be perfect, and we’re raising our boys to be brave”
  • Most girls are taught to play it safe‚ÄĒsmile, look pretty, be perfect
  • On the other hand, boys are habituated and rewarded to take risks
  • This carries into adult life.
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8 Jan 2016

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If you read betterment books and articles like I do, you know that creating new habits‚ÄĒand sticking to them‚ÄĒis easier in manageable steps and with other people. That‚Äôs why this approach to keeping New Year‚Äôs resolutions is so good: commit to 12 one-month resolutions and tackle them, one at a time, with a group of other goal-oriented people.

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3 Dec 2015

I went to a networking event last night called “Badass Women” (of course!).¬†¬†All 50+ of us went around the room and shared what, exactly, makes us a badass. At first, I was mortified at the thought of having to answer this question. It’s hard enough to consider it alone in front of a¬†bathroom mirror, so I had only one choice: drink faster.…

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