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City living and working in The Strip District

July 10, 2020

I’m new to city living — we just moved from the suburbs a few months ago. It’s been a wonderful adventure, but one that has been controlled and bound by our current pandemic-world. So, every day, rain or shine, I walk the streets of my new neighborhood. I smile (behind my mask, of course) at […]

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Sometimes your life story just falls into place

June 12, 2020

Do you ever look back on your life and wonder how you got to where you are? Our state’s work-from-home order had me doing just that. And it wasn’t in a bad way. I wasn’t having a WTF moment. I was looking back, knowing that I ended up in an amazing, yet unexpected, place professionally. […]

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Embrace Six Feet Together Now

June 5, 2020

Family Time On Sunday, I sat about twelve feet from my mother outside on our back patio. It was awkward, to say the least. Not being able to hug my mom on Mother’s Day just outright sucked. But the moment I watched the edge of her lip stretch toward her ear as she smiled, I […]

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The Slow Unnecessary Death by Meeting

June 5, 2020

We’ve all been there – eyes rolling, sighing loudly, waiting for it to end Death by Meeting For quite a bit of my child-raising years, I worked as a Worship Pastor for a small, local church. Part of my job involved “managing” teams of volunteers. During that time, I had a rule for my meetings…if […]

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Change is the new reality

May 15, 2020

Change is hard Right now I’m sitting on a kitchen chair at a makeshift desk, listening to construction noises as the breeze makes my blinds bang against the window. It would have been hard to imagine this even six months ago. Prior to #COVID19, I went to work every day, hanging with a small but fun […]

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Work From Home

May 9, 2020

Working from home is not a choice for many, but a mandate. Here is how I’ve embraced the #workfromhome movement and decided to turn this pandemic into an opportunity. Yes, you can too. Here are a few easy steps that you can do right now. Make a list of what you’ve accomplished so far during the stay-at-home order. And yes, you have accomplished […]

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Workplace Modification and Crucial Conversations with your Landlord

May 3, 2020

The Pittsburgh Technology Council hosts “Business as Usual” addressing the topics that help inform, connect and help us all get back to business as usual. Kim Ford and Brandon Mendoza from NAIOP were guest speakers exploring COVID-19’s impact on the construction and real estate industries. The duo discussed: The need to make major workplace modifications […]

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Found Advisors Covid-19 Response

April 23, 2020

Our response to Covid-19. We know that the world is a crazy place right now. Our jobs, companies, co-workers, family celebrations – everything – up in the air, uncertain.

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Biophilic Design on a Budget: It’s Easy Being Green

July 23, 2019

What it means to be “biophilic” and why it should matter to you Biophilia is a fancy word to describe a love for nature and life. It was introduced to the mainstream in the 80’s. Scientists suggested that human beings have a genetic predisposition to seek out connections with the natural world. In other words, […]

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