The Integration Hypothesis: thoughts from attending a panel


Last week I was invited to attend an event in New York called: The Integration Hypothesis, Can breaking developmental silos make a difference for women and girls? Johnson & Johnson partnered with FHI 360 and Women Thrive Worldwide to host this panel on how integrated delivery of development solutions can improve education, health, incomes, infrastructure ...

Hear My Voice: Episode One with Kymberli Barney

Hear My Voice

The moment I decided to jump into podcasting I wanted to be able to interview people. As much as I think it is an interesting way to archive my written posts, conversations with people are much more fascinating. The interviews I have been able to do thanks to my gig at Babble have always been ...

I was missed: a story from water class

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I continue to be thankful for the feeling of moving in water. As I lifted my legs towards the surface of the pool and jumped and twisted I actually felt graceful and light. Not having the weight of my body lifted the weight of thinking about my body – something I usually do when I am working out. Even jogging from one end of the pool to the other was smooth. I was glass. I was ice. I was a diamond.

Let’s not measure progress

first podcast

I like to create spreadsheets. Who doesn't? There is something so incredibly calming about seeing well-organized data. When I was working at the startup I kept a spreadsheet of everything I did during the day. It not only made me feel like a badass and super productive, but it also was nice to be able ...



A few weeks ago, in a flurry of resolutions and dedications, I signed up for some water classes at the YMCA. Those classes officially began last week, a time when I most certainly needed to get out of the house and clear my mind. I figured a) I already paid for the classes, b) working ...