What Going Off-the-Grid Gifted Me

by candy barone Sep 15, 2022

As I mentioned in a previous post, I took an unplanned, and much needed, sabbatical this summer. What started out as a 9-day excursion to the mountains, and some time with some beloved friends, turned into going completely “dark” for more than two months.

 

And, when I say “dark” … I mean fully unplugged. Off...

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So, I Took a 9-Day Sabbatical … Uh, Make That TWO Months

by candy barone Sep 05, 2022

I needed to go off-the-grid, to go offline, to go quiet and get still, to go dark for a bit.

 

I was feeling old, familiar signs of frustration, fatigue, burnout … the kind I haven’t felt since my corporate days.

 

You see, I had recently taken on a new venture, a partnership … or, more of a collaboration, really....

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Baseball Is in My Blood: A Special Tribute to My Great Grandmother, a Woman Who Made Her-Story in a Big Way

by candy barone Mar 15, 2022

I am a huge baseball fan. I’m talking crazy, obsessed, nut-type of fan. In fact, when the Chicago Cubs finally won the World Series in 2016, I lost my freakin’ mind … seriously, it was both scary and comical at the same time. I get lost in the sport, emotionally, and totally invested.

 

You see, baseball is in my blood.

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Happy International Women's Day

by candy barone Mar 08, 2022
The glass ceiling is showing cracks.
 
Today (and every day), let's celebrate the women and men that are doing so much to improve gender equality, even though we still have a long way to go.
 
These stats celebrate the important roles that women play in our society, but they also help us to identify the areas for improvement and focus....
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Procrastination vs. Purposeful Pressure

by candy barone Mar 01, 2022

I don’t know about you, but I love the feeling of things coming down to the wire. You know, that adrenaline rush of trying to bring something in at the 11th hour … that feeling of energy that builds up as you think about how much time you have left. 

 

There is something about that buildup that opens up huge creative...

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Cathartic Writing

Twirling, swirling, spiraling, floating … I feel like I’m doing all of these things, yet none of these truly capture my current state, as I feel like I am all over the place these days. It’s also been interesting writing again, journaling every morning, as I find the words are grateful to be expressed, and that they want space...

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Dreaming in the Matrix

Recently, I have been having really vivid (sometimes lucid dreams) as if a movie is playing, and I am both watching the movie and starring in it simultaneously. I can feel the emotion of all of it, yet I also am playing witness to it as I watch it all unfold. The messages have been intense, multifaceted, and deep.

 

When I wake sometimes,...

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The Value of a Relationship

by candy barone Feb 01, 2022

Aside from my time, I view my relationships and my network as one of the most valued and treasured aspects of my life, and of my business. I believe in creating the space and demonstrating the grace to cultivate and nurture real relationships.

 

Simply being linked on social media, or being on someone’s email list, doesn’t ...

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Some Days Just Feel “Off”

Lately, and, I’m not sure why, I’ve really had a tough time with Tuesdays. I miss my morning workout, feel exhausted and beat up, struggle to get out of bed, and just have a slow start to my day. By the afternoon, I usually bounce back, and usually even get a workout in. However, there is just something about Tuesday mornings, and my...

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Life's Little Annoyances

I’m not sure why, but sometimes I find myself getting annoyed and irritated at the littlest of things. I mean, there are these moments when everything sets me off. Sure I could blame the energy of the moon, or whichever planet happens to be retrograding at the moment … yet, I know it goes much deeper than that.

 

I feel annoyed...

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