Coffee Stained Lens: Distractions, Priorities and the Redistribution of Energy

After a month off of work before transitioning to my new position and I can honestly say, I’ve missed this. Roll out of bed, get semi-dressed, grab my coffee and log into the morning Zoom Call. It is July of 2020 and we are still working from home ladies and gentlemen…and I think I’ve accepted …

Coffee Stained Lens: Reflection, Meditation and Checking in—-Are You Keeping it Up?

It has been approximately 2 months since this has started, but it feels like a century! As states begin to open up, I debate my own next steps. Are states actually ready to open? Not really. So what should I do? I can’t stay on pause forever, right? Of course not. So I took some …

Coffee (Shop) Trials: Starbucks vs. Dunkin….vs Tim Horton’s

That’s right people! While in Wisconsin, I’ve only debated about Dunkin and Starbucks but as a true Michigander I have to bring Tim Hortons into the mix. As I got older, I watched Tim Hortons take over Michigan—or at least, my little part of Michigan. It almost became an easy staple for my friends when …

Coffee Stained Lens: Re-Center and Look to the Little Things

The past few weeks have been a struggle. Every day it seems like there’s less structure and motivation and more bad news. In moments like these, it’s hard to see the silver lining. And whenever I’m upset about this situation, I catch myself saying something like, “Well, I shouldn’t be upset because it’s not as …