Coffee Stained Lens: Why does my stomach hurt after I drink coffee now?

This was my question a few weeks ago when I picked up a new coffee to try. Actually, I didn’t pick it out. I ordered a different brand from Walmart for Pickup, they didn’t have it, so they substituted it for Caffe Fair. I’ve had Caffe Fair before and I don’t remember anything bad from …

Coffee Stained Lens: More Hot Takes to heat your December

A tad bit later than planned but...let's just hop right into this piping hot tea! Hot Take #1—If other customers in a coffee shop come off as snobby and standoffish, it isn’t the coffeeshop’s fault, BUT if the baristas aren’t patient when you’re looking at the menu for the first time or they’re rude to …

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 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 …