The last week of March. Can you believe it? Take a breath and check out our favorites from the week, as well as the Team Monthly Favorites for March!
WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE RELIEF: Help those who have been impacted by the mudslides in Snohomish County, Washington by visiting The Red Cross donation website. There are multiple donation options available. Make an impact in this hurting community!
MORNING RITUALS: Richard Felonia with Inc. lists the morning rituals of 15 highly-successful small business owners. See which activities you can work into your morning!
HOBBY LOBBY: Clare O’Connor with Forbes pens an update on Hobby Lobby’s historic Supreme Court case against Obamacare’s inclusion of certain birth control in the Affordable Care Act.
TOP 5 REGRETS: Fawn Weaver with The Happy Wives Club shares a list of the top 5 regrets writer and songwriter Bronnie Ware heard from people close to death that she cared for.
PASSION OR OBSESSION: Meg Cadoux Hirshberg with Inc. interviews Eileen Fisher and discovers how Eileen learned to put family before her business.
Video of the Week
This cute couple went beyond a time-lapse video of the wife’s pregnancy and created a touching music video to go along with the husband’s song for his new family. Precious beyond words!
Record share of wives are more educated than their husbands – Wendy Wang discusses a recently completed survey done by Pew Research Center that tracked a growing trend over the last 50 years which revealed a surprising fact about women’s education compared to their spouses’.
Family and Sports: Spiritual Growth and Little League – Sarah Wolfe talks about how sports has helped her and her husband explain spiritual lessons to their children.
How to Respond When Life Doesn’t Go Our Way – In this article on Catalyst, find out the proper response we should have when life doesn’t go the way we want it to.
Team Monthly Favorites
Ashley Diaz, Social Media
Favorite: güd by Burt’s Bees
Shampoos, conditioners, body washes, and lotions that are natural and not tested on animals. I discovered these products while roaming the aisles at Target. I fell in love with them because they smell amazing and they don’t make my sensitive skin itchy. My favorite is the mango moonbreeze!
Amy Wilson, Social Media Consultant
Favorite: “Whispers of Hope” by Beth Moore
“Whispers of Hope” is a 70-day devotional book that focuses on prayer. The devotions are one page long, and then there are two pages of space for prayer journaling. I’m on Day 69 now, so I’m almost finished. I’d recommend this book to any woman who wants to start her day off on the right foot but is always pressed for time in the mornings. Each day’s journaling usually takes me only 10-15 minutes, but it provides food for thought for the rest of the day.
Cindi Pritchett, Writer and Editor
If you’re like me, you have way too many accounts and too many passwords to remember. Solution? 1Password! I love that I can store all of my login information in one easy place. When I login to a webpage that needs a password, I just click on my browser extension, login with my master password, and the app does the rest! Simple, easy, convenient and well worth every penny.
Jordan Johnstone, Copywriter
Favorite: Naked 3 palette by Urban Decay
My husband gave me this palette for Christmas, and I have religiously used it every week since. I am a massive Urban Decay fan (I think my current total of UD palettes owned is at 7!) and when this palette came out late last year, I knew it had to be added to my collection. There’s a nice balance of matte and shimmer shades that can be blended to create a wide variety of looks, day to night!
Katie Reiff, 4word Director of Local Groups & Development
Favorite: Sisters Coffee Company
I love my coffee! Sisters Coffee Company from Sisters, OR, makes an amazing cup o’ joe. It’s the coffee shop where the 4word: Portland group meets every Friday morning before heading off to work! I also make it at home and you can order it here!
Trina Lee, 4word Mentor Program Coordinator
Favorite: “Virtual Freedom” by Chris Ducker
I’m in the middle of reading Virtual Freedom by Chris Ducker and would highly recommend it. If you’re an entrepreneur, this is a must read. Even for those not in a position to build a virtual team, we are all working in a digital age and there are great things to glean from the book. I also recently discovered Chris’ The New Business Podcast and would recommend it as well. As a learner himself, Chris asks great questions of his top-self guests.
A Pinterest Find
April Fools Day is on Tuesday, and we know just the way to celebrate. Sneak some of these recipes onto your table and see if you can fool your family!