Early on the morning of 8 June 2018, I woke up and checked my phone.

“Anthony Bourdain dead at age 61.” The words filled post after post in my newsfeeds, and while still in bed next to my then-boyfriend I barely whispered “Oh my god. Bourdain is dead”. Normally a…

Or, when to let the life vest do the work for you. First in a series.

Like many of you, I’m Burnt Out. Goals seem meaningless, tasks get postponed, nothing feels important. Healthy habits are the first to go because taking the time to workout out prep a meal or…

Set processes in your life that keep you consistent, but don’t get complacent in thinking efficiency is a substitute for mindfulness

My first career was in the culinary world. Fast paced, complex, and stressful, you will succeed or fail based on your ability to plan ahead and stay organized. Keeping everything cleaned, ordering ahead and anticipating anomalies, having your mise en place exact before that first screech of the ticket machine…

We have been indoctrinated with the Great American Lie, steeped in Capitalism, that we can do anything we put our minds to.

In some respects, this can be true. For some, America has been a haven where class barriers are less of an obstacle than elsewhere in the world. Our…

We are entering the fifth month of our collective trauma, the covid-19 pandemic. Since early March we’ve experienced a sharp and jarring retraction of our common human existence and experiences, watched as jobs evaporated before our eyes while friends, loved ones, neighbors, and the person in the mirror lost the…

Defund the Police.

For my white friends who are having a difficult time forming the words “defund the police”: I get that. We were raised in a white supremacist society that values white privilege above all, and the preservation of these systems is the lifeblood of many (cough most) political…

Kelsey Hitchingham

Nonprofitter, solopreneur, podcaster.

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