We are now 15 days removed from the national elections and I have very mixed emotions of where we are as a nation.

On one hand, I am openly happy and relieved in the knowledge that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as President and Vice President on January 20, 2021.  On the other hand a not so secret hard truth was also laid bare on Tuesday, November 3rd,…… this country has a very long way to go.
Continue Reading What I Learned November 3rd…

“I’m not asking much, just a token really, a trifle! What I want from you is – your voice.-Ursula the Sea Witch

Ursula The Little Mermaid

Do you remember watching the classic Disney movie The Little Mermaid and seeing Princess Ariel give up her voice to become human? While it may have seemed like a good trade at the time, she quickly realized she gave up a precious part of not just communication, but her soul. Watching her flounder to express herself, go on a first date, and let the man she loves know he’s been brainwashed by a monster was frustrating for the viewers. 

While we may not be squaring off for a battle with a sea witch (unless your mother-in-law is coming to town), 2020 has absolutely been dramatic and difficult. So in a year that feels like the fight between good and evil, how can you win at the most important thing: your voice?
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A man I love once told me that I am what’s wrong with the world.

“You,” he had exclaimed in frustration. “You are the problem!”

I was in my early 30s and working as an Executive Producer in a TV newsroom. My sixth newsroom in four states, which to me symbolizes the sacrifice and hard work I had put in to build a successful career and advance in an industry that I can only describe as a 24/7 pressure-cooker.

I was having dinner with my parents when my dad, clearly exasperated and not intending to hurt my feelings, declared that as a member of the media, I was the problem.


Continue Reading How To Pray For The Media. Hint: It’s Not How You Might Think

What happens when your plan goes off the rails?

I never imagined that at this point in my life I would be asking:  “Where am I going?”  “What am I doing?”  “What do I want to do?”.  I actually had a plan.  In fact, by now, I was supposed to be living that plan full throttle, able to choose projects that I was passionate about, living my “idea” of success.

Well, my plans didn’t go in the direction I had pictured.  The career track I thought I was on, fizzled away, my beautiful family took center stage, and the self developed some very real doubts.  Here’s the thing; the change wasn’t causing me the issue.  This wasn’t the first time I’ve switched gears.  I went to college with a pre-med focus and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.  However, medical school was no longer in my plan.  I was turned on to broadcasting my senior year, and once I said it out loud, there was no turning back.  I decided to go home where I was able to start my career in Fresno, California.  Broadcasting later moved me from California to New York to Connecticut.  I’m not new to change, but for the first time ever, I found myself unsure of what my next move should be.
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Stephanie BarnhillGuest Blog by Stephanie Barnhill, Operations Consultant at mConnexions

I am a near 38-year-old woman, happily married for almost 11 years now, living in Michigan with three adorable dogs. No picket fence because our HOA won’t allow it. And no kids either because we’re childfree.

“Childfree” is a word you may not have heard before – I only learned it in the last few years. It’s used in place of the word “childless”, meaning a life without children isn’t negative for us as nothing is “missing”. A life sans children is what we chose. Perhaps the terms feels a bit tedious, but I think it’s an important distinction for some people, like myself. We are without children on purpose, because we do not desire to be parents.

But let’s rewind a bit.
Continue Reading Being Childfree: Our Path To Discovering We Don’t Want Kids

Beth Peck, Project KoruGuest Blog by Beth Peck, Executive Director of Project Koru

Right this moment I am staring out the window of a little 63’ Franklin travel trailer, listening to the quiet morning waves of Lake Superior. Mornings are always my favorite time; it’s quiet, all I can hear is the light breathing of my three kids as they catch up on sleep from the previous day’s adventure mixed with the rustle of the biggest evergreens in the great state of Michigan.

Sitting in my little twin bed drinking freshly made camp coffee, I always have a happy heart when I’m working in the morning from Lil’ Frankie, the name we gave our travel trailer. She’s 150 sq ft of vintage charm that I worked all spring to restore. Every nook and cranny has a purpose and every time I’m in here my soul explodes with happiness. She is mine, and I made her. I made this life.
Continue Reading A Mom, A Travel Trailer, & A Reminder to Take The Jump!

At Think Tank of Three, we passionately believe that every person must stand against racial injustice.

We are women, empowering all women. This space is a space for you. We want black women and women of color to feel safe and know they have a voice here.

While major brands with vast resources have responded with large donations and advertising campaigns, the more relevant question for us is what can we do?

More importantly, what must we do?
Continue Reading Standing Up Against Racism: This is a Safe Space for All Women