Can we have an honest conversation about stress and self-care?

I’m hearing the online buzz more frequently about self-care as stress management. It seems like ‎every day there’s a new article or post targeted at women with tips on how to better balance it ‎all. ‎

Get a mani/pedi!

Make time for brunch and make sure you hashtag it on instagram!

Get your Orangetheory workout in with before and after selfies!

And it’s so enticing. Who wouldn’t want 10 tips on how to do it all, look amazing and feel ‎refreshed!

But is it real? Is it helping? Is it all bull? Is it just another thing that women are expected to do perfectly? Is self-care another chore to check off? 
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Think it’s too late to change your career? It may not be.

On this episode of Think Tank of Three, we’re talking to a former nurse who spent decades in hospitals, but changed gears completely to follow her passion: wine. She now has a very successful company and charity with her husband, and we’re finding out how she did it.

In this podcast, you’ll also learn:

  • How to get the best value on a bottle or a glass of wine in a restaurant.
  • Which glass should you buy to save money.
  • Which glass of wine has the highest markup and which one to choose instead to save money.
  • How you can order a bottle of wine in a restaurant at the best price — without looking cheap.
  • A little insight on what it’s like owning a business with your husband.


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Guest Blog by Katie Frankhart, mConnexions WriterKatie Frankhart | mConnexions Writer

Throughout my career, I’ve been privileged to have mentorship from brilliant female leaders who show me what I am capable of, and who give me the power to explore and understand myself as a woman and a professional. Working alongside strong women has taught me a lot about the relationship dynamics it takes to be empowered and successful, both in and outside of the workplace.

I’ve had great experiences working with women, and I’ve had experiences so difficult that I started to become jaded about the overall idea of working with a female team. But, I will tell you this: every single experience was dependent on the female leadership, and the overall approach to building a strong team dynamic.


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The beginning of the year, in fact, the entire first quarter is my favorite time of year. We’re making plans, building out vision and focusing on how we’ll execute on the strategy.

I find this time of year to be invigorating but also overwhelming. The beginning months of the fiscal year means the possibilities are endless. The sky is the limit and I’m always tempted to try and make it bigger this year than last year.

And by February, I’m swimming in the busyness of all of that. Why?

Because no matter what, if you’re not hyper focused on a couple of big initiatives, you’ll get swept away by all the other busy work.
Despite “shiny distraction” syndrome, I know that the best plan is to focus at the beginning of the year. I have a couple of tips to reign myself back in.

In your career, are you at the decision making table?

Do you know how to GET that seat at the table?

Research tells us that when women are politically and socially engaged, societies are more peaceful and prosperous.

So how do we get there? Today on the Think Tank of Three we have a special guest, Kela Hall, to help us claim our seats at the decision making table.


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Graduation: one of the best days of a college student’s life.

And it could be the scariest.

You’re all done with school, so what happens next?

In this episode of Think Tank of Three, we’re giving advice for upcoming graduates.

If you’re soon to finish school or know someone who, this podcast will be very helpful.


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Today we’re talking about building your confidence

Are you confident you’ll be selected for the next promotion or are you a little unsure?

Do you ever fixate on how you look worried that your clothes are too tight or too loose or you just don’t look good enough?

Today we have Dr. Dorian Hunter as our guest and she’s offering tactics to help silence the internal voices that tell you you aren’t good enough so you can hold your head high.
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Travel more.
Work smarter.
Love harder.
Leave toxic relationships behind.
Believe in yourself.

If you could tell your younger self just one thing, one piece of insight, one lesson to change your life — what would it be?

In this podcast, Think Tank of Three takes a trip down memory lane to share what we would tell our twenty-something selves —
and it might just be something you need to hear today.


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