Absolutely adore this campaign from P&G while at the same time cringing a bit. It’s powerful message comes to life during interviews with young girls. It makes us “big” girls feel extremely embarrassed and in turn, changes the way you’ll ever hear the phrase “like a girl” again.
Agency: Leo Burnett (Chicago, London, Toronto)
Mom gave me this really cool looking quote box with “365 Truths” to help usher in my 28th year. Seeing as today is Day One of that very year, I pulled out the following truth (which sent a shiver down my spine because c’mon fate, you sometimes are seriously too good).
“This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind… Let it be something good.”
Stumbled upon this video. And after a week full of confusion, fear and uncertainty, it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Whenever I get into a rut at work, I always turn to one of my colleagues, Sarah. Sarah just always seems to know exactly what I need, whether it’s a baked good from her kitchen, a song, a list of “How You Know Your A Child of the 90s” or even a TED Talk. Girl has a gift.
A few weeks ago, Sarah sent me this TED Talk from Shawn Achor, CEO of Good Think Inc. In just 12 minutes, Achor explains, in a charming way, how to better your work simply from happiness. You simply taking a step back and changing your go-to-way of thinking. By being happy, you’ll be more productive.
It’s through this notion of “positive psychology” that you’ll become a happier human. I remember back in 2007 some author was on Oprah and talking about having a “Happiness Journal.” On that day, I went out, bought a journal and since then, have written down at least three things each day that have made me happy. It’s funny to see the pattern over the past 4 years (a sunny day!!) and the simple things back in college that just seemed to brighten my world (class canceled).
Sometimes you just need a Sarah reminder that the work stresses don’t really add up to much.
Why the strife, the struggle and the down right miserable days are okay. Getting there one day at a time.
Sometimes, we just need a reminder. So I immediately bought this to hang.
Yesterday, The Society of Professional Journalists recognized what so many journalism students from St. Louis have known for years: Mr. Eden is amazing. Mr. Mitch Eden (or E Dawg as I liked to call him) recently won the Society’s Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award and for one, am so happy for the guy. If it weren’t for Mr. Eden, I would not be where I am today. I am a writer because of him. A vivacious reader because of him. A continually curious specimen because of him. And someone who remembers to laugh on an hourly basis because of him. He instills much more than how to write a feature story (Make the O) and how to use the inverted pyramid.
And I’m so glad the rest of the nation can see the inspiration and class he brings to the profession and more importantly, to humanity.
“If you’re gonna do it, do it right. If you’re gonna hype it, hype it with the facts. I don’t mind what you did. I mind the way you did it.” –Bob Woodward, All the President’s Men
About six months ago, Maggie told me about this website I just had to get on and start using: Pinterest. At first, I was confused how I could use the site and what it all really meant. But today, I’m a huge believer and find myself continually checking in to see what’s going on. There’s really no boundaries to what the site can be, seeing as you determine how you want to use it every time you create a board for your pins. I find the site is definitely more of an inspiration source, which is why when I saw this latest campaign from Kotex, I just wanted to get up and cheer. Finally, a brand doing something truly original with this still-in-beta site.
To celebrate National Women’s Inspiration Day, Kotex took to people’s Pinterest boards and created gift boxes for them based on the things they pinned. Then they sent these boxes out and as you’re probably guessing, all the recipients took to social media to share their boxes with others.
I’m pining for more campaigns like this.
Stumbled upon this video via The Book Bench of a domino effect with books in London. Is it me, or does Europe put together some of the coolest videos for inspiration. I must say, I’m quite surprised the books just don’t sprawl everywhere after falling.