Category: Tension

There is a lot of talk about the work/life balance. It is a tricky balancing act that constantly shifts depending on what needs your attention more at the time. And then to further complicate matters, you and your husband become business partners, and any hope of boundaries or balance goes out the window. Still, you feel pressured […]

For some, there’s this intuitive feeling that is undeniably knocking against our consciousness. The want to start our own business. So we get fired up, hit Pinterest, and read the blog posts about how someone made $14,000 just from their mommy blog. Then, the anxiety kicks in. “Is that possible for me too?” What if […]

INSIDE THE YELLOW COLLECTIVE - THE YELLOW ROOM

Heard about our membership, the Yellow Collective but are still wondering what it actually looks like to be a member? Today our vivacious and incredible New York Chapter Co-leader, Jennifer Mingucci, is here to share her experience of the Collective. What drew you to the Yellow Collective in the first place? I am Vice President of […]

FINDING THE COMMUNITY I CRAVE AS AN INTROVERT - THE YELLOW ROOM

I remember the first time I took the Myers-Briggs test. It was my first semester of college and I was quite surprised to see that “I” was my first letter. I’d considered myself the “social butterfly” my mom always called me, so the idea that I was an introvert seemed contradictory. But as I got […]

HEADBANDS OF HOPE: MAKING AN IMPACT ONE CHILD AT A TIME (& A GIVEAWAY!) - THE YELLOW ROOM

It is easy to sometimes feel helpless in the face of something out of our control – but we should never underestimate the impact that can be made even in a small action. Jess Ekstrom, founder of Headbands of Hope, shared her story with us of this reality. For every headband they sell, one is given to a […]

STARTING A FAMILY VS. GROWING YOUR CAREER: NAVIGATING THE OPTIONS - THE YELLOW ROOM

This year, I officially crossed over into my 30s. I chose to celebrate this occasion with my husband and the waves of the Pacific Ocean crashing into the rugged coastline of Big Sur. From the sheer cliffs that drop a thousand feet or more, to the sound of the waves thrashing at the granite below; the […]

HOW ONE SIMPLE CHALLENGE SPONTANEOUSLY LANDED ME IN CUBA - THE YELLOW ROOM

As you know, each quarter Yellow has focused on one overarching theme to see how it inspires, shapes, and challenges us. Not only do we explore themes like Pioneer, Wander, and Tension here on the blog, but our Yellow Collective members spend time diving into them together! Each quarter, all of the members take on […]

HOW TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF NEGATIVE SELF-TALK - THE YELLOW ROOM

Tell me if any of these thoughts sound familiar to you: “Why can’t I do anything right?” “I never have enough money.” “People are always disrespecting my boundaries.” “I’m too fat / too skinny / not pretty enough.” For most of us, thoughts like these flow in and out of our minds all day, every day. We’ve become […]

DOING WHAT YOU CAN, WHERE YOU ARE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD - THE YELLOW ROOM

Do you ever have a moment of global realization? It’s that instant when you suddenly realize that you’re living as history is being created, and it occurs to you that all the things happening in the world around you will end up in textbooks someday. Sometimes these thoughts are fleeting. But more often that not […]

HOW A PARKING TICKET SHIFTED MY PERSPECTIVE ON THE VALUE OF ENERGY - THE YELLOW ROOM

This is the story of the best parking ticket I ever got. When you live in LA, getting these is pretty common, but this time was special. This parking ticket left me feeling balanced and weirdly in control of my life. On my journey as an entrepreneur, there came a point where my business and my day job […]