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Episode Info: Episode 106. "Community is even more so important when people do feel disconnected physically.  So it's still important to be able to figure out -- we are now virtual and even any of the in-person components are now kind of shifted -- So how can we make sure that nobody feels as though they're not included?" ~Erica Courdae, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Consultant Everything I knew about structure I’ve had to reframe, reexamine, re...structure over the last 5,000 weeks of shelter-in-place. Multiple times. There have been days in which my professional systems and personal habits have operated at next-level peakness*. Glorious stretches of productivity. Seemingly boundless hours high-vibiness*. And then… The inevitable at-capacity crash. Chances are, you’ve wandered around in that fog yourself. Multiple times throughout the pandemic’s never-endingness*.  Erica Courdae is a Baltimore-based, multitalented mother and entrepreneur who’s navigating the deep end of uncertainty with realistic optimism and structures-in-progress (rather than hyper-aspirational, GOOPiness). As a salon owner, creator of the podcast Pause on the Play, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) consultant she’s feeling her way through the process of managing professional and personal expectations. What does “safety” look like IRL for a salon owner? How does a DEI consultant convey her message in an exclusively virtual environment? What the heck does homeschooling a kindergartner and a second-grader look like? How does self-care exist now that outlets for simple pleasures are off-limits?  *terms created to mildly amuse in week 5,000 of lockdown - it’s come to this. Get the full show notes, resources, and connect with Erica at *** Learn how to podcast with Podcast Envy: Craft & Culture! Join me in a personal podcast exploration to see how you can craft a show that facilitates your self-expression, grows your community, boosts your business, and enhances your personal development! Two classes + online office hours are available NOW inside Podcast Envy: Craft & Culture  via Patreon. New class coming in the first week of June 2020! Join now:   Practice Yoga & Mantra with me Sundays at Noon CST. Register at Promo Code for first class free: BHAKTIDEVOTIONALHEART   Join us twice a week for Community Zoom: Goods, Gripes & Goals It's the Zoom you actually won't dread! If you are feeling isolated, overwhelmed, and missing some human connection, I am currently hosting twice weekly complimentary online meetups. They last about 40min on Tuesdays and Fridays and they are just a way for us to see and hear each other, check in, set ONE priority for the day and feel part of a collective. Get the details on Facebook by joining The Creative Impostor Group:   Connect with me  Email o...
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