Here is a quick update in week three of investing in stocks and crypto for the first time. For investment advice I got from my friends, read this.

My friend, Ian, has been training me to not have a panic meltdown every time my crypto plunges. Let’s just say investing…

Seeing moose in the Canadian wild is a rare and beautiful occurrence that some of us dream of…

Spotting moose is rare even in wilderness Canada

I “Covid temporarily” moved back to the rural farm in Canada after 20 years living abroad. Covid made foreign visas impossible, travel difficult (and ill advised) and going back to my nationality country attractive (*as my only option). …

I always hated the (non-consensual) handshake and the cheek kiss/es

My dog thinks “shake a paw” is a weird request, she does it for treats, but pulls back her arm immediately

“I don’t think we should ever shake hands ever again”, says Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases and the White House’s top infectious disease expert. He predicts that when we emerge on…

Nike offered Olympic track star Allyson Felix 70% less after giving birth

More laws, female leadership and mentors are needed to support female athletes. Ads like “Dream Crazy” and “Dream Crazier” do not accurately reflect the brand’s internal policies (according to female Nike sponsored athletes).

American runner, Mary Cain, was told by her all male coaches to lose weight until she could…

The rise of wellness and health as social currency

Acro-yoga on a Shanghai rooftop

Health is the new wealth in China. A decade ago, wealth in China was often bragging rights on luxury status purchases and shopping was the number one hobby. But there is a key move from consumption economy to self-actualization and experiences…

Rebekah Pothaar

I write about branding, feminism, storytelling, creativity and psychology. I’ve recently moved back to the family farm in Canada after living away for 22 years.

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