Coffee Conversations: June 2020

This month has been loaded. Let’s take a bit out of our strange, “new normal” lives and have a chat.

Grab your iced coffee, because it’s time for our June 2020 Coffee Conversation!

If we were getting coffee together, I’d ask how you’ve been. Has life gained some sort of normalcy? What are your thoughts on the state of the world right now? Are you emotionally exhausted, like me?

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10 Top Fiction Books to Read this Summer

Have more time on your hands for reading this summer? Fill up your reading list with these 10 books to read!

I’m a voracious reader — it’s one of the many reasons I pursued an English degree in college. I try to read between 30 and 40 books each year, including a mix of nonfiction and fiction. This list includes some of my favorite fiction books from the past few years. Each of them would make great reads for long summer nights!

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4 Ways to Calm Your Mind and Prevent Overwhelm from Taking Over

Take these 4 strategies to heart to help calm your mind and prevent stress from freezing you in your tracks.

We’re living in high-stress times.

Whether you’re feeling financially strained, lonely, cooped up, worried for your health, worried about your loved ones’ health, or worried about the world at large, there’s a lot going on and it can easily become overwhelming.

I’ve caught myself struggling to keep focused, instead worrying about the state of the world right now and the impacts on my life. But gradually, I’m working to calm my mind, reframe my mindset, and keep the stress of the situation from crowding out my motivation.

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