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Maureen Carruthers

Smart. Kind. Funny. At least that's the goal. I care about encouraging girls to consider STEM careers, helping nonprofits be the best they can be, cats, and German-style boardgames.

How do you spend your day?

Productivity gurus like to say we all have the same 24 hours a day, so we should all be able to achieve the same things. But can we really? How do you spend your time? Are there things on this list* you don’t do because someone does them for you? […]

Building an Anti-Racism Habit

Like many well-meaning white people, I’ve been galvanized to action by the latest round of irrefutable evidence that we live in a racist society. I want to do all of the things I should have been doing for years– right now, today, and to not stop until it’s fixed. That […]

Stuck in the Story

Sometimes we are just going about our day, minding our own business when out of the blue we are “acted upon by an outside force.” A car cuts in front of us, we get bad news at work (or, more likely, vague news that we don’t know what to do […]

Adventures in Sourdough

April 1 (ish) Someone of Facebook: These biscuits are so yummy! Me: I do like carbs. How hard can it be? This recipe says day 1: mix water with whole wheat flour. I’ll get some flour at the store this week and we’ll be off to the races! April 15 […]

Awesome things about being wrong

When you are stuck, discovering one of your assumptions was wrong opens the door to all kinds of new ways to move forward When you are are able to admit being wrong, it builds trust and connection between other humans who have also experienced the uncomfortableness of changing your mind […]