Self-Care Strategies, Part 1

A weekly conversation between Greater Providence Chamber President Laurie White and Katie McDonald of bnourished about self care strategies Watch Conversation ...

Katie featured in Rhode Island Inno

“Self-Care Is Not Selfish”: Meet bnourished CEO Katie McDonald By Bram Berkowitz -- Katie McDonald built a very successful career as an advertising executive. She worked for Time, selling ads across 45 nati ...

bsecure: a story about a blanket

Named NaNa from the start for some unknown reason, the blanket was a gift from my grandmother who regretted it almost immediately. The blanket and I were inseparable. My mother took to the desperate solution of slicing N ...

b prepared: menu planning

b prepared: menu planning

Wrap your head around the idea of planning and preparing 3 meals a day for a mind boggling 1,092 meals per year. Go ahead. Groan. Let it all out. Here’s the deal. Someone has to do the task of meal preparation and i ...

b quiet: the quiet scared me

b quiet: the quiet scared me

The quiet terrified me so I tried to outrun it, even outpace it, with busyness. Being still meant an open invitation to my bullying thoughts and berating self-judgement. Being quiet actually meant being drowned in th ...

Reactivity is a habit that can be broken

Planning our day is a lost art; reactivity is the norm. We dodge, weave and tackle what is hurled at us each morning as soon as we enter the office. Each claim on our time is deemed necessary by someone else, so our ...

Interview with Carrie Majewski, Women in Leadership Nexus

Katie, for our readers who are new to your work, can you tell us about bnourished and what made you start your company? In 2010, I founded to honor a vow. When I healed myself from the disease of busyness and the accomp ...

Remember to bring you on vacation

Ahhh... vacation. We’ve earned it. The long hours, daunting projects, and tedious tasks at work and home left behind. Pleasure awaits. No responsibility. The cocktails, dinners, local delicacies are a given. It is what ...

Overwhelm

“Overwhelmed”. It’s a word I hear almost daily in my coaching practice. Heck, it’s a word I uttered daily to describe my internal chaos. Overwhelm is “too muchness”. Too many thoughts. Too many shoulds. Too m ...

Habits – Don’t wait until you feel like it

I want to meditate. Actually, most times I do not want to meditate. I want the benefits of meditation which are vast and well-documented. The days I actually want to meditate just to meditate are days that yawn before me ...