Mallie

Entrepreneur, Writer, Creative...Cat Lady
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Change, chronic illness, and entrepreneurship

Change, chronic illness, and entrepreneurship

Last week was World Mental Health Day, and I posted a long comment on social media about my life right now. It's been over 6 years since I was first diagnosed with OCD, depression, and binge eating disorder, but I haven't been "cured." Mental illness presents an...

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Anxiety or intuition?

Anxiety or intuition?

This week, I took advantage of the #entrepreneurlife and went for a hike in the nearby mountains in the middle of the day. This wasn't my first solo hike, although I'll admit that I don't go out too often alone. I'm out of shape and not a traditional outdoorsy type,...

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Et tu, everything?

Et tu, everything?

I went to my weekly therapy session this morning for another lively round of "what's going on in my head?" As many of you know, I've been diagnosed with chronic depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and an eating disorder since 2011. I also took a work sabbatical...

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Why I’m leaving my coaching business of 3+ years

Why I’m leaving my coaching business of 3+ years

In January 2013, I had just officially completed my time in academia. As many of my regular followers know, I'd had a mental health breakdown in the summer of 2011 that led to diagnoses of OCD, major depression, and binge eating disorder. After a year of intense...

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Travel magic for the creative process

Travel magic for the creative process

I just returned from vacation, and a lot of ideas have been stirred up via my bizarre creative process. Of course, that's not unusual for me, in general, but travel kicks it up a notch. Matt and I have gotten into cruising in the past year, after a lifetime of being...

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Are you outgrowing your business planter?

Are you outgrowing your business planter?

​(I was originally going to call this "On outgrowing your pot," but I realized that sounded like a very different non-business problem) Matt and I have black thumbs, despite coming from successful gardening families. However, because we come from successful gardening...

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How to fight the online business echo chamber

How to fight the online business echo chamber

A not-so-funny thing that keeps coming up when talking to my good business friends, clients, and Incubator members is the frustration that the online business space is a giant echo chamber. (Other words you may choose to use include circlejerk, poorly-constructed...

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Off-road your business (strategically)

Off-road your business (strategically)

When I first got into the online business space, I was completely unaware of the online business space. I was a freelance science writer/editor, and, thanks to my STEM Master's degree and halfway decent portfolio, I picked up a couple of big clients from job boards...

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On practicing what I preach (pivoting my business)

On practicing what I preach (pivoting my business)

Author's Note: This was originally intended to simply be an email to my list. But after I sent it out on Monday, others who heard that I was shifting asked me to forward it along to them so they knew what was up. So as I work to overhaul my brand, website, and this...

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About Me

Hi! I'm Mallie. I'm a scientist turned creative entrepreneur, and I talk about unconventional business, travel, lifestyle, and whatever else tickles my fancy. 2008 called, and it wants its blog format back!

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