From The Rock

Brands doing it right in times of crisis

By | April 13, 2020

I’m 33 years old. I guess you’d call me an “old millennial.” And as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, it makes me realize I’ve already seen quite a few large-scale crises by now. I was a freshman in high school on Sept. 11, 2001. I was a freshman in... Read More »

COVID-19 has given working professionals something – time.

By | April 13, 2020

This piece originally appeared in The Daily Memphian. Read the original piece here. Few things feel normal in our current circumstance. Some are trying to find work as employers are closing doors, while others are scrambling to meet increased demand in high-need fields. While the so-called “new normal” looks different... Read More »

How we’re connecting with the outside world, friends and family

By | April 05, 2020

We’re all adjusting to social distancing, and I think I speak for most of us when I say this is much harder than I expected it to be. On a normal day, I spend most of my time around other people. I didn’t realize how much that meant to me... Read More »

New hobbies we’ve discovered while quarantining

By | April 05, 2020

As we’ve now been working from home for almost a month, the Obsidianites have had plenty of time to learn more about ourselves – including our new (or forgotten) hobbies! With time on our side, we’ve listed out a few of our favorite things to do below. We hope some... Read More »

A healthy, socially distant dose of sunshine

By | April 05, 2020

As everyone adjusts to life as we know it, it’s fair to say that some of us are going a little stir-crazy. If we were all trapped indoors all day, every day, odds are we’d go insane. Luckily, the weather in Memphis has been pretty empathetic to our situation of... Read More »

Quarantine… but make it fun!

By | April 05, 2020

What we’re eating and how we’re staying active During this unique season, gone are the days of us OPR girls rushing off to attend board meetings or to take the kids to basketball practice after hours. We’re at home…with a lot of time on our hands to dig into tasty... Read More »

Sharing the wealth: when working from home isn’t new

By | March 30, 2020

In 2013, shortly after my husband and I got married, we moved from Tennessee to Louisiana so he could pursue a new job opportunity. I vividly remember calling my boss to resign, and she said “You’ll have your phone and the internet, right? Would you want to work remotely?” It... Read More »

Working ‘together’ while working apart is our new mantra

By | March 30, 2020

This column originally ran in the Memphis Busines Journal. You can read it on their site by clicking this link. The “new normal” of this pandemic is our global reality for the foreseeable future ‒ as part of the human race, as individuals, as families and as professionals. And as... Read More »

Tools to help you navigate a two-week shelter in place

By | March 30, 2020

We know that staying indoors, especially with children, can be challenging for parents as they work from home for an extended period of time. Even without children in the house, adjusting to a virtual work environment can make connecting with co-workers and your work much more challenging. Below, we’ve included... Read More »

Navigating a crisis mandates grace and emotional intelligence

By | March 19, 2020

An opening acknowledgment: If you’re reading this blog post as it’s posted, we are in the midst of navigating a pandemic. Operations are changing, and methods to alleviate the risk of further spreading COVID-19 are evolving. We acknowledge that the recommendations included below may be challenging or even impossible to... Read More »