New Year, New Affirmations for PR Pros

By Jennifer R. Hudson / January 16, 2024

In 2023, I created a document detailing my professional goals, how I wanted to achieve them, and some concrete measures of success for each. I accomplished a lot of what I had on the list, and while I didn’t reach every goal, I’m happy to report that I had some incredible career highlights in 2023: my first keynote to an audience of more than…

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Prioritizing Your Mental Health: Lessons From My Marriage

By Jennifer R. Hudson / May 3, 2023

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it’s a great time to reflect on how we’re prioritizing what matters most to us. I believe our physical health is deeply tied to mental and emotional health, so it’s important to give them all some extra love and nurturing. As I’ve navigated different phases of my life,…

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I Choose Gratitude

By Jennifer R. Hudson / November 23, 2022

There’s nothing I love more than a table full of family and friends discussing interesting topics around delicious food or drinks, so Thanksgiving has always been particularly meaningful for me.  I’m not gonna lie – when my eyes were opened to the sadness the holiday represents for many Native Americans, it left a hole. I…

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What I Intend to Do (or Not Do) this Holiday Season

By Jennifer R. Hudson / November 10, 2022

If you’re like me, you’re already imagining the upcoming holidays. It’s been a crazy autumn and I’m ready for a serious slowdown.  I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about where I want to focus for the new year and have already put plans in place and hired support to help me get there. I’m…

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Hey PR Pro: Remember to Take Time for Yourself!

By Jennifer R. Hudson / May 19, 2022

As communications professionals, we’re constantly working to serve our companies, our clients, and for many of us – our families, communities, and others around us. Your dedication to others is beautiful – but remember to make time for yourself!  Just as I advocate for PR professionals to embrace communications planning, I also strongly encourage you…

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Time To Roll Off The Hamster Wheel: You Deserve It

By Jennifer R. Hudson / February 17, 2022

After living with a warped sense of time and reality for the past two years, so many of us feel burnt out.  For you, it might be more intense family obligations, an increased workload, the constant looming appearance of new COVID variants, or job insecurity. We all just have a lot on our plates these…

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Companies need to take a parental "time out"...

Time for a Time Out?

By Jennifer R. Hudson / February 17, 2021

My husband and I have always tried to communicate with one voice to our kids. It’s even more important now that they’re teens. We don’t always get it right, of course, but when we realize we’re being inconsistent, we take a parental “time out” to confer and course-correct. Our delivery may be different, but the…

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