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Today we’d like you to meet Sarah Harker, the founder of the Healing Healthcare Project, which is an organization on a mission to help healthcare providers prevent burnout. She’s also been a nurse for 12 years now, which is part of the reason she’s so passionate about helping service-based workers. So, without further ado … Sarah Harker.
My Maven Superpower is … being a super-connector. I love connecting women with each other.
Best book I’ve read lately is … “Streaking.” It sounds so bad, but it’s not what you’re thinking.
Self-care habit I swear by … I drink a ton of water. That’s how I start my day. Then my second one is just quiet time. I have to get up before everyone else in my family does, just to breathe.
Career advice I live by is … invest in people.
Favorite purchase I’ve made recently would have to be … my family membership for North Mass Boulder. We’re kind of addicted. It has a co-working space and a café. There’s a gym, and Invoke Studio works out of there. If you ever get tired of working in your office and you need somewhere else to go, it’s a really fun atmosphere.
The most challenging part of owning my own business is … remembering that even though it’s my own, I’m not alone. Remembering to ask for help is a big one.
I feel most confident … after a really great workout and starting the morning off right with my kids. Sounds a little bit corny, but that’s what gives me the most confidence.
Go-to restaurant dish is … The “Cuban Breakfast” at Café Patachou.
Last TV show I binged was … Mindy Kaling’s new show, “The Sex Life of College Girls.”
Go-to host gift is … my friend Teri Turner’s cookbook, “No Crumbs Left.”
Favorite Indianapolis weekend activity is … hitting up a library with my family and then hiking at Eagle Creek. And coffee, there is always coffee in there.
My coffee order is … a cortado or cinnamon latte. I mix it up, but I’m a big espresso fan.
Samantha Kupiainen is a regular contributor to Indy Maven.