Loralyn Mears PhD

Loralyn Mears is a freelance columnist at Grit Daily covering coaching, tech startups, women-in-tech, events, and investors along with wine-food pairings. She spent over a decade playing with mosquito DNA, got her PhD, decided she would rather market science than be at the bench and has never looked back. Along the way, she’s wined and dined her way around the globe. She's authored two books, including the 2018 Gold Medal Indie Book award-winning, One Sip At a Time: a Memoir. Check out her Women-in-Tech LIKE A BOSS podcast which features fascinating guests with snappy insights. Today she runs "Toasted Marshmellow" and helps companies with their go-to-market strategy whenever she's not cooking for her teenage step kids who are *always* hungry.

The World Needs Sweaty Changemakers More Than Ever

COVID-19 needs no introduction; it’s changed how we breathe, work and live. But it doesn’t mean that we stop trying to be the changemakers that our world needs us to be right now. Instead, we must try harder and find creative ways to stay healthy and be part of the collective effort helping the world. Now, more than ever, people are struggling to come to terms with a new normal, they’re working at home if they can, foundations have canceled the runs and walks that are critical to their...

Monday Motivation: Making the Most of it

Monday Motivation, it’s on! We see you, we feel it, we understand how challenging things are right now. If you’re a podcast person, listen to our Monday Matters content on our Spotify Grit Daily podcast channel. Or read on to get our Monday Motivation quick tips. Studies show that your morning mood affects your productivity all day. Grit Daily is here to get your work week off to a good start. Pump your fists – it’s time for Monday Motivation! A bad situation Using the term, “a bad situation,...

Wine Down and Chill Goes Grey

We know that things are tough right now so we’re going to try to create a short escape with our wine down and chill column. Despite the challenges the world is facing right now, many of you have indicated that you still want to learn about wine then get down to drinking it! Got it. As it turns out, wine sales (at least in the USA) are waaaaay up over the last two weeks. We’ll continue to offer affordable suggestions for music, wine, dinner and movies with a different wine down and chill theme...

Monday Motivation: Less is More

Monday Motivation, it’s on! We see you, struggling to adjust to this new normal and wondering what’s next. If you’re a podcast person, listen to our Monday Matters content on our Spotify Grit Daily podcast channel. Or read on to get our Monday Motivation quick tips. Studies show that your morning mood affects your productivity all day. Grit Daily is here to get your week off to a good start. Pump your fists – it’s time for Monday Motivation! Ch-ch-ch-changes As a Monday motivation columnist, I...

Wine Down and Chill: We Wonder

We know that there are other things going on the world and a wine down and chill column may or may not be what you need right now. We raise our glass to all the scientists, healthcare workers, chefs, seamstresses, governing leaders and all others who are working together to beat this damn virus. For those of you practicing social distancing, maybe today’s wine down and chill column can take your mind off things for just a bit and offer a reprieve from the anxiety. If you’re not self-isolating...

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