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Fueling Your Fire And Finding Your 'Why'–Featuring Guest Tammy Hannah

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Fueling Your Fire And Finding Your 'Why'–Featuring Guest Tammy Hannah
Everyone can get bogged down in the chaos of life. Taking a step back to ask yourself why you're doing what you're doing can be a huge source of inspiration to carry us through the chaos. Special guest Tammy Hannah, CEO of Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center, sits down with us this week to discuss her "whys" and how focusing on those pushed her through getting her MBA while managing a family and a rapidly growing care facility.

Balancing family life, business, and going back to school for an MBA all at once might sound impossible. But this episode’s guest, Tammy Hannah (CEO of Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center), made it happen. Still, it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows. What kept her going when she wanted to quit? Her self-motivators: taking a step back and reminding herself why she was getting her MBA to begin with, knowing that the chaos was only temporary.

Life gets crazy for everyone–whether we're stressed about managing family, work, school or all three (and then some). In this episode, we explore the power in stepping back from the chaos to ask ourselves why we're enduring the chaos. How can we gain perspective during stressful times? What self-motivators can help remind us how the outcome is worth the hard work? Or, in other words, what’s our “why"?

We sit down with Tammy to talk about her “why" and how persevering through hard work can pay off in the end.

Mentioned in this episode: Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center

Fleur of the Valley

Fleur of the Valley

Fleur of the Valley
Life is what you make it–and so is Fleur of the Valley, the perfect spring cocktail. Made with American Fifth vodka, this drink blends pureed strawberries with basil and a splash of lemon juice. It may sound sweet now, but it's what you make it! For a dryer version, top it with a splash (or a few splashes) of Prosecco. Need to sweeten things up? Add some simple syrup. Either way, Fleur of the Valley is versatile, customizable and refreshing.


  • 1 1/2 oz. American Fifth vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz. strawberry puree
  • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
  • A splash of Prosecco (optional)
  • A basil leaf, to garnish


  1. Add all ingredients to shaker and shake.
  2. Pour in a rocks glass filled with ice. For a sweeter version, skip the lemon juice and Prosecco and add 3/4 oz. simple syrup and a splash of soda.
  3. Garnish with a basil leaf and enjoy.

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