Carly Ries

Carly Ries

Carly Ries has been in the marketing world for over a decade and has consulted with businesses ranging from local mom and pop shops to global Fortune 500 companies. She’s one of those digital nomads who travels nearly full-time around the country with her husband, toddler, and puppy. When she’s not out on the open road, you can find her in her hometown of Colorado Springs, hiking, cooking, yogaing (aren’t you glad she's in charge of writing our content?), and finding the nearest trivia night where she can dominate the pop culture questions.

Recent Posts:

Fun Activities to Try The Week of 7/5

By Carly Ries on July 3, 2020

Here at LifeStarr, we want to help you get more time back in your life to do the things that you  want to do. What’s funny though is that we’ve found that once people get that time back, they don’t always know what to do with it!

Let us inspire you. Every week we’ll publish a list of fun and inspirational activities you can try. We encourage you to check them out and have some fun with it! You may discover a hidden talent or interest you didn’t even know existed.

2020 Productivity Inspiration From the Pros

By Carly Ries on June 30, 2020

Considering our team eats, breathes, and sleeps productivity (seriously, one of the best ideas I’ve ever had came to me in a dream), we totally geek out on consuming as much information on the topic as possible.

As we’ve digested countless blog articles and podcast episodes on the matter this year, there have been a handful of sound bites and quotes that have caught our attention, and we thought we’d share them with you. 

Fun Activities to Try The Week of 6/28

By Carly Ries on June 26, 2020

Here at LifeStarr, we want to help you get more time back in your life to do the things that you  want to do. What’s funny though is that we’ve found that once people get that time back, they don’t always know what to do with it!

Let us inspire you. Every week we’ll publish a list of fun and inspirational activities you can try. We encourage you to check them out and have some fun with it! You may discover a hidden talent or interest you didn’t even know existed.

The Perfect Espresso Drink to Match Your Mood

By Carly Ries on June 23, 2020

At this point in the year, I think it’s safe to say that 2020 has been an emotional roller coaster. If there’s an emotion to be experienced, odds are you’ve felt it over the past few months at some point.

It's been hard to not get distracted, but our focus as a company is to help you be productive, so to make sure we stayed productive ourselves, we turned to espresso. Lots and lots of espresso. Luckily our team was already made up of espresso fanatics. In fact, clicking on the audio playlist in the Coffitivity app makes us feel right at home!

So, why am I telling you about these seemingly unrelated topics, emotions and espresso? Well, it’s because we’ve realized that the two can actually go hand-in-hand, and we’ve discovered our drink of choice can be dictated by the mood we’re in. Since we’ve taste-tested espresso drinks extensively, we thought we’d share the best espresso drinks to match whatever mood you’re in. Take a look at the list below!

Fun Activities to Try The Week of 6/21

By Carly Ries on June 19, 2020

Here at LifeStarr, we want to help you get more time back in your life to do the things that you  want to do. What’s funny though is that we’ve found that once people get that time back, they don’t always know what to do with it!

Let us inspire you. Every week we’ll publish a list of fun and inspirational activities you can try. We encourage you to check them out and have some fun with it! You may discover a hidden talent or interest you didn’t even know existed.

Fun Activities to Try The Week of 6/14

By Carly Ries on June 12, 2020

Here at LifeStarr, we want to help you get more time back in your life to do the things that you  want to do. What’s funny though is that we’ve found that once people get that time back, they don’t always know what to do with it!

Let us inspire you. Every week we’ll publish a list of fun and inspirational activities you can try. We encourage you to check them out and have some fun with it! You may discover a hidden talent or interest you didn’t even know existed.

Tackling Responsibilities When Your Mind Is Elsewhere

By Carly Ries on June 9, 2020

Today was hard. Yesterday was hard. The past few months have been hard. 

“Unprecedented times, “difficult times,” and “trying times” are being heard and displayed across media platforms and in everyday conversations. Between the pandemic and recent protests, emotions are running high. Our worlds have been turned upside down and nobody has written a solid playbook on how to handle it. 

Fun Activities to Try The Week of 6/7

By Carly Ries on June 5, 2020

Here at LifeStarr, we want to help you get more time back in your life to do the things that you  want to do. What’s funny though is that we’ve found that once people get that time back, they don’t always know what to do with it!

Let us inspire you. Every week we’ll publish a list of fun and inspirational activities you can try. We encourage you to check them out and have some fun with it! You may discover a hidden talent or interest you didn’t even know existed.

6 Ways to Be More Present to Those Around You

By Carly Ries on June 3, 2020

Has anybody ever introduced themselves to you but you totally blank on their name as they’re saying it? Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this! I’m pretty sure it’s happened to all of us, and if this isn’t proof that we aren’t always present in the moment, I don’t know what is.

Fun Activities to Try The Week of 5/31

By Carly Ries on May 29, 2020

Here at LifeStarr, we want to help you get more time back in your life to do the things that you  want to do. What’s funny though is that we’ve found that once people get that time back, they don’t always know what to do with it!

Let us inspire you. Every week we’ll publish a list of fun inspirational activities you can try. We encourage you to check them out and have some fun with it! You may discover a hidden talent or interest you didn’t even know existed.