IMBY Inspo

IMBY Inspo: Abi Barnes

Our weekly blog series highlighting the womenΒ that inspire us

Abi Barnes
Co-Founder & CEO, Allergy Amulet
Boston, MA; Madison, WI

RIGHT NOW: WHERE ARE YOU, WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON, AND WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ITEM YOU’RE WEARING?

In my living room with a pup snoozing at my feet catching up on emails and wearing a pullover fleece, leggings, and a Sword & Plough necklace.

SUM UP YOUR STYLE IN ONE SENTENCE.

Quality over quantity.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU ABOUT THE WORK YOU DO?

The prospect that our product could help millions of people living with food allergies.

HOW DO YOU LIVE ‘MINDFULLY?’

Routinely trying to put myself in other people’s shoes. Also staying present and in the moment.

WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU WAKE UP?

Make coffee.

WHAT DOES YOUR MORNING ROUTINE LOOK LIKE?

Shower, read the news, walk my pup around the nearby park, and then get started on the day.

WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO WORKOUT?

Depends on the season.

WHAT’S THE ONE ITEM OF CLOTHING YOU WEAR THE MOST?

If you catch me outside the office, I’m usually wearing leggings.

WHAT DO YOU DO TO KEEP YOUR LIFE (AND CLOSET!) A LEAN, MEAN, CLUTTER-FREE MACHINE?Β 

Try to only purchase what I need, and if I haven’t worn something in a year, donating it to a local thrift shop.

YOU’RE A BUSY BABE. HOW DO YOU BALANCE WORK, HEALTH, AND YOUR RELATIONSHIPS?

Time management.

WHAT PODCASTS OR BLOGS DO YOU KEEP UP WITH?

The Allergy Amulet blog πŸ˜‰

WHO DO YOU ADMIRE?

Folks trying to making a meaningful impact in the world and not asking for anything in return.

FAVORITE SPOTS FOR A HEALTHY MEAL?

Bradbury’s Coffee for their savory crepes.

WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?

Recognize your strengths and weaknesses; play to the former, outsource the latter.

WHITE HOT LIGHTENING ROUND– GO!

HEELS OR FLATS? Flats (I’m 6ft)

BUSINESS OR CASUAL?Β Casual

EARLY MORNINGS OR LATE NIGHTS? Late nights

NEW YORK OR LA? VT?

COFFEE, TEA, OR MATCHA?Β Coffee

COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE: LIVING INTENTIONALLY MEANS…Β Savoring the moment.

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