When I graduated from Michigan State University no one told me what to look for in a company or what makes a great company. It was to go to school, get a degree, get a “good job.” It wasn’t until many years later, after working with and for several organizations, that I came to realize […]
The past year has gone by in the blink of an eye, while also feeling like an eternity. 2020 was hard for everyone, and especially for me. When Covid hit, I had also started the first steps toward a very heartbreaking divorce. I moved myself and my three kids back to my parent’s house to […]
Launched in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Mana Boxes fashion and accessories subscription program is now releasing its second box to the general public. The quarterly subscription boxes contain handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pieces created by women artisans in South Africa. Each box features stylish accessories, décor, and popular fashion items.
I find it encouraging that a mother’s heart doesn’t fail.I am sitting in a cafe in Kalk Bay, South Africa. It is bustling with families looking to celebrate Mom.My teenagers are six hours behind, sleeping deeply. Teens, for sure, who don’t exactly need their mom to be with them on the day to make being […]
Mana Boxes co-found, Michelle Klassen Merrigan sits down with Kyriaki on “She’s All Over The Place” Podcast. They dive into the heart and soul of what Mana means and how you can take actionable steps for health and peace.
These past few months have been a whirlwind for the Mana team. We’ve told you all about the women behind Mana, the small businesses impacted by our boxes, and more. Now we’re excited to announce the next chapter for Mana. Funded in Under 36 Hours If you weren’t aware, Mana had a Kickstarter campaign running […]
With winter comes longer days of darkness and cooler temps. It’s also the time for seasonal depression and mental health struggles. There are a lot of small things that you can do to brighten the season and your mood just by surrounding yourself with color and positive energy. Bring on the Dopamine Many of us […]
Each and every woman involved in the boxes has overcome huge obstacles to be where she is now.
We know the pressure of finding the perfect memorable gift for someone. Luckily, Mana makes that easy.
Give yourself and others some space and grace. We can all get through this holiday season together.