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Work-life

Prioritize exercise, prioritize yourself

For the past couple of weeks--months?--I’ve batted at random crap flying at me. Appointments, project deadlines for personal and work-related projects, general stress bombs that have exploded (not to mention the latent stress bombs that could explode at any freaking moment). I’m all for healthy tension but there’s been a little too much of it… Continue reading Prioritize exercise, prioritize yourself

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Work-life

7 Unfortunate Truths about Turning 30

After a decade filled with moments best framed as “learning experiences,” the big three-oh may feel a bit overwhelming. Even if you’ve finally landed in a bona fide career and be sophisticated enough to know not to order the cheapest glass of wine on the menu (the second cheapest, thanksverymuch), some areas of your life… Continue reading 7 Unfortunate Truths about Turning 30

Work-life

Resolving to continue to do well next year

The end of the year--the darkest days--feels like a time when we’re supposed to feel bad about ourselves. Lose weight, eat better, find a new job. Pack away those Christmas lights, too, while you’re at it. New year, new you. Because whatever you’re currently doing isn’t working, you flawed human. But here’s a thought: What… Continue reading Resolving to continue to do well next year

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Creativity, Work-life

You’ve probably got a lot going on–and that’s OK

I drafted this post on the plane while heading home after a trip to visit family, during which I worked my 9-to-5, deliberated on and put in an offer on a house (!?!?!), did some other employment-related tidying up (interpret that as you will)… and spent time with a variety of family. Thing were a… Continue reading You’ve probably got a lot going on–and that’s OK

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Work-life

Step away from the news. Consider a regular news detox.

In this post, you’re probably going to figure out who I voted for at the top of the ticket. OK, I'll tell you: Hillary Clinton. For those of you who take issue with that choice, spoiler alert: don’t care. It's tempting to make an continuous effort to stay informed, to read commentary from multiple perspectives… Continue reading Step away from the news. Consider a regular news detox.

Uncategorized, Work-life

A day in the life of a permanently remote worker

I consider myself very, very lucky to work from home: I’m a permanent teleworker, part of a growing population of the workforce. Up to 37 percent of workers in the U.S. have worked from home at some point in a given month. Considering teleworking? Curious? Here’s a few components of telework life - actual work-related… Continue reading A day in the life of a permanently remote worker

Professional Development, Work-life

2016 in review

Goal setting. Personal growth. Professional development. I don’t know about you, but all of my social media feeds are full of how-to’s on how to better yourself for the new year. Before hitting 2017 hard, why not take stock of all the great things that happened in your life - personally and professionally - in… Continue reading 2016 in review

Work-life

Don’t go to your 10-year high school reunion

Do you have a milestone anniversary of your own high school graduation coming up next year? Have you periodically Googled “should i go to my high school reunion” several times since it occurred to you that you have, in fact, been out of high school for a curious amount of time? If you’re approaching the 10-year mark… Continue reading Don’t go to your 10-year high school reunion