1. Is this criticism true? 2. Is this criticism something I need to change to improve myself or my work? 3. Can I use this experience to learn something?
Stop Hustling: Pacing Yourself is Part of the Plan
What makes us launch into the next huge step instead of taking the time to make a plan that makes sense?
What You Need to Know About Weight Gain During Social Distancing
You have permission to not be on a diet right now (and forever after this is over).
Why Can’t We Stay The F*ck Home? Why We Need Social Distancing
It’s annoying, it’s frustrating, it's even understandable. Staying at home when you want to is one thing, but being made to do it makes you feel stressed and, well, isolated. But let's be totally clear: it’s dangerous.
Tiny Ways My Life Has Changed During COVID-19 Isolation
Obviously, big things are happening right now. We're in the midst of a global health crisis. People are scared. Lives have changed in big ways, but they've also changed in small ways. Sometimes the small things feel weirder than the big things. I'm now in my third week of working from home full time. I … Continue reading Tiny Ways My Life Has Changed During COVID-19 Isolation
Why you need to go to therapy, and why you probably can’t
In theory, every single person would benefit from regular therapy. Just like you get an annual physical to check your blood work for issues you can't see, like cholesterol, blood sugar, inflammation, and more, a regular check-in with a therapist can help you maintain healthy levels of psychological self care. When I meet with my … Continue reading Why you need to go to therapy, and why you probably can’t
Get out of your own way and do something
I've had a lot going on lately. You know. I left an abusive marriage, wrote a book, fell in love, moved in with him, broke up, settled back in Cleveland. The usual. My office is still packed up in boxes, waiting for a wellspring of motivation to encourage me to put things on shelves and … Continue reading Get out of your own way and do something
Emotional exhaustion is as real as physical exhaustion
This week is full of anniversaries for me. In 2012, my first divorce was finalized on March 19. In 2018, I began the process of leaving my second marriage on March 17. In 2018, my stepdad died just after 1:00am on March 22 and it was the first time I had seen or spoken to … Continue reading Emotional exhaustion is as real as physical exhaustion
Simple Ways to Create Calm in Your Workspace
Hey friends! This week's post is a guest blog from Johanna Cider of Musings of Johanna. Is your workspace causing you stress? Your physical environment at work can affect your mood, focus and productivity. If your workspace is elevating your stress levels, it’s important to make some changes. Taking time to create calm in your … Continue reading Simple Ways to Create Calm in Your Workspace
The Holiday Obligation Bill of Rights
It's that time of year again. It's only the first week of December but the flames on your holiday stress fire have been getting hotter since mid November. I'm prone to seasonal affective disorder, which starts as soon as the time change happens and the clocks roll back an hour. Suddenly it's pitch black when … Continue reading The Holiday Obligation Bill of Rights