Home is Where the Work Isn’t

Dear Reader, Do you work from home? When speaking with colleagues, almost all look forward to home-office days. Today, I had a unique opportunity to work from home. I learned a very valuable thing from this experience — I’m not a house person.  I’m probably an outlier when it comes to work style. For one, […]

Stressing about Stress

Dear Reader, How do you deal with stress? Actually, better question… do you deal with stress? Stress is real. It is your body’s emotional and physical response to tension. While some stress here and there is normal, chronic stress wears on your body like a disease. I was on the phone with my mom today. […]

Little Acts of Conflict

Dear Reader, What is your conflict orientation? I recently learned about 3 orientations to conflict: yielding (low assertiveness/high cooperativeness), problem solving (high assertiveness/high cooperativeness), and contending (high assertiveness/low cooperativeness). In short, those who have a “yielding” orientation are more likely to back down/ give in, those with a “problem-solving” orientation are more likely to pursue […]

…Until Tomorrow

Dear Reader, When faced with a large task do you have a tendency to get everything done now or wait until the last minute? Although your tendency towards action or procrastination may depend on the specific situation, most of us have a natural inclination towards one or the other. I prefer to start things early, […]

Will You Stand Out?

Dear Reader, When was the last time that you had an interview for work or school? I’m applying for graduate schools now and just completed a preliminary interview today. The process of applying to work or a school can be both exciting and incredibly stressful. When applying for an opportunity, you are essentially committing your […]

Out of Nothing

Dear Reader, Creativity takes time. At my job, I am responsible for handling administrative functions and other logistics. Much of what I do is the implementation of other people’s plans and ideas. While I’m good at my job, sometimes working as an ‘arm’ rather than a ‘brain’ can be mentally draining. However, every once in […]

Manic Monday

Dear Reader, Are you familiar with Murphy’s Law? If not, it’s the old adage that states — anything that can go wrong, will indeed go wrong. Of course, this is not a scientific fact, but when you’re having a bad day, it can sometimes be comforting to think that the events that transpired are not […]

Displaced Enthusiasm

Dear Reader, Do you ever feel excited about an idea or the start of something new? I get that feeling all the time, but sometimes I feel that I do not always translate that energy into appropriate action. Here’s one example, one of my goals is to learn German. I was listening to a German-learning […]

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