Please take care of your mental health

It’s ok to work with a therapist. It’s ok to take medication for depression and anxiety. It’s ok to grieve. It’s ok to fully feel your emotions. We are still living through a pandemic and all of the uncertainties it brings. Structural inequality has not gone away. If you need to find a therapist, you […]

What if we summered like Europeans?

I saw this meme recently and it got me thinking about how relentless we are when it comes to work. I just returned from a week of local travel. I know I will be a more creative and productive employee when I return to work because I took time off. My brain and my body […]

Nurture Your Inner and Outer Beauty Mini-Retreat

In February, I partnered with Beauty Consultant Liz Sullivan and HeartSong Teacher and performing artist Kathleen McDonald to offer a Saturday morning retreat for women who need some “me” time. I knew I had found my calling because I could not stop smiling. Like, my face hurt I was smiling so much. Being in the […]

Say Yes to Rest

Over the weekend I read a New York Times article about pandemic fatigue. The author cited recent studies and polls of people across the country who were experiencing a lack of motivation, difficulty concentrating and “an unpleasant cocktail of boredom, dread and exhaustion.” It resonated. Despite a fairly consistent level of productivity, it still felt […]

Not-so-modern medicine

On Friday, I had a birthday-related medical procedure. If you are of a certain age, you know what I am referring to and you know how awful it is. Despite the awfulness, I am awed by the miracle that is modern medicine. I left the facility (It wasn’t a hospital. It wasn’t a clinic. It […]

Wintering

I can’t wait to eat in a restaurant. Hug my parents. See my friends. I miss being on campus. But, I don’t miss my commute. I wonder, how anxious am I going to feel congregating in groups? Have I lost my in-person social skills? Wait, am I going to have to wear dress pants again? […]

You are wonderful.

I am in the fortunate position of having people in my life who regularly tell me I am wonderful. If you have any of these humans in your life, hang onto them tightly. Sometimes when I’m told this, I ask for specifics. It is helpful to know how my words and actions impact people.  The […]

Nurture Your Inner and Outer Beauty

Could you use a little pampering? Are you craving a moment of serenity?  I’m delighted to announce that I am partnering with Beauty Consultant Liz Sullivan and Certified HeartSong teacher Kathleen McDonald to offer a mini-retreat for women on Saturday, February 27 from 9-11:30am EST. This mini-retreat is for women who do so much for […]

Doomscrolling Diet

I consume most of my social media on my phone. I check Facebook occasionally to catch up on the posts of family and friends. I follow numerous dogs on Instagram. Twitter is where I doomscroll. I follow mostly politicians, policy wonks, educators, and news sites on Twitter. On good days, the tweets are inspiring, insightful, […]

Goal Setting in a Pandemic

My last post was about a few of my favorite productivity tools. I love that stuff. I read books about productivity. I follow the topic on social media. I listen to podcasts. I tinker with apps. I’m always trying to learn new ways to streamline my habits. That is just the nerd that I am.  […]