Category Archives: self care

The world’s mine oyster

Vacations are incredibly important for stress relief, self care, work/life balance, etc., and since that’s what I blog about, I figured I’d share my vacation itineraries! Four years ago, my husband and I went to Jamaica for our first vacation … Continue reading

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Do the hustle! (Or don’t.)

I’ve been thinking about “hustle culture”—the belief that it takes inordinate amounts of courage, confidence, self-determination, and discipline to develop the habits and work ethic to grind it out until you find or create the opportunities you want in life*—a lot lately. … Continue reading

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Battling Burnout

Did you know that in Europe, burnout is a legitimate mental health condition categorized in their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)-equivalent, the ICD? I learned that from this conversation between Tasha Eurich, an organizational psychologist and author of Insight: … Continue reading

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I spent 90 minutes in a sensory-deprivation tank

My husband’s company was having a big meeting in Nashville, TN. It was right on the heels of an extra busy time at work for me, so we booked an extra ticket and I joined him for a mini-vacation (for … Continue reading

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Room for Improvement

One of the many things I love about where I work is that there really is a demonstrated emphasis on work/life balance and self care. Case in point: 4th of July week. In honor of our organizational birthday, summertime, the … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions for 2017: Get Fit

When I finished grad school, I realized that my body had stealthily become a Grad School Bod and I needed to whip myself into shape. I had a gym membership, but I craved more guidance and structure. So, I did … Continue reading

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Things to do this weekend (for people who are bad at relaxing)

I don’t like to wish my days away, but I have been LIVING for this holiday weekend! This summer has been absolutely bananas, on both the work and home fronts, and I am so excited for a few days without anything … Continue reading

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