Grief is the most common, uncommon thing we all go though.
My mother passed away 5 months ago. It was sudden and unexpected. As she was the matriarch of our family – we all lost some internal compass and composure when she died. Since then, we find ourselves all trying to figure out what just happened and what to do now.
When tragedy strikes in your personal life, work isn’t often the first place you want to be. Time with family or in a quiet, dark corner somewhere is generally the only place you want to go. Continue Reading
Workplace anxiety sucks.
A work party is not the time to freeze up, it’s time to network and get to know your coworkers.
Of course, it’s hard to network when you’re analyzing your every move and breathing into a paper bag to calm down.
Personally, this is by far my biggest professional bugaboo. When it happens, I feel nearly incapacitated. Words I don’t recognize come tumbling out of my mouth, my throat closes up, and I look around for my next exit or ally to lean on to make it through. If I could, I would avoid work holiday parties altogether.
For some, navigating a room full of people when they’re not 100% secure is a nightmare.
What do you do when creativity strikes?
As a creative person, it’s impossible to control when you feel inspiration. When inspiration arises, it’s really an incredible feeling. Like all of a sudden the lights turn on and you can see the whole picture of an idea. For some, this creative inspiration can sideline your day. Others, who know how to direct that energy, use creative energy to launch into the next level of their career. Continue Reading
At first glance, the concept of Morning Pages looks like a peaceful, tree-filled oasis in the Sahara Desert. Luckily, at second – and third glance it does too.
As a card-carrying multi-tasker, I spend much of my free time (or not free time) scrolling through news feeds on Imgur, reddit, Flipboard, and Facebook. There isn’t much time or space in my world when I’m not taking in some kid of information. Interestingly, as a reader of news from multiple channels, you begin to notice that there’s normally only one source of news, and it’s usually a press release. However, web-writers like myself love little case studies like this. It’s great to see which posts perform and which posts never have the chance. Continue Reading
I’m not in my 20’s, but I am indeed considered part of the Millennial generation.
I’m into my 30’s now and this podcast still speaks to me. There is, of course, a fine separation between being in your 30’s and being in your 20’s. However, from what I’ve observed, we share common workplace experiences. We’re looking to live our lives the way we want and hoping to make work fit into those expectations. For many of us, it’s trial and error. Continue Reading