If I’m not in a space where I can be happy for you

Then I don't want to be around you. Because that's generally not me... usually I'm able to share joy with people, but it's snowing outside and even though I started off my day well-rested and I was super productive in terms of writing today... I'm just off and not feeling it. Hopefully swimming laps will [...]

Back to work… sort of

So even though the semester doesn't start for me for a while, I have to class prep and work on my dissertation. It's slow going getting back into the groove of things, but today I worked from home, set hour timers, and then did quick 5-10 minute yoga routines (aided by Youtube) in between my [...]

Wellness Wednesday

Skipped a week for the first time in a while. Blast. A lot going on and a lot of new developments in terms of my dissertation process, which is moving along slowly, as well as starting in private practice. All good stressors, I keep reminding myself. I am going to try to challenge myself to [...]

Wellness Wednesday: (Almost) Everything Can Wait

  The sea relaxes me... hopefully it relaxes you too. Been struggling with anxiety/mental health/relationship stuff lately. My work seems to be the only thing that's on point, but then I get overwhelmed with my to-do list and I have to remind myself that it's ok to take a day for myself, and literally do [...]

Wellness Wednesday: It’s Just Work

Comprehensive exams and dissertation proposal under way ... normally I would be completely out of whack with my chest hurting with so many things looming over my head. But, for whatever reason, I've learned to develop the mentality that it's just work. That is not to say that I don't care about doing a good [...]

Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide by Linda Babcock & Sara Laschever

Women Don't Ask is an essential read for everyone, but especially females. This book explains how gendered socialization not only hinders women's voices in many cases, but also thwarts their success in negotiating many areas of their life. Focusing primarily on work, this book showcases example after example (backed by research) of women falling short/not living [...]