Unshouldering – Heart Dump

A vulnerable open letter. This post straddles a place between rant and open letter, hopefully more the latter. It’s a heart dump. I’m not entirely sure why I’m writing it except for the fact that last night something started to change. So I am sharing it with you. Yesterday, on a crisp fall evening, IContinue reading “Unshouldering – Heart Dump”

8 Lessons I Learned From Professional Failure

In 2018 I began working in the US branch of an international public affairs and association management consultancy. By 2020, the US office would be closed and operations dissolved.In November of 2019, knowing my current job would soon be obsolete, I accepted a new role working for a small, family-owned, DC-based organization focused on earlyContinue reading “8 Lessons I Learned From Professional Failure”

How To NOT Snap – My String Strategy | Harnessing Indifference To Stay Centered

Imagine a string that comprises all aspects of mental health: mood (positive and negative), emotion (happiness, sadness, anger, joy, grief), stress, anxiety, and of course, illness. At rest, the string is stable with weight distributed equally. Then something happens, a trigger. Maybe an incident at work or a fight with a spouse. Add a weightContinue reading “How To NOT Snap – My String Strategy | Harnessing Indifference To Stay Centered”

Three Ways to Cope With Uncertainty | by Christine L. Carter, Ph.D.

What should we do when everything feels so out of control? Living with so much uncertainty is hard. Human beings crave information about the future in the same way we crave food, sex, and other primary rewards. Our brains perceive ambiguity as a threat, and they try to protect us by diminishing our ability toContinue reading “Three Ways to Cope With Uncertainty | by Christine L. Carter, Ph.D.”

VIDEO BLOG – Mental Health & Relationships | From getting ghosted to finding love, how to navigate the messy bits

Today I’m talking all things love. When, how, if ever to discuss your mental health within the context of a romantic relationship is, well, confusing. There’s no blue print to follow on navigating the conversation with a love interest, whether new, after a few dates, or even after a few years. That said, I’ve assessedContinue reading “VIDEO BLOG – Mental Health & Relationships | From getting ghosted to finding love, how to navigate the messy bits”

Why I Quit My Job | The Promotion I Found On The Road Less Traveled

“Be an unstoppable force of ambition, determination, and inspiration.” Today, as I draft my notice of resignation from my current employer, I’m sad. I feel uneasy, unsure, uncomfortable, all the “uns” while trying to muster up the courage to leave. To take on the unknown. My Head | Uncertain How do I put this that’sContinue reading “Why I Quit My Job | The Promotion I Found On The Road Less Traveled”

What Happens When Your Career Becomes Your Whole Identity | Harvard Business Review

I’ve been struggling with redefining my identity as I transition down a new professional path, so I thought, ‘I should write a blog post on this.’ But before I tell my story I want to share this insightful article from Harvard Business Review, “What Happens When Your Career Becomes Your Whole Identity.” I have alwaysContinue reading “What Happens When Your Career Becomes Your Whole Identity | Harvard Business Review”

TRY My Balanced Work From Home Routine | 10 Lbs Down, 500 Miles Later, 1000x Happier

As the architect of my routine, I use structure to create balance. For many of us accustomed to a productive, reliable cubicle or cloistered office, Work From Home (WFH) has been really tough. For some it’s the distractions, for others it’s the lack of socialization, then there are those folks who can’t establish boundaries andContinue reading “TRY My Balanced Work From Home Routine | 10 Lbs Down, 500 Miles Later, 1000x Happier”