Better an “oops” than a “what if”

What is 2020 for you? For me it's a few things: The year of bread – I got this awesome book with so many good recipes in it. Screw all the fad diets, carbs are life. And baking your own bread is delicious and therapeutic. You try beating up a bunch of bread dough, and …

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Make Your Goals Stronger than Your Excuses

Happy New Year! It's that time of year again, the time for resolutions. Let’s be real, how many people actually follow through completely with the promises they make in their countdown to the new year? I know I don’t. That’s why I think it’s better to set goals for the new year instead. Something to …

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In a World Full of Grinches, be a Cindy Lou Who

It came without ribbons, it came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. The holiday season is upon us, friends. I wish you all a wonderful holiday, whichever it is you celebrate, and the happiest of New Year’s! I’ve written about self-care during the holidays before, but this year I wanted to take a …

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Burning Out & Building Up

Okay, I admit it. I'm in the middle of a huge burnout funk. I've written about burn out before, but at the time, I wasn't experiencing it myself. I have before, of course, but not in a while, so I am clearly overdue. For those of you who don't know, academic advising has peak periods and slow …

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Hartford Marathon Recap

Hello! Finally, the Hartford Marathon happened this past weekend, and I'm so happy to report that I accomplished my goal and broke 5 hours!! I worked really hard during this training cycle, and I feel like it paid off. For this post, I decided to do a little recap, so here's how it all went …

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Learning to let go…just a little

I’ve been struggling with something at work lately. I’m pretty passionate about the work I do, and really proud of what I’ve done in my current position so far. Lately my responsibilities feel like they’re adding up, things are shifting a bit; all good things in the long run, I’m sure of it. But, I’ve …

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T – 5 weeks: Marathon Training Update

A few posts ago, I mentioned I was running the Hartford Marathon in October, and I wanted to post an update. First of all, it's only 5 weeks away!!! So close! Like I mentioned, the first time I tried to train for this, it didn't go so well, but I'm very pleased to report that I think …

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How to be Organized When Your Work Environment is Not

Being organized at work is important. It helps you be productive, efficient, and most importantly, less stressed. But what happens when the place you work is disorganized or in a period of transition? It’s easy to let the chaos creep in, so here are a few tips to help when your work environment may not …

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