Vacation time is an important employee benefit – it is critical for people to have time away from work to relax and disconnect from the pressures of the job. You won’t earn a promotion or get an achievement award for working on your vacation. If you manage people, just imagine the pressure you put on them… Continue reading Thoughts on Work Life Integration Part V
With no clear cut "rules” in place on how to operate in a work life integration model – we need to create our own models. Models that serve us well – let’s consider starting with some simple things. Have you ever observed the moms of little ones at the playground? Looking down and tied to their smartphone?… Continue reading Thoughts on Work Life Integration Part III
Consider the “good old days” when a person could come home from work and unplug! We are all plugged in all the time – so it is all business, all day, every day! Work doesn’t stop when we are sleeping, on vacation, or out of the office. Life happens during the day – a teacher calls… Continue reading Thoughts on Work Life Integration Part II
Spring. A season of new beginnings and living in gratitude. As we enter the season of spring (finally for those of us in New England!) I find myself thinking back over the past two seasons (winter and fall) and understanding more the journey of life I have travelled. Today I am grateful....for so many things:… Continue reading Spring Blog
It is extremely difficult (more so than I ever imagined) to manage through the grief journey. I have also become quickly attune to the common misconceptions associated with grieving. Let’s begin with the notion that grieving is a “process” and somehow eventually you reach an “end point” of grief. What I have come to experience… Continue reading Managing Grief. Managing Life. Managing a Career.
How do you decide? What are the “rules”? What are the company policies? I knew I needed to return to work – I needed the normalcy that work and the structure provided me. I needed the distraction. My husband’s service was on the 10th and I was then distracted with grief counselors, finding a support… Continue reading Going Back to Work
• You are so brave • You are the strongest person I know • That took courage Comments shared over the past few weeks and certainly stated from a place of love and kindness. Interestingly, I have thought long and hard about these comments and how they make me feel. Should I be happy? Flattered?… Continue reading The Risk (and Reward) of Living a Transparent Authentic Life
I have been silent on my social media platforms for the past 2 weeks. Life happened. In a tragic, sad, and heartbreaking fashion. In my continued quest to be transparent and share the challenges of life, career, and family – I will share the happenings over the past two weeks. The emotion and pain are… Continue reading This. Is. Life.
For so long, I would make all of these crazy plans for long weekends – someone was having a party, someone was having a cookout, there was always someone to visit and someplace I felt compelled to go. Over the years, I have embraced long weekends as a chance to “live life” and do some… Continue reading Long Weekends: Relax
Just having returned from a much needed vacation, I had some time to reflect on recharging and unplugging from the demands of my career. This vacation was not a sit at the beach and chill vacation. Rather we took a family vacation (all 9 of us) to Disney World. We were up early, on the… Continue reading Recharging Your Batteries!