Category: Work Life Balance

The Importance of Rest

These days, I love to work out. And I work out almost every day. Now, the important word in the previous sentence  is “almost.” Rest is so important when it comes to working out and growing physically stronger. In fact,…

What Motivates You?

When was the last time you asked yourself this question? Has someone else asked you this question? Did you have an answer? I often ask a very similar question to the students that I see: “What is your purpose?”, or…

Have Fun with Colleagues Outside of Work

A colleague of mine had her retirement dinner and celebration last week. After quickly reviewing some dates, I realize that she started working at the college just as I was starting high school. She is a career planning advocate, and…

Re-Energize When Work (and Life) Gets you Down

I was in a funk recently that I finally managed to get out of. During that unfortunate period which lasted about a month, the “down” moments seemed to outnumber the “up” moments both at work and with life outside of…

Taking a Break from Technology

I love technology. I have numerous email accounts. I write a wellness blog that I update almost daily using my laptop. I use YouTube, online news videos, Hulu, and other online sources every time I teach a class. I just…