Tag: Mindfulness

Happy New Year 2017

It’s a new year — and a new time!  After much thought, I’ve decided to stop maintaining a regular blog.  I’ll still write articles from time to time, but my new focus will be on compiling my thoughts and stories into full-scale books.  It’s been a personal dream of mine to become an author, although

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Finding Headspace when Work & Life get the Better of You.

The past few months have been rough.  Life’s gotten busier:  my little girl turned two; I had to start thinking about school plans for my son who starts kindergarten in the fall; my husband and I are planning a family vacation to New Zealand in 4 weeks; we’ve been doing a lot of work in

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48 Hours in Yangon

My trip to Myanmar in January was for work, but it was intensely sentimental as well.  Myanmar (or Burma, as it’s popularly known) never shut down for tourism, per se, but it only recently opened its doors to significant international trade in 2013 – and literally overnight, it shifted from a hidden world lost in

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5 Times I Fell in Love with my Job

In the spirit of love and the end of Valentine’s Day long weekend, there are a few times in a working parent’s life when you really fall in love with your job.  That love my be fleeting, but it’s real while it lasts.  Here are 5 times I fell in love with my job, after

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10 Things I NEVER Thought I’d Do Until I Became a Working Mom

It’s crazy how the arrival of that baby can change everything…  Here’s how my life changed. 10 Things I NEVER Thought I’d Do Until I Became a Working Mom (1) Wear my hear in a bun or a ponytail + wear no make-up – like every day. (2) Schedule time with my husband to take

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Having a Baby? What you should do (and not do) at work before you go out on maternity leave.

That baby is just around the corner, and once it’s out – there is no going back.  Your life (and you) will be changed forever.  But it’s not here yet, and you’re counting down the days to maternity leave.  You plan to (or have to) come back to work after your leave is over and

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Death by a Thousand Paper Cuts

It’s 8:30pm on a Tuesday.  Thankfully, I don’t have a work call right now.  But I do have a screaming child.  He’s mid-tantrum because it was bedtime and he had to go to bed.  And the reality is, he had to go to bed because he needs his sleep but he really had to go

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The “Have Kids, Will Work” Reading List

At lunch last December, a friend asked me to share a list of books that I recommend she read.  She was looking for ones that would help her get ready for the crazy road ahead – particularly working while having kids.  So I put together a list of four “must read” books that have influenced

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