INFORMED! BLOG

July 30, 2018

Let's be real. Seeking that next opportunity as a student or professional can really take a toll on your physical, mental, and emotional health. To make matters more challenging, you can never be certain of the type of environment you may be entering into as you start...

July 18, 2018

 

When I was in my twenties, I became a caregiver for multiple family members who were unable to care for themselves. It wasn’t a role that I wanted. I wanted to have my own life and be able to do things at a whim. I wanted to be like other people in their 20s and 30s....

June 10, 2018

There are times when we are hit with the reality of how short life truly is or how it can change at any moment. Some of us are made aware of this reality every day. No matter how frequently we think about or how prepared we feel for life’s changes, feelings of fear, de...

May 20, 2018

I had a conversation a few months ago about a transition I was starting to make in some of my relationships. The decision? To stop giving advice to friends and instead just focus on enjoying their company. Another tentative decision I made was to stop participating in...

May 16, 2018

Not too long ago, I decided to do a quick social media detox. It reminded me that I do not have many relationships that I am actively engaged in (or entangled in, depending on how you look at it) at this stage of my life. This may not sound like a good thing, but it is...

May 7, 2018

About 3 years ago, I reached out to a small group of colleagues to see if they would be available for a birthday celebration that I was coordinating for myself. One of my colleagues asked me why I had to organize my own birthday party/dinner instead of waiting for some...

May 2, 2018

​I’ve been hearing more and more about how it’s better to unitask (focus on one thing) instead of constantly trying to juggle multiple things at once. Although this conflicts with what I’ve become accustomed to, it seems that my body is telling me that unitasking trul...

April 29, 2018

About a month ago, I had a conversation with a young woman who shared with me that she was frustrated. Well, not JUST frustrated…But frustrated ENOUGH to clear up some confusion and mixed signals she had been receiving from a young man whom she had consistently been sp...

April 18, 2018

At one point in time, I used to think that having community equated to having friends. Over the past few years, I feel as if the two have become distinct and that having "community" is more desirable than having friends as one gets older, since friendship can seem elus...

April 8, 2018

There are times in our life when it's difficult to articulate what our priorities are but, usually, when something threatens to undermine what we have invested in or are working towards then we find the strength and clarity to communicate them (or there may be a specif...

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