Superwoman: Achieving Work-Life Balance

As many women agree, society can put pressure to do it all - to be a superwoman. Sometimes we might want to do it all, but then there are times we cannot. That is okay because we are human and we all need balance. Whether it is a "yes" or a "no", establishing boundaries, knowing…

The Power Nap

Tired or stressed? Recharge your batteries with a Power Nap. I like to take my Power Nap after my Power Hour depending on my schedule that day. Power Naps are amazing because it's just enough time to relax without falling into a deep sleep. How to take The Power Nap: 1. Set a timer: A…

Recharging After Your Vacation

A month ago I wrote a post about How to make the most of your summer vacation. Recharging after your vacation is just as important as taking your vacation. Here are My Tips to Recharge After Vacation: 1. Read an Inspirational Book(s): One of my favorite hobbies is reading. During my break I relaxed and…

How to Make the Most of Your Summer Vacation

It's vacation season. Now is the time to relax, spend time with family and have fun. How to Make the Most of Your Summer Vacation: 1. Prepare and Create Lists: Send reminders to our labmates, boss, coworkers, or other people that we need to notify because people generally forget when people have time off. You…

Overcoming Post-Graduation Blues

We all know graduation is a time for joy, but sometimes the transition can be challenging. Decisions take time so use this post-graduation time to celebrate and explore STEM career options. 7 Ways to Overcome Post-Graduation Blues: 1. Take a Vacation: Use some of your graduation money or savings to take the trip/vacation. Get a…

5 Things NEVER to Ask a Recent Graduate

In my last post, I shared tips for recent science graduates and now I want to share 5 things NEVER to ask a recent graduate. After hearing the same questions it can be tough, especially if you are not where you want to be in your STEM career. Things take time and people need to…

Ways to Refresh for Spring

Spring is my time to refresh. Here are my few tips to get ready for the season. Ways to Refresh for Spring: 1. Reading: Reading is one of my favorite hobbies. It helps me relax and forget the stresses of the day. If you are looking for book recommendations check out my winter reading post.…

The Power Hour

The life of a scientist is pretty busy. Between labs, meetings, conferences, association involvement and personal duties your calendar can look like a game of Tetris. Work is important. Life is important. Finding the balance is key. Many of us understand the struggle and this is where the Power Hour comes in. This is your…