Spring Refresh: Updating your IDP Tool & Goals

Spring is the perfect time to refresh your goals and update your IDP tool. Recently I attended the Creating and Owning Your Individual Development Plan workshop hosted by The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) and learned some great tips. Next month, they are having a follow-up workshop called, I Completed…

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…

My Spring Reading List II

Looking for some encouragement? Check out these books below. My Spring Reading List: The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome & How to Thrive in Spite of it by Valerie Young Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders by Lindsey Pollak Kiss Your But…

Spring Cleaning: 5 Quick Tips to Declutter Your Inbox

Inboxes can get easily get out of hand. Let's fix that. Here are 5 tips to get you started: 5 Quick Tips to Declutter Your Inbox: 1. Unsubscribe from unnecessary notifications: This is one of the biggest ways to decrease your daily emails. Unsubscribe from news feeds, social media notifications and any other subscription services…

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…

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.…

Welcome to the New Year – 2014

Happy New Year!!! Thank you for coming back to Mademoiselle Scientist. Last year when I started Mademoiselle Scientist I set my intention to create a digital space to support the next generation of scientists. Even though there has been ups and downs I am determined to find my niche. Having this corner of the internet…

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…