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…

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…

How to Have Fun Networking During Holiday Parties:

'Tis the season! Between decorations, good food and holiday parties this is the season to have some fun. You can count on Holiday parties from now until January (maybe even February depending on where you live). Relieve the stress from the fall and welcome winter with the fun festivities of holiday parties. Plus it's a…

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…

My Top Study Tips

Between preparing for exams, applications and attending conferences this is the time that most people have a booked up calendar. For my students reading I know that midterms are coming up so this post is for you. With the right preparation studying can be a less stressful time. When I was in college we had…

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.…

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…