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Creativity vs. Stress

Creativity vs. Stress

Apr 10, 2019

Stress is almost a given in any professional setting. We talk often about work-life balance, stress management, and professional burnout. Still we find ourselves saying, “well, that’s just part of life,” “I operate better under stress,” and other excuses, allowing ourselves to be pushed to the edge. This can have a lot of consequences, but one that doesn’t get enough discussion is the stifling of our creativity.    

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Starting a New Conversation

Starting a New Conversation

Apr 02, 2019

I was recently discussing the topic of conversation salons with a friend, and I jokingly referred to them as “networking for people who hate networking.” I’ll admit, I’ve found myself squarely in the middle of that category before, and I’d wager to guess many of you have, too.    

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When Office Hours Are After Hours

When Office Hours Are After Hours

Mar 12, 2019

To attend or not to attend? That is the question plaguing much of our female workforce today. Sure our office hours might be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but we all know opportunities for professional development often extend past the standard work day. From business after-hours events to out-of-town conferences to grabbing a beer with a coworker, most of us have a hard time weighing the cost vs. benefit of time away from our home and family against an occasion to invest in our work. I venture to guess many readers of this blog are moms, but this is a subject with which most women I know can identify. A brand-new puppy needs to be taken out. There's a load of laundry that isn't going to do itself. House-sitters cost money.    

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