The “Work” of the Year

Sophocles once said: “Without labor, nothing prospers” and this year (more than most) has proven that sentiment to be true. While most years there is some form of “labor”, I didn’t realize that my “labor” would come in every possible form it could: internal,...

Coffee, Cardio, Community, & Christ

I am a public health professional, and let me tell you, the phrase “self-care” is one of my absolute favorites - especially during this crazy COVID season! When you look up self-care on Google, the first definition that pops up is, “....any necessary human regulatory...

Five Things I Wish I Knew When Starting my First Job

Starting a your first post-grad job? Feeling nervous/excited/ready/unsure? I've been there, and I've learned a lot along the way! Here are five things I wish I knew when starting my first job:   1. You're here to learn how to work   In my opinion, our first...

5 Tips to Transform Your Next Interview

I recently started a new job (!!) at the Atlantic Council, the culmination of three years of hard work and prayer (more like begging) for a career that would fulfill me, excite me, and allow me to make a difference. Unfortunately along the way, writing cover letter...

Into the Unknown

Ever since I was young, I have felt pressure to be successful and work in a practical and lucrative industry.  I am an immigrant - and the daughter of an immigrant - so the expectation for me  to succeed and honor the sacrifices that my parents made to come to the...

Setting Boundaries at Work

Spoiler alert: the only person who has the ability to set and enforce your boundaries is you.   I remember starting a job where I felt like I needed to be ON 24/7. At first, it was exciting. I was always on call, always needed, always in on the action. But after...

Letting Good Things Bloom

“There’s no shame in needing to let things go.”   I can’t tell you how many times I’ve needed to remind myself of this fact. I’ve always been able to recognize when a relationship or friendship has served its purpose, and when it was time to move on. However,...

When the “Real World Calls” – Pride, Perspective, and a Ph.D.

I have a dream and goal of being a great clinical psychologist.   I went to a university where we were treated as autonomous, intelligent beings, able to be trusted and treated as full-fledged professionals by our senior year.  As a psychology major with my...

Finding Purpose at Work through Efficacy Projects

The most common reason that many of us struggle with finding meaningful work is because we lack something called efficacy. Efficacy is having "the ability to produce a desired or intended result." I.e.; you can set a goal, create a plan and achieve it. You have a...

Is it Prideful to Ask for a Raise?

 Is it prideful to ask for a raise?⁣⁣Our faith teaches us to be humble, grateful, and peaceful. The idea of asking for a raise, which necessitates confidence in our value and assertion of our needs, can seem counter to these values. But is it?⁣⁣The Lord commands us to...
Into the Unknown

Into the Unknown

Ever since I was young, I have felt pressure to be successful and work in a practical and...

Get Your Learning On

Get Your Learning On

Today’s #WorkWellWednesday is all about online courses!⁣ ⁣ When I realized that we’d probably be...

Feeling Stuck

Feeling Stuck

It's #workwellwednesday, and this week's topic is one I've been messaged about for weeks:⁣ ⁣...

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