Let me start off by saying that I am notorious for not handling negative feedback very well. I'm the classic Type A perfectionist who hates making mistakes. My usual response is to get defensive and completely shut down any less-than-stellar comments about my performance. Over the last year, though, I have learned that dealing with... Continue Reading →
For those of us fortunate enough to still have a job that can be done from home, there’s no doubt that we’ve had to adapt how we do our work to fit the WFH (work from home) lifestyle. Balancing work and private life is definitely more challenging now because the two are no longer physically... Continue Reading →
Building rapport with your students, whether they are your advisees or students in your class, can be challenging even when we're not going through a pandemic. Take away the in-person connection and it's easy to lose touch with them during a time when they probably need you the most. Not to mention that it's even... Continue Reading →
Hey! Did you know I wrote a Zine ("small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images" - thanks wikipedia) a while ago, all about treating yourself with kindness? Check it out!
Because let's call this whole shit show what it is: traumatizing. We're all working through something traumatic. So, those feelings you're experiencing such as lack of motivation, depression, anxiety, grief, dissociation - they are all part of your mind and soul trying to process what's happening. And when you're working through something traumatic, the last thing you need to worry about is how to be more productive.
Working from home has, no doubt, been an adjustment for many of us. Some of us love it and others not so much. But either way, the transition has been interesting to say the least. In order to make the shift easier for myself, and perhaps for you as well, I have put together this... Continue Reading →
Well, to say that shit hit the fan real quick is probably an understatement. Only a little over a week ago, I was rolling my eyes at all the doomsayers, saying that corona is just like the flu. Fast forward a few days and here we are. What a dumpster fire! Among the never ending... Continue Reading →
Ah, professional development! We all want it but who's got the time? Between student appointments, prepping for class, teaching said class, administrative tasks and self-care - where is there time to squeeze in for professional development? Don't worry - I got you! Here are 5 ways to grow professionally without ever needing to change out... Continue Reading →