I've always prided myself on being adaptable. If I have plans to clean the house but a friend wants to get together, I'll prioritize the friend. If I'm working on a project at work and someone needs help, I typically drop my project to help. I think being adaptable is a good thing - the… Continue reading When Adapting Becomes a Bad Thing
Not a person who runs naturally on routine, I prefer to live by the seat of my pants. I am a Perceiver based on Myers-Briggs Personality Type. Perceivers prefer to keep their options open and dislike sticking to a set routine. But here's the thing, I'm starting to yearn for routine. In fact, I’ve been… Continue reading Thriving Over Surviving
“The tradition of Festivus begins with the airing of grievances. I got a lot of problems with you people! And now you are going to hear about it!” – Frank Costanza
For every speech I gave throughout school and college, inevitably the feedback would include "slow down!" I have a tendency to rush (in everything...) but especially when I am sharing a lot of information at once. In my work, I spend a lot of time sharing information about our experiential learning program. Recently, I was… Continue reading Slow Down
The idea that we have the option to decide what we take on emotionally felt freeing and almost necessary to me. In fact, it is important to lighten your own load so that you can best help those around you. As they say when you are on an airplane – put on your oxygen mask before you help others. If you are in a good head space, you are able to better help those important to you when they need it most.
Natalie is a school counselor at a performing arts school by day and professional photographer by night and weekend. I wanted to learn more about how she balances her two passions – helping students succeed and helping her clients capture memories for a lifetime.
A few weeks back, I was talking to my students about "living in congruence." We were covering the Social Change Model of Leadership which is the idea that we can positively impact those around us whether we have the positional title of "leader" or not. The theory is that a leader is anyone who makes… Continue reading Walking the Talk
This year, her first as a working mom, she knew she had to take steps to find a balance between her work and her family life. She shared what she’s been doing this year to focus herself and be the best she can be both for her students and her family.
Just like a yoga practice is a continual practice, so is finding balance between work and life.
I have learned not to avoid confrontation but instead manage it. The more confident we are in addressing the situation in a positive and casual manner, the more at ease the other person will feel.