SERENITY NOW! 5 Ways To Not Freak Out When The Sky Is Falling

Remember driver’s education class and the countless times you’ve been told what to do if your car skids on ice? (turn into the skid and don’t slam the brakes) Or what to do in the event you catch fire? (stop, drop, and roll) What number to call in case of an emergency? (dial 911, Sherlock)…

The Saddest Giraffe I’ve Ever Seen & A Lesson In Interconnectivity

This afternoon I was reading an article on CNN.com and came across the saddest giraffe I’ve ever seen.  I should have know what I was in for by clicking on the story since it was titled “Imagine a World Without Giraffes.”  My experience with giraffes is fairly limited, to say the least: a zoo visit…

Holiday Anxiety?  6 Ways To Manage It Before It Manages You

The holidays are a magical time of year: the scent of peppermint, the joys of family, turkey and football, pilgrims and Santa… but, it can also be a source of stress for a number of different reasons.  We may not even realize that we suffer from holiday stress!  Holiday stress and anxiety can come from…

Using the Office Holiday Party to Impress Your Boss

The office holiday party is more than a chance to bond with your peers and celebrate the holidays; it is a professional event that can help your rise to success or drop to the bottom of the barrel. Have fun, but always remember – An office holiday party is still the OFFICE holiday party.  Here are…

What I learned from Rebecca Kumar and MedStar Georgetown Hospital

Two years ago today I was sleeping on a chair by my father’s bedside.  Weeks prior, I rushed him in my car to the emergency room of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, a hospital where he regularly received care.  My father was diagnosed with colon cancer in the summer of 2013.  He, being…

A Road Warrior’s Guide to Maintaining Your Relationships

Traveling for work is taxing on your relationships, and your home life.  It’s up to you, road warrior, to just accept that this comes with the nature of the schedule.  It is what it is; however, that means it will take conscious, meaningful action to maintain your home life when you’re on the road AND…