Mastering My Inbox with the GTD Method

For many people, managing emails has become next to impossible.  The sheer volume, paired with the diversity of their contents, and the expectation of an instant reply, has made this part of my job really challenging.  The worst part is that the time spent reading and answering emails really takes up time that could be … Continue reading Mastering My Inbox with the GTD Method

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I want an academic career. When’s the BEST time to have a baby?

The short answer is that there is no best time and that really, anytime is the best time. Nothing can ever prepare you for the challenges and joys of parenting – regardless of whether or not you are a grad student, a practising nurse, or a stay-at-home mom. That being said, it helps if you … Continue reading I want an academic career. When’s the BEST time to have a baby?

Cooking Once a Month is awesome

Some of advice I ever got about Grad School was from a former professor who told me how batch-cooking and freezing meals helped her complete her dissertation. This simple strategy makes a huge difference in terms of productivity and eating healthy (if you choose recipes carefully).  For most of us our leisure time is limited (and sacred), especially … Continue reading Cooking Once a Month is awesome