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
This week I decided to quit the home internet. Experiment 1 of 2017. Why would I do this?! I don't want to work 24/7. After many years of being in school and working and spending WAY too much time sitting on my butt on a computer, I want to have more of a life. More … Continue reading I Quit the Home Internet
When I began my PhD I felt the need to be cautious about telling people that I was doing it. Luckily I worked with super supportive colleagues and they never made me feel like I was weird or not a "real" nurse because of my interest in research. In fact, many of them were more … Continue reading On Being an Academic Nurse
So apparently, sitting is the new smoking...and therefore, I am probably going to die. Not really (I hope), but there has been a whole lot of attention to the "sitting epidemic" recently, highlighting how much time most of us spend sitting during a regular work day. (Clearly, they have not spent any time with a … Continue reading Sitting is the New Smoking…
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?
Increasingly, employees are asked to do more with less. Arguably, this is the goal of Capitalism: to squeeze out as much work as possible for the least amount of money in order to maximize economic growth. I don't think that this is a particularly helpful way to approach healthcare, as I believe that it is … Continue reading Relationship-building in a Task-Focused World
It’s taken me quite a while to understand how having children really changes your life and forces you to make choices about your priorities. Since today is Mother’s Day, I thought it would be a good time to share some of the ways I have found some sort of work-life balance. 1. I have mastered … Continue reading Being a Mom Changes the Game