I sat on the call, feeling the anxiety build. Confusion, worry and doubt began to fester. “What in the world am I going to do here? Why am I even a part of this”? One by one the group members discussed the tasks at hand. The leader spoke quickly, firing off tasks and other items. … Continue reading Reframing Thoughts
Ok, let's be honest. Who really loves networking ? At first glance, there's so many things about it that make it uncomfortable: You're putting yourself out there, so there's a sense of vulnerability. Approaching complete strangers. Enough said. Attempting to sound interesting enough to make a meaningful connection and maintain it. The energy. No one … Continue reading Five Tips for Effective Networking
The day began like many others: a flurry of emails, inquiries to respond to, reports and issues to troubleshoot. I had planned to work on the prep for some large upcoming projects. I was sure to make headway on a lot of pending tasks. Then, mid afternoon, I went to a meeting. The next thing … Continue reading An Unexpected Ending
It seemed so unfair. I was finally making progress with my recovery from Postpartum Depression and Anxiety. I was finally starting to enjoy motherhood. Yet, I had to leave that all behind and go back to being in the corporate world. It’s hard to believe, but a year ago today, I went back to work … Continue reading 365 Days
No matter how long you've been on maternity leave, coming back to work is tough. There are so many changes involved with pregnancy and motherhood. Transition to the workplace doesn't make that easier. Factor in PPD / PPA and you've got a LOT going on. There are so many changes mentally and hormonal to deal … Continue reading Transitioning To a Working Mommy
At first, Candice thought she was overreacting. Were things really different in the office ? Or was it just that her priorities changed ? She was a first time parent and elected to take a few months of maternity leave. Although she was a dedicated career woman, she had great joy in being a mother … Continue reading Are you being Mommy Tracked?
"I'd like to speak to you about some changes; There were some things that started to take place while you were out, which resulted in some changes that will continue after you return from leave." I was confused and a bit anxious. I was in the office for a short time to pick up some … Continue reading Relinquishing Control
When people discovered that I was going to Mauritius, the most common question I got was, “Where is that?” The tiny little island is so far into the Indian Ocean, that many people aren’t aware of it. Mauritius is located far to the East of Madagascar. It is actually known to those in the Middle … Continue reading Travel Diaries: Mauritius
As a nursing mom, I am given access to a small locked room in the office for pumping purposes. Since I’m currently the only mom using the room, I have the freedom to use it as I please. The only other personnel who have keys are the office manager and cleaning staff. The office manager … Continue reading Postpartum Anxiety: Small Things are Bigger
I came across an article a few weeks ago which struck a chord with me. It references the importance of leaving work on time. It’s not that I think that the author is wrong about this. The part that really got to me was the categorization that those stay late in the office are … Continue reading Does my job make me a loser?