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A Day in the Life

There are a few reasons I wanted to write this particular post. First, I know as a reader I appreciate getting a glimpse into the life of the person I’m reading and I assume that you, dear reader, may feel that way about me. Second, the lives of students (undergraduate and graduate) are drastically different… Continue reading A Day in the Life

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Free Time?

There is something about TED Talks that I find to be truly amazing. I don’t know what it is exactly, but I really do love them. I’ve yet to find a TED Talk that I didn’t enjoy. With this love, part of what I’ll be doing this year is to listen to a talk (or… Continue reading Free Time?

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The “other”

We’ve talked about setting professional goals, relationship goals, and wellness goals. What other goals could you possibly want to set? At this point, you might even be thinking to yourself “Rachel, exactly how much time do you think I have in a day!?” And you’re right, time is a finite resource and I think it’s… Continue reading The “other”

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A State of Being

With Millennials starting to run the show in a lot of areas, it’s hardly surprising that more and more information about “wellness” is cropping up in our spaces. But what is wellness, exactly? The University of California, Davis defines it as “an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and… Continue reading A State of Being

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Maximizing Romantic Relationships

We really struggle to talk about relationships, don’t we? I’ll be talking more about building strong relationships next month (it made sense to me, what with Valentine’s Day and all), but since you can (and should!) set goals for your relationship we get to talk about it today as well. We struggle because relationships are… Continue reading Maximizing Romantic Relationships

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Work Goals Work For You

They say, when tackling your “to do” list to start with the hardest thing and then the rest of the things will seem easy. It’s for this reason that I’ve decided to talk about setting professional goals first. When I was a child almost every single woman I knew was a stay-at-home-parent.  With this as… Continue reading Work Goals Work For You

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What Are SMART Goals?

Before we launch into talking about the types of goals we can set, I think it’s important to start with a solid definition of the type of goal we’ll be talking about this month. My grounding for goal setting is to set a SMART Goal. S – specific M – measurable A – achievable R… Continue reading What Are SMART Goals?