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How I Helped my Child through a Tough Week

By Athena

This week was very trying for my 15 year old daughter. Her schedule comprised of exams, co-curricular concerts, her birthday celebration and preparing for camp in amongst recovering from an illness. 407 more words


The things we don’t like to talk about ….burnout, stress leave, lack of work-life balance, fear of failure, low confidence…

These have been common themes for the week for me – well not me personally, but the senior global executives I have coached this last week and the heads of HR in the corporates I have spoken with. 462 more words

I can't breathe 

In a fog of congestion with tightened lungs and inexplicable lightheadedness

Twitchy eyes drying themselves out trying not to be noticed

Bumps on my nose, obsessively trying to pick them off when no one is looking… 139 more words


Yes, the bar can be raised higher

Everyone gets stressed at some point or another, and apparently for me, my ‘some point or another’ is a little under two weeks into school. I tend to get stressed relatively easily, but I do my best to work through it and not let it outwardly affect me. 642 more words


The Pie Eating Contest

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

–Ferris Bueller

Life has moved pretty fast recently.

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I’m two weeks into the fall semester of my junior year and I’m not quite sure how I feel about it. I’m at the same school, in the same program, surrounded by the same classmates but everything seems so different. 690 more words

Nursing School

Survival List

How will I survive this upcoming FET cycle and all the “what ifs” that accompany it? That question has been heavy on my mind lately. I decided, being the Type A person that I am, that a survival list for when all the “what ifs” come up is in order. 220 more words