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Girlfriend of the Year

I am snowed with work obligations right now. I am struggling a bit to keep up and complete tasks successfully. My boyfriend called me this morning to ask how I felt about him heading off on a snowboard trip in two hours. I cheerfully sent him off for several days to play while I trudged…

Small Steps Toward Health & Balance

I got really overwhelmed by work yesterday and today. Work stress has me reaching for some of my least healthy ways to cope, and I have a long history of working late and ignoring what is healthy for me. Life/work balance? I don’t even begin to know what that means. But at 5:00, in the…

Working with PTSD: Take That Lunch Break

Working with PTSD has a lot of challenges, particularly if you are prone to feeling overwhelmed or if you have a fast-paced job. For most of my career (and like a lot of Americans) I’ve worked in settings in which lunch breaks were sometimes ignored in favor of getting more work done faster, or because…