Although I previously wrote about reducing commitments at work, this month I have been taking on more than might be healthy. I became a trainer for other providers at my facility, am becoming certified in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, am helping the Cancer Committee reach goals for our facility, and (foolishly) agreed to give multiple presentations. My stress level is reaching it’s max! This month I was particularly inspired by readings about decisions we make in our career, doing meaningful work, and, of course, pursuing financial independence.
February was a good month. The holidays are over (I don’t consider Valentine’s Day a holiday, but I do celebrate Groundhog’s Day) and Spring is nearly here.
Time is precious. When I read blogs, I look for articles that inspire and motivate me to move closer to my values and goals. Here are my top picks for February 2019.
January was about a new start. As we ushered in the new year, many people reevaluate their goals, clearing out the old, and making way for the new. Here are 6 inspiring reads from around the web that I found in January 2019.
December is a big month. Yes, there is Chanukah and Christmas. This month was extra special because I also celebrated my birthday. Here are 6 reads from around the web this month that inspired me.
2018 was a great year! Here is the story of my journey over the past year, a summary of the 5 most popular articles from The Debt Shrink, and a peek at my personal and professional plans for the next year.
Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year! As we are in the middle of this holiday season, it’s important to keep sight of what’s truly important: Family, Values, Beliefs, Traditions and of course the Food! Here are some inspiring reads to help us keep things in perspective this holiday season.
Many people experience depression during the holidays. You may be surprised to learn that I’m one of them. Each year, I become incredibly sad this time of year. I tend to spend a day in bed, feeling empty, and crying. For me, it’s not about Christmas, but my birthday. There is this overwhelming feeling of loneliness that takes over. Last year was the first time I didn’t feel this way. I made a conscious decision to do something different. Here’s how I actively managed my depression.
November was a good month. I live in the USA where we celebrated Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving. November is also Hospice and Palliative Care month. Thinking about what makes me grateful, I recall not only my friends and family, but also people who have inspired me. Here are the most inspirational posts I read in November 2018. I hope you enjoy them.
Happy Thanksgiving! I love taking a glimpse into other people’s lives. As an American, I am aware that my life is very different from most people who live on this earth. But I never realize how different until just recently. While many of us are striving to be in the “top 1%,” we lose sight of the fact that we’re already among the wealthiest people in this world. Here’s a little Social Comparison to help keep things in perspective to how the other half live.
Continue reading Reasons to be Thankful: How the Other Half Really Live
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care month. This month, the work of psychologists, social workers, nurses, caregivers, and others who provide high quality care to patients coping with serious or life-threatening illness is recognized.
As a psychologist working with palliative care patients, I’m often asked what I do to prevent burnout at work. Here are some suggestions inspired by minimalism for preventing burnout. Most of these tips can apply to anyone, regardless of their occupation. Some of these I’ve been doing well, others I need to work on.