Concluding the PhD Story
academic / career / Science / wellness

Concluding the PhD Story

I was chatting with a friend last week about the last couple of months of her PhD in an interdisciplinary STEM field, and found myself musing on my own philosophy about this unique time period of finishing your PhD story. If you’re somewhere along the way to your PhD, or know someone who is on … Continue reading

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Let Go of “pretty shadows” to be fully YOU in your light [Career Advice]
Adventure in Normal Life / Boston / career / Professional / Science / wellness

Let Go of “pretty shadows” to be fully YOU in your light [Career Advice]

Sitting in a meeting where someone is clearly passionate about what they’re talking about does this thing to me where I catch fire too – I bask in the glow of their lit passions. They could be talking about anything from growing eggplants, to astrophysics, but I’m THERE. They take me on their journey, and … Continue reading

There’s always more to the story than you know
Adventure in Normal Life / Journeys / Professional / Science / wellness

There’s always more to the story than you know

I woke up early, as usual, this morning and instead of being filled with Monday morning jitters or groans about the challenges or responsibilities facing me this week, I was oddly cogent and calm. Taking this as a sign that a little reflection was in order, I infused the morning’s energy into prayer and consideration … Continue reading

Who do you sip with?
Adventure in Normal Life / Boston / Food / Science

Who do you sip with?

Wellness. It’s a buzzword now, but rest assured, the art of being well is real, achievable by all, and successful usually with a little help from those you call your closest, dearest, best companions – your tribe. Having a cup of coffee at my tiny apartment kitchen table (on wheels) with sweet friends and family … Continue reading

Classic Chianti Accessories For Fall
Adventure in Normal Life / Fashion / Science / shopping / Style / Wedding

Classic Chianti Accessories For Fall

For as long as I can remember, there I was, ogling over the jewel tones in life. Perhaps it is a royal mindset, or a mere appreciation for velvet that started with my first (and only) wine-colored velvet scrunchie as a child, but all in all, color me wine-happy, for wine red is my color … Continue reading