A couple weeks ago, I got to attend a private class at Nolte Academy, where we learned the benefits of Pilates. And this one hour class, consisting mostly of holding certain positions and poses, kicked my ass. Pilates is a series of different exercises and poses inspired by calisthenics, yoga and ballet. It is intended to … Continue reading Is Pilates the Key to Workplace Sanity?
Women make up a little more than half of the student population at the University of Iowa and for them, the prospect of leaving college and entering the workforce can be frightening, due to the economic disparity that they likely will face. In Iowa, 70% of female-headed households struggle for economic security and 40% are … Continue reading Girl Boss(es) Profile: University of Iowa Women in Business
Summer '18 has finally arrived! After many long days spent in the library and the office, all I can think about is spending every moment in the sun. My mind wanders to all the trips I want to take with my friends, which concerts I should go to-- pretty much anything but work. I've had to make … Continue reading Tips for Staying Productive This Summer
As finals inevitably roll back around this spring, I think this is every college student ever right now... And I think all of us can put our studies on hold for a little GIF motivation. Your brain might be feeling a little like this. And that's ok! Because all 22+ million of us college students … Continue reading Finals Week Motivation in GIFs
When I get home from my 9-5, the last thing I want to do is laundry. I’d much rather let my labradoodle indulge in hours of belly rubs as I watch Million Dollar Listing LA. So my strategy is doing it as infrequently as I can (in a totally hygenic way, obviously). I refuse to … Continue reading Effortless Outfits from Work to the Gym
I've suffered from anxiety and panic disorder for as long as I can remember. This topic has always been close to my heart, yet seriously difficult to discuss. When you feel like your mental health is on the rocks and you're just one stressor away from a breakdown, it really impacts your confidence. The prospect … Continue reading Managing Mental Health in the Workplace
When it comes to staying organized and maximizing efficiency, there’s a couple programs that I seem to gravitate toward every single day. Knowing how to operate technology systems is a huge plus for employers, too. No matter what industry you’re in, I recommend downloading and becoming familiar with these 5 awesome software programs: Adobe Creative Suite … Continue reading 5 Software Programs Every Professional Should Know
I'm the queen of overpacking. But, I have NEVER checked a bag in my life. Most of my friends look at me like I'm crazy when I tell them I've never checked a bag at the airport. Basically, this means I cram my closet into less than 22 x 14 x 9 inches of suitcase. … Continue reading Never Check a Bag Again: Packing 101
Happy International Women's Day everyone! This might just be my favorite national holiday. There's really something special about seeing women support other women and recognize them for all that they accomplish. Today, I'd like to give a nod to 10 women who have inspired me not only in my career ambitions, but in my personal … Continue reading International Women’s Day: 10 Quotes from 10 Remarkable Women
Last night, I spent my Thursday night in the comfort of my bed and took to Twitter to answer the question: Is HGTV's House Hunters a realistic display of the home buying process? I watched one hour (or 2 episodes) of the shows latest episodes to be the judge. If you're unfamiliar with the show, … Continue reading House Hunters: Is it Realistic Real Estate?