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A lightning bolt update on the past 7 months

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It’s been half a year since I posted to my blog, and though I doubt anyone’s missed me with the millions of other (probably much more interesting) rants and readings in the blogging world, I’ve decided to make my return. To spare you the boring details of why I’ve been missing in action, here’s a …

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My challenges with work life balance

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Lately, I’ve been having major challenges with work life balance and feeling really burned out. I’ve been blogging about my streak of crappy weeks, and as much as I like to use sarcasm as a defense mechanism, part of me realizes I need to get to the root of what’s really bothering me in order …

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Guest Post: How to make a work-love balance work for you

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By Lindsay Shoemake | That Working Girl Once you’re in the workforce, it’s inevitable that you’ll find a core group of friends to have drinks with to explore the nighttime scene. You’re out with your friends, you mix with another friend group, a little flirtation takes place and before you know it, bam – you’re …

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Do you have these workaholic symptoms?

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My name is Joanne and I’m a workaholic. Are you working too hard or spending late hours at the office? Have others accused you of working too much?  Here are some symptoms that showed me I had an addiction to work. Some of these were pretty daunting to admit. Symptom 1: You set unreasonable goals for …

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Confessions of a sellout (aka workaholic)

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These are the confessions from someone who is arguably addicted to her career. I call this post “Confessions of a sellout – I mean career woman – also known as a workaholic.” And this blog post will also explain why I’ve been MIA lately. I started this year with one goal in mind. This would be …

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How to deal with workplace stress

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Workplace stress is nothing new to me or anyone else who has a job for that matter. For some people, stress from work is an occasional occurrence.  For a workaholic, stress at work is just a normal day at the office. There are a number of things that can lead to workplace stress: Unreasonable deadlines …

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How a working girl knows she’s got a good man

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I’m no relationship expert. Before I met my fiancée, I was the poster child for relationship screw-ups. Read about my dating past here. However, I’ve been in a happy common-law-riage for over 2 years now. That may not seem like long, but when you live together, 2 years can seem like 12 years (in a …

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3 ways to handle work stress (okay, 4 ways)

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Stress is defined as “anything that poses a challenge or a threat to our well-being”. When we’re stressed, our bodies go through the following changes: Blood pressure rises Heart rate rises Breathing becomes more rapid Digestive system slows down Immune system goes down Muscles become tense We lose sleep due to our heightened state of …

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