By Devin Fedor, Director Learning & Organizational Development at Mary Washington Healthcare Each year I select word or simple phrase to guide me through the next twelve months. This is not a resolution to lead me down a path of all or nothing thinking. Rather, it serves as a motivator, a reminder, a lens to […]
It’s About Time
By Kimberly Young, Executive Director of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Mary Washington. Time. It’s one of those few, precious resources that we cannot make more of and we have no idea how much of it we have. Last week was very stressful for me. By Tuesday, I realized that I had […]
Finding Peace During Change
by Kimberly Young, Communications and Community Engagement Specialist, Caroline County Public Schools Like so many of us, I have had my share of changes over the last year and a half. I went through a divorce, worked from home from March until November 2020 when I was laid off, and then started a new, fantastic […]
March Into The Power of Positivity
by Susan Coleman, Certified Maxwell Leadership Life Coach and Director of Volunteers and Community Outreach for Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center The challenges of everyday life are unpredictable whether at work or play. Just when we think we are past one situation a tsunami can hit us, and we are thrown back even farther than we […]
By Lynne Richardson, Dean, UMW College of Business We all know people who seem to have been born confident. They exude it from every pore! Others, however, don’t feel like they are worthy and pay attention to what others think to define their value.
Take Time for YOU
by Lynne Richardson, Dean, UMW College of Business We are entering one of the most stressful times of the year. As women, many of us have more balls in the air than the men in our lives do. We work outside the home (well, we did before Covid!), we are the primary housekeepers at home, […]
Turning Your Crashing Waves into a Win
Sometimes in the waves of change, we find our true direction. – Unknown Recently I went to the beach to recharge myself. One beautiful morning I planted myself in my chair right on the edge of the ocean. I took notice of the waves crashing on the shore. It was beautiful and mesmerizing.
Professional Development during a Pandemic
by Lynne Richardson, Dean, UMW College of Business I know many of us are feeling overwhelmed these days. We’re juggling work, virtual learning for our K-12 students, a personal life for ourselves, and so on. The stress is real.
Tips from a Working Homeschooling Professional
By Rose Heyward, Senior Learning & Organizational Development Specialist at Mary Washington Healthcare Recently, I was in a virtual meeting with several leaders and a brave soul shared how they would appreciate tips on homeschooling while working from home. I could resonate with this request because I’ve personally been faced with this challenge.
Pandemic Multitasking? Working Mothers? 4 Tips for Working Mothers Trying to Do it All in a Pandemic
By Ginni Mastin, President and Founder of Matern Staffing Going through the pandemic has been challenging for all, but especially for working mothers. Working mothers are juggling their professional responsibilities, personal obligations, and family life. With school systems going virtually some working mothers are weighing giving up careers to stay home with young children or […]