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Are You a Playaholic?

13 March 2019

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Are You a Playaholic?

One balance I find especially tricky is work versus play. From the many, many articles written about workaholism, it seems I’m not alone. However, when reading these I often feel like an alien learning about another species. I know that, technically, anything can be addictive—but work, really? Why aren’t there any articles on the opposite […]

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What Is Your Myers-Briggs Type? Is There a “Typical” Multipotentialite?

19 February 2019

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What Is Your Myers-Briggs Type? Is There a “Typical” Multipotentialite?

As a professor of career education, I spend a lot of time working with students who haven’t decided on a major. I’m a big advocate of these students, especially since I was one. I agonized over choosing a major, trying to find a way to incorporate my love of psychology, sociology, english, technology, religion and […]

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Now What? How to Cope With “Post-Project Depression”

20 November 2018

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Now What? How to Cope With “Post-Project Depression”

Is it just me, or is taking down holiday decorations in January the worst feeling in the world? The festivities are over, you must return to reality, and all of the hoopla went by so fast that you hardly got to soak it all in. Now you’re feeling empty. The fun is over and you […]

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The Surprising Challenge of Having Fun for Fun’s Sake

27 February 2017

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The Surprising Challenge of Having Fun for Fun’s Sake

I often feel a lot of pressure. I don’t think I’m alone in this. The world we live in creates a constant sense of pressure for many of us. My experience of pressure is a feeling of questions burnt into my brain by endless repetition: Am I contributing to the world right now? Am I making […]

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A Great TED Talk for Anyone who Struggles with Anxiety

4 April 2016

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A Great TED Talk for Anyone who Struggles with Anxiety

I’ve always been a chronic worrier. In the last five years, that worrying has morphed into a more intense and chronic anxiety (or maybe it was always this bad and I just didn’t have a name for it). In any case, I’ve worked really hard at learning strategies to help me deal with my anxious thoughts, […]

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