Primed & Penned

Words that will grow wings

Reading words can sometimes be more preferable than speaking them or hearing them.

Sometimes we need our own mental voice to focus and truly see the possibilities in front of us, instead of talking over them. I enjoy penning these possibilities in my blog and hope that if something resonates with you, or you have further thoughts, you’ll feel welcomed in contacting me personally.
I hope that as you peruse through these penned thoughts, that are sometimes dotted with tough love, you’ll feel the freedom that you are searching for begin to come into focus.

How to forget what everyone else says and listen to your inner wisdom. Anne Helen Peterson describes burnout as the contemporary condition amongst millennials. Tiana Clark describes burnout as “the steady state of black people in this country for hundreds of years.” Shannon Palus describes burnout as “the...

Bring balance to your life When I worked in corporate, I often found myself looking around the office and asking myself, “How does everybody do it? How are they so talkative, outgoing, and comfortable in their own skin?” Well, the truth is, not everyone actually does feel...

Race and the workplace offers a different set of challenges It’s no secret that women in the workplace have a steeper hill to climb than their male counterparts. It’s also no secret that minorities climb an even steeper hill, and if you’re a minority woman –...

Follow these tips to take care of yourself and your mental health It’s holiday time again, and the cheer and good tidings of the season are in full swing. Bells are ringing, lights are blinking, candles are burning, and stockings everywhere are being hung with care. It’s...

And you don’t have to feel powerless against it Lately I’ve been speaking a lot about burnout. I’ve talked about the signs and symptoms of burnout, how perfectionism leads to burnout, and how culture contributes to burnout. I’ve also shared strategies to help you claim sovereignty...

Six ways to honor your values, and avoid burnout Do these approaches to your work day sound familiar? You reach into the closet for clothes that present you as your “work” self. On arrival, you do a bit of shapeshifting as you walk toward the doors...

Freeing yourself of burnout from the flames of cultural norms Do you ever wonder why it is that even when you do everything right - everything that you set your mind to - you still aren’t happy? Maybe it’s because you are setting priorities that fulfill...

Three ways to know, and three things you can do about it “I’m so burnt out!” you’ve probably heard co-workers say - or perhaps you’ve said it yourself! And in the middle of a stressful project, or when you’re cramming for an exam, it can definitely...