Category: Defying Despondency

My Last Blog Post

Sometimes it’s unfathomable what can happen in a short period of time. My entrepreneurial spirit can’t be tamed, and constant crossroads, developments and changes are essential part of my life. Since I value the art of finding closure,  I decided … Continue reading

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How to Define Success on Your Own Terms: Q&A with Shelia Butler

When I came across Successful Women Talk, I was immediately drawn to it by the commitment of its host, Shelia Butler, to feature diverse female entrepreneurs. Barely getting by through high school, Shelia realized that she had to make a … Continue reading

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In Defense of Relaxation

In a culture which encourages us to be constantly busy, we can feel that relaxing is unproductive and lazy. Even when we want to unwind, we often experience guilt and shame and continue to stress about our obligations and deadlines. … Continue reading

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Overstressing Achievements

At the beginning of the semester I was offered an opportunity to take a class where if I achieved the highest grade, I would be awarded with a special distinction in that class. Although a small number of students achieve … Continue reading

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Jenny Blake on Perfectionism, Failures and Authenticity

From the moment I first came across Jenny’s candid blog, Life After College, I wished that I stumbled across it when I was still in high school.  At the same time when Jenny was building a successful career as an … Continue reading

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