More about me, Christine

More about me, Christine

Well, you asked for it; the other day I asked your opinions on upcoming blog posts. I received an outstanding number of ideas which I am excited to write about in the coming weeks. But before I dive into these topics, you also asked to hear more about me, my research and my story. I figured this week is a good place to start and I am excited to share it with you all.   I hope I will be able to shed some light onto what has brought me where I am today, what my day-to-day currently looks like with my school and projects, as well as where I want to head in my future. So here it goes, a glimpse into the past, present, and future of Christine.

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5 Ingredient Brain-Boosting Smoothie

5 Ingredient Brain-Boosting Smoothie

It’s safe to say that I am on board the smoothie train. When I was working full-time, I would start every morning with a smoothie. Now that I am in school and at home more often, I have the luxury of listening to my body and responding to it as soon as it speaks to me!

I want to share with you my go-to smoothie that re-energizes my body and brain, allowing me to slay my day!

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Strategies for Work → School Transitions

Strategies for Work → School Transitions

Well, I am officially in week 3 of my Ph.D. and am now ready to talk transitions.

I have been out of school for 5 years and typically, if entering into a Ph.D., most others are often out of school for longer.

But even after 5 years, transitioning from work to school has been a challenge. So, I wanted to share my top 4 strategies that have been helping me in my transition from work → school.

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Prep for school in September with Trello

Prep for school in September with Trello

I’m not being dramatic when I say Trello has changed my life.

I call myself an organized person. Maybe even a bit over the top and psychotic at times. This probably stems from my anxiety and feeling prepared and organized helps calm it. But that’s for another blog post.

For many years I have been searching for solid organization tools. I am also a visual person so it needed to be something that was easy (and fun) to read. Handwritten calendars, pocket-sized, calendars that hang on my wall, calendars on my computer, my phone. To do list on paper, notepads, post-it notes, apps like Todoist, Wunderlist etc. I have tried it all.

And while these might work for some of you, they didn’t work for me (or they did but only to an extent).

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