Tag Archives: Stress Management

Finding Focus for What’s Important

My brilliant reality is that most of my food these days comes from a bag. The paper Starbucks sleeve that holds my breakfast sandwich, the tote of Chipotle for lunch, and the measly Steamfresh pouch of frozen mixed veggies that … Continue reading

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MBA and Work-Life Balance: Not-So-Strange Bedfellows!

When I started my MBA journey, I believed that work-life balance was an impossible phenomenon. How could it be accomplished? I had a full-time, demanding job, plus a toddler analogous to an energizer bunny, a never ending honey-do list, and … Continue reading

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Dealing with Whatever Life Throws at You

One of the recurring themes in these blog posts is time management, and another is that life goes on while you’re in school. A very large number of my classmates have experienced at least one significant life event while in … Continue reading

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Motivation 101

Motivation — it’s a challenge. Some days it’s more of a challenge than others. Today is one of those days. I decided I’d rather write a blog post about it than write the paper that’s due for a class. The … Continue reading

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The Social Side of Super Term

Super Term, a 2-week residency on campus, kicked off with a meeting of the Weekend Executive and Cross Continent MBA classes of 2012. During the joint term, the two groups bonded and elected to take advantage of a few extracurricular … Continue reading

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Managing Significant Life Events

Newly matriculated Weekend Executive students  are advised during the initial residency that missing a weekend for personal reasons is not an option. Rightfully so, as weekend residencies are tremendously integral to achieving the program’s goals. What’s more, weekend residencies are … Continue reading

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Staying Fit in Any Time Zone, Any Place

The demands of pursuing a Duke MBA are many. Balancing school, family and recreational activities is no easy task. In fact, balancing the demands and managing your time requires sacrificing activities you once never thought of giving up. For me, … Continue reading

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