Dr. Melissa’s Blog

Welcome to My Blog!

Since 2009, I have been writing articles about office organization, time management, work/life balance, email management, and productivity. I am passionate about helping people better manage the hours they choose to spend working and enjoy their non-work time as well.

I also believe in authenticity in my writing. One of my readers describes my blog as a place where I offer my head, my hands, and my heart to others. You will find posts about my struggles with perfectionism interspersed with humorous stories about my family and how we cope with life. This is a place where I choose to be brave and vulnerable with you.

My blog posts are broken down into three major areas:

  • Productivity & Time Management
  • Goals & Planning
  • Life Balance & Self Care

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The Law of the Hammer

The Law of the Hammer

Recently, I have witnessed what I can best describe as overuse injuries – in a cognitive/psychological sense.   One...

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Productivity & Time Management

Time management is really self management. In this series of posts, you will learn how to better manage your tasks, set boundaries on your work days, and avoid traps that steal your productivity.
Time management is really self management. In this series of posts, you will learn how to better manage your tasks, set boundaries on your work days, and avoid traps that steal your productivity.

Goals & Planning

 Do you have a mountaintop in the distance toward which you direct your steps? Or, are you wandering through the valley avoiding obstacles and navigating around rivers? These posts are here to help you set goals and increase your motivation to achieve them.

 Do you have a mountaintop in the distance toward which you direct your steps? Or, are you wandering through the valley avoiding obstacles and navigating around rivers? These posts are here to help you set goals and increase your motivation to achieve them.

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Life Balance & Self Care

 You are a human being, not a human doing. You do not hang up your humanity when you enter your workspace. These posts will help you recognize that your work and personal life can be integrated and fulfilling. 

 You are a human being, not a human doing. You do not hang up your humanity when you enter your workspace. These posts will help you recognize that your work and personal life can be integrated and fulfilling. 

Stop and Say Thanks

Stop and Say Thanks

Thanksgiving is almost upon us -- family, traditions, football rivalries, and often a short (and needed!) break from work....

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