The Many Faces of Exhaustion

Posted Posted in Healing

In an opinion piece in The Guardian last month, there was a heart-rending op-ed about the level of exhaustion that comes with chronic fatigue syndrome ending a long-term relationship—one point in particular representing the crux of the poignant exploration: “Perhaps this is the symptom of modern relationships. We are told to believe we deserve the […]

Surgeons at work, top on the list for workplace burnout

Solutions to Workplace Burnout

Posted Posted in Career Savvy

Every once in a while I decide to Google how stress is affecting our culture and, more often than not, the information makes me want to crawl into bed! Workplace burnout is not a new subject, I say to myself, so why aren’t busy professionals getting it? Though anyone can experience burnout, there are a number […]

Ogden’s Christmas Village, a beneficiary of Jo Packham's talent.

Celebrating Top-Tier Talent

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It’s not the normal businessperson who will (or perhaps can) admit that he or she simply cannot wait to get people into bed! I suppose I’m unique in that it’s entirely appropriate for me to make this statement because the minute I put anyone into a Pandora de Balthazár bed outfitted with our European Sleep […]

The view from Paradise Villa in Costa del Sol.

Caribbean Vacation Hot Spots

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Today marks the 18th out of the 120 days John and I will likely be away from home. We’ve slept in five beds, dined out 35 times, eaten in three, had ceviche more than 28 times and lobster four times. We’ve made ceviche twice; been on a boat eight times; seen two countries and five […]

Pandora de Balthazar takes in the Belize view

Would You Belize It?

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I’m writing to you from Caye Caulker in Belize because I thought you’d enjoy a bit of a travel jaunt as we close in on Memorial Day in the US (and the official start to the summer vacation season). Given my tendency to be focused on your health, I also thought it would be fun […]

Antique lace panels sold by Pandora de Balthazar

Leaf Peeping Is Therapeutic

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A curious piece I read in The New Yorker last summer, “How Trees Calm Us Down,” is an insightful exploration about how leafy expanses bring healing more quickly than manmade constructs. The article, insightfully written by Alex Hutchinson, opens with an anecdote about patients who were recovering from gallbladder surgery. The people whose hospital windows […]

Pandora de Balthazar tests Your Sleep IQ

Your Sleep IQ

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How would you rate your sleep IQ? The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has curated a list of 25 facts about sleep (or the lack thereof) that brought new awareness to light for me. I bet most of you know at least a handful of them whether you embrace them as a part of your nightly […]

Hypnos on Pandora de Balthazar

Inspiring Work Spaces

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The subtitle for the beautiful magazine “Where Women Create” is “Inspiring Work Spaces of Extraordinary Women.” Imagine how honored I am to have recently been featured between the covers of the spring 2016 issue! I gleaned the attention of the publication during the Round Top Antiques Fair in Texas when I was putting people between […]