The Many Faces of Exhaustion

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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 […]

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Arianna Huffington on Sleep

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  Regenerate and recharge: these two important watchwords jumped out at me from Arianna Huffington’s introduction to her book Thrive, the subtitle (The Third Metric to Redefining and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder) is a long but very evocative one that expresses her discovery as to why she had reached such a […]

Surgeons at work, top on the list for workplace burnout

Solutions to Workplace Burnout

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Living a Balanced Life

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I’d like to be the first to welcome you to our corner of the blogosphere, an address I hope will provide you with rejuvenation and inspiration for living a balanced life. I’m Pandora de Balthazár, and my aim is to help readers experience wellness, balance, beauty, romance and nurturing. My desire to do so stems […]