Career Blog Roundup: Awesome Metaphors Edition

Sometimes, when I sit down to write, and I realize that I have no idea what I'm going to write about, I start to panic a little bit. As a response to this, I'll usually resort to procrastination. It's amazing the amount of stuff I'll get done, just to avoid writing. For instance, just a few minutes … Continue reading Career Blog Roundup: Awesome Metaphors Edition

How To Be More Like Batman

Although the towering stack of Marvel cards (mostly series 1 and 2) I've got stashed away in my closet may suggest otherwise, I've never really been a comic book person. Outside of a typical boyhood fascination with super heroes, I never really embraced the culture. Oh, I'm plenty geeky in other ways, but  I've mostly … Continue reading How To Be More Like Batman

Job (Re)Search

I'm currently writing a series of posts at Career Options Magazine's blogspot using the metaphor of academic research to describe the career exploration and job search process. So far, it's been a lot of fun (and a great way to think about my own research a little bit differently)! Here are some excerpts: Part 1: … Continue reading Job (Re)Search

Feeling Pie: The Real Emotional Eating

One of the greatest therapy metaphors I ever heard was from a friend who was seeing a psychologist for a while.  She was trying to explain how she felt worried about how someone in her life would react emotionally if she were to do something, I forget what it was but that's not really important. … Continue reading Feeling Pie: The Real Emotional Eating