As I have written in a couple of recent posts (here, here and here), life has been a bit hectic recently. I have been feeling like I am having science withdrawal symptoms. Last week, I have finally received an offer for a new position that I have accepted. For the last 4 years, while I absolutely loved my job, it took me over 1.5 hours to commute in each direction. I wasn’t the favorite part of my day and took a lot of valuable time away from my work, family and personal life. Not to mention NeuroBead. Continue Reading
Last weekend, I attended the Eifman ballet in New York City Theater – “Tchaikovsky: The Mystery of Life and Death”. Unlike the vast majority of ballets I have seen before, that are centered around a fictional story such as the “Nutcracker” or “Swan Lake”, this production was quite different. It was an outsider’s view of the inner world of the great Russian composer.
I have never been a fan of abstract art. When I was about 10, my parents took me to Florida for the first time. While there, we took a day trip to St. Petersburg to visit the Salvador Dali museum. I felt lost and thought that the paintings were pointless. My parents said that it might take a more mature age to understand such art. Continue Reading
As I have mentioned in my previous post, life has been quite stressful over the last month and a half. While my February and March mood mandalas (borrowed from Boho Berry) have been quite bright, April took a major nose dive (into the blue scheme). So much so that I didn’t even bother finishing its mandala or starting a new one for May. I have been tracking my mood on my phone though and the results are not thrilling. Continue Reading
This single word describes my current state quite accurately. In the beginning of April, an unpredictable event knocked the ground out from under my feet. Due to unfortunate external circumstances, the place I loved working at had to drastically downsize its staff in order to stay afloat. As my daughter likes to sing “like a small boat on the ocean”, I have been drifting ever since.
I know I have been quiet for a while. The last couple of months have been tough for me, but more on that later. As I finally opened up my WordPress, I discovered a blog post draft that I prepared but never published. So here it is for your viewing (and laughing) pleasure. Continue Reading
Last Friday, I spent the evening with a group of friends I used to work with during my postdoctoral fellowship. During our training at Mount Sinai, we all attended an entrepreneurship course that led us to working on a project together. We were a group of five female scientists, and whether we wanted it or not, our interactions with other people were sprinkled with light elements of feminism. Continue Reading