Work

How I Work #3: Winnie in Amsterdam

Welcome to another installment of How I Work! How I Work #3 introduces Winnie Schats, 56, an information specialist at the Netherlands Cancer Institute from Zaandam, a suburb of Amsterdam. Winnie manages the NCI scientific information service alongside two (soon to be three) other colleagues. Her role focuses on managing the publication and data repository,… Continue reading How I Work #3: Winnie in Amsterdam

Work

How I Work #2: Kelly in Chicago

Welcome to another installment of How I Work! How I Work #2 introduces Kelly Rokosz, 35, a single stay-at-home mom and educator in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. A former primary grade classroom teacher, Kelly is currently homeschooling her son, 6, who would be in kindergarten, and daughter, almost 4. Kelly is the site coordinator for the… Continue reading How I Work #2: Kelly in Chicago

Work

How I Work #1: Margaret in Australia

Welcome to How I Work! This series on Joie de Vivre highlights how people around the world are adjusting, coping, and working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. It features professionals living in Australia, Turkey, the Netherlands, the United States (including Chicago and New England), Germany, and Japan! Read on for the very first installment!… Continue reading How I Work #1: Margaret in Australia

Work

Introducing How I Work, A Series on Working During the Time of Coronavirus

Salut and bienvenue to How I Work! This new series on Joie de Vivre highlights how people around the world are adjusting, coping, and working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. Each post features the insights and experiences of a different professional, from a geologist to a nurse to a teacher and more. Whether full-time… Continue reading Introducing How I Work, A Series on Working During the Time of Coronavirus

Joyful Living

How Do I Help?

"The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something." - Barack Obama Salut! The state of the world with coronavirus has me thinking. Thinking about my own life, thinking about the lives of others, thinking about the future of work, economics, and health. I am lucky. Almost every morning, I… Continue reading How Do I Help?

Food

A French Dinner Party at Home

"Those French! They hate us, they smoke, they have a whole relationship with dairy products I don't understand." - Kate, French Kiss Salut! Though I am staying at home now per order of the Vermont governor in response to the pandemic, I am finding ways to stay positive and connected, help local businesses, have a… Continue reading A French Dinner Party at Home

Joyful Living

Moving into a New Home, with Dachshund

"Friendship is better because friends help you move, they drive you to the airport. Boyfriends just . . . Love you and marry you." - Leslie Knope, Parks & Recreation Salut! I hope this post finds you safe healthy during this time of coronavirus. I am adjusting to the new normal of working from home, cooking… Continue reading Moving into a New Home, with Dachshund