Your Life As You Make It

Mia Bolton
June 12, 2012

“Self efficacy.” If you have high self efficacy, it means that you believe life is within your control and feel confident you have power over what happens to you. I remember learning about the concept in college and the way it resonated with me as something that made sense. I recall thinking what... Read more »

Don’t Be Afraid of the B-Word

Mia Bolton
April 8, 2012

It is understandable we want to be liked by everyone- our friends, co-workers, boss, even acquaintances. We strive to make good first impressions and keep every relationship efficient and positive. But as society evolves and subsequently, gender roles shift, I can’t help but wonder what this means... Read more »

Single on Valentines Day: Better Than You Think

Mia Bolton
February 14, 2012

It has begun; the pink and red, the word love around every corner and everything you could ever want in the shape of a heart. Valentine’s Day and all its souvenirs are upon us, and suddenly love seems more overwhelming than ever. This holiday has an unfortunate reputation for stomping on the spirits... Read more »

Understanding and Overcoming Seasonal Affective Disorder

Mia Bolton
February 6, 2012

Winter has hit us Baltimore, and it doesn’t look like it is going anywhere for a while. We know the routine, but that doesn’t make it any easier to keep ourselves upbeat and spritely during these chilly months. Lack of sunshine and shortened days are challenging factors to add into this wintery mix,... Read more »

Making the Most of Your Holidays

Mia Bolton
November 23, 2011

Every December I ask my mom what she wants for Chrismukkah (celebrating both Christmas and Chanukkah in my house has become quite the holiday). She has not once named an object I could go purchase for her, but instead always requested a home-made card and nothing more. Now when I was a little girl this... Read more »

Fulfillment at every age: Not getting stuck in the funk

Mia Bolton
October 29, 2011

We all have our daily routines: errands to run, emails to address, and a pile of work which can feel like a black hole. Things that you remember being passionate and excited about have become stale lately. You seem to be running on auto-pilot, stuck in a rut you didn’t notice until you were engulfed... Read more »

The Vanishing Glass Ceiling

Mia Bolton
October 2, 2011

Women have made leaps and bounds in the past century towards gender-equality; a life in which their sex does not predetermine their future. Nonetheless, obstacles remain for the women of this generation, such as the invisible barrier preventing women from being as successful as their male co-workers... Read more »

Choosing a Career That Works

Mia Bolton
September 8, 2011

By Mia Bolton When we are young, we are all asked the same curious question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  And in our youth we effortlessly rattle off careers, proclaiming ourselves future veterinarians, firefighters, professional athletes and doctors. It seems we have plenty of time... Read more »