About Sasha Grutzeck

Sasha Grutzeck is a Senior Instructional Designer at Johns Hopkins University. She’s a member of the Learning Solutions department, where she writes and designs e-courses (and other training materials) for Johns Hopkins University faculty and staff. She enjoys learning new things, collaborating with her coworkers, watching movies, taking ridiculously long walks, and eating the leftover baked goods that always seem to miraculously appear in the Learning Solutions kitchen.

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Smiling Is Good for You

Smiling Is Good for You

Work can be stressful. And stress can be really debilitating, both physically and emotionally. So it’s a good idea to try and cope with it. You could do that by exercising, using relaxation techniques, talking to a friend, or looking at some trees. Or, you could smile. It turns out that smiling has many beneficial(…)

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A Very Unusual Thanksgiving Dish – Eat at Your Own Risk

A Very Unusual Thanksgiving Dish – Eat at Your Own Risk

Last year, I posted an article about a courageous woman who attempted to make four strange, vintage Thanksgiving dishes – including my favorite, the “Frozen Jellied Turkey-Vegetable Salad.” (The results were truly terrifying.) So this year, I thought I’d continue the tradition by posting a new, disturbing Thanksgiving idea. Chef Amy Wisniewski has created something(…)

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This Article Will Make You Feel Better About Your Morning Routine

This Article Will Make You Feel Better About Your Morning Routine

The morning routines of wealthy, successful business people often seem to involve lots of activity and very little sleep. They get up really early, exercise, meditate, answer emails, and then they’re off to work. (Or they just start working the minute they get up. Sleep never seems to be a priority.) Richard Branson gets up(…)

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Stop Using Filler Speech When Presenting

Stop Using Filler Speech When Presenting

I think we all use filler speech occasionally. Those are words like “um,” “so,” “you know,” “ah,” and “like.” Some people use them more than others. But in regular conversation, it’s OK. People who use a lot of filler speech take a little extra time to get their point across. But they get there eventually.(…)

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How to Break a Bad Habit at Work

How to Break a Bad Habit at Work

Do you have bad habits that are holding you back at work? Maybe you procrastinate? Or maybe you eat lots of sugar in the morning and then crash in the afternoon? Or maybe you can’t seem to stop checking your phone? Whatever it is, if you feel like it’s hindering your work and you’d like(…)

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