career

Nov 21

The Food Factor, Part 3: Energy & The Educated Eater

As professionals, when our physical energy and emotional resilience become compromised or depleted, we tend to have a pretty good idea of whom or what to attribute it to. Career-derived stress and overwhelm are shown to be major factors, and…
Nov 14

The Food Factor, Part 2: Adjusting Your Diet Mindset

Here’s a familiar adage: “You are what you eat.” It’s been uttered so often that it became a cliché generations ago. Most of us understand its meaning on some scientific level, even those of us who are allergic to science.…
Nov 07

The Food Factor, Part 1: Your Diet = Your Resilience

It’s a clear-cut case: Exercise must supplement your other good physical energy habits if you expect to maintain grit and resilience in your life and career. In addition to keeping your weight in-check, your core strong, and your illnesses at…
Nov 01

Your Physical Energy Keystone: Exercising Your Way To Resilience

To help you begin the ascension toward your best and most resilient self, I’ve explored with you the various tenets for maintaining good physical energy. We looked at managing our energy tanks, seeking prevention over the cure, the virtue of…
Oct 27

Wake Up to The Facts: Understanding Sleep’s Correlation to Your Mental Energy

When I was a little girl, as part of my bedtime ritual, my father would ask me a few questions to guide me through my day in review. By holding up fingers, I could keep track of how many good…
Oct 17

Catchin’ Z’s: The Overlooked Connection Between Sleep & Resilience

Maintaining good physical energy is your ticket to a life and career filled with resilience. Let your physical energy deplete, and you’ll find that not only will your work performance noticeably suffer, but your health can deteriorate quickly, setting you…
Oct 12

Is Your Body A Temple?: Why You Should Embrace Good Physical Energy

In examining the leadership strengths that allow women professionals to be authentic and optimally effective, we at DRIVEN have had plenty to share on Grit and Resilience, known also as the G and R of GRACE In The WorkplaceTM. We’ve…
Oct 03

Steering Into That Skid: 4 More Lessons In Crisis Recovery Using Resilience

When the road ahead in your career appears besieged by potholes, debris, slippery surfaces and other unwelcomed surprises, preventing your own emotional spinouts can seem impractical. Then factor in those traumatic life events that catch you off-guard, and the emotional…
Sep 27

Straightening That Skid: 3 Lessons In Career Crisis Recovery Using Resilience

Have you checked in on your resilience lately? Perhaps my recent article Preemptive Power: How To Cultivate A Resilience Mindset has you meditating on resilient ways to bounce back from career crises. Or maybe you’ve invented some creative ways to…
Sep 19

Preemptive Power: How To Cultivate A Resilience Mindset

If you’ve been meditating on the Van Gogh quote I shared in my last article Checking Your Gauge: Resilience & Your Emotional Energy Tank, Part 2, have you noticed how many minor nuisances irk you throughout the day? These pesky…