Wellness

Oct 03

A Well-Oiled Mind, Part 2: More On Emotional Wellbeing Through Self-Compassion

Plain and simple: A functional mind equals a sharp and creative professional who’s prepared to meet the challenges of a multi-dimensional career. Such a professional is experiencing a high level of emotional wellbeing with a strategy of compassion at her…
Sep 26

A Well-Oiled Mind: How To Achieve Emotional Wellbeing Through Self-Compassion

Our recent look at self-compassion focused on tending to one’s mind— you know, that crucial piece of equipment we rely upon as knowledge workers yet inflict abuse upon without remorse. I must confess that I don’t think Kristin Neff was…
May 09

Let’s Get Flexible: How To Self-Regulate by Building Your Response Flexibility

The science is out there, and to our advantage, it’s becoming more refined with each passing year. I’m referring to brain science— particularly the type that explains Emotional Intelligence and illustrates why Self-Regulation works. If you’ve read my recent article…
May 01

Don’t Flip Your Lid! The Simple Brain Science Behind The Workplace Spinout

Self-Regulation, an essential tenet of EQ and the secret ingredient of executive presence, is your intentional ability to stay cool under social fire. In any workplace, Self-Regulation can be a challenge if you’re not equipped to steer through emotional spinouts…
Apr 17

Going Inward: Self-Awareness Achieved Through Meditation

With all of today’s roadblocks to self-awareness, stress included, 36% of people actually being self-aware seems like a HIGH percentage! Acknowledging this achievement, the new question becomes, “How can we become more self-aware?” It takes practice and patience to be…
Feb 21

The Pivot Point: How To Recognize The Limits Of Grit In Your Career

It’s been 6 weeks of thorough Grit exploration, and I’m feeling aligned and focused on my goals and excited to be taking calculated steps towards them. I hope you’ve been inspired to do the same, and are well on your…
Dec 05

The Front Burner Effect: Finding Mental Resilience Through The Art of Scheduling

The precious commodity known as Mental Energy is responsible for keeping us optimally focused on our professional duties. But as you may have learned in my recent article Mastering Mental Resilience, this commodity is perpetually under threat unless we actively…
Nov 28

Mastering Mental Resilience: Energy’s Final Frontier

Grit and Resilience have been our focus topic for several months now. If you’ve been riding along with me on this exploration, I hope you’ve discovered the vital importance of spiritual, emotional and physical resilience in your career. Perhaps you’ve…
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.…