Give Yourself Some Space

Reframing Your Relationship with Stress Stress is essential to living. Even amoebas experience stress. If you had zero stress, you would merely exist. And while “being more, doing less” is an aspiration, too much of anything is not healthy. Of course we know that too much stress can be hazardous. This said, I invite you…

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Reevaluate Your Communication Practices with Colleagues NOW!

Here Are 8 Questions to Consider. August offered you the opportunity to understand the power of mindfulness. This simple (but far from easy) practice of kindly inviting your mind back to the present is an essential self-care staple for this current moment in history. And the timing couldn’t be better! When the future is as…

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The Clarity of Practice & Habit

3 Steps Toward Being Intentional in Your Self-Care Living with authentic meaning and aspiring to honor one’s own values and aspirations is easier said than done. This is why achieving Clarity is a challenge, but it’s a challenge worth seeking out. And since 2020 has already presented far more layers of challenge than we’re used…

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Reframing Perfectionism: Three Steps Toward Being “Perfectly Human” at Work

Perfectionism is a condition, a trap, and a self-imposed state of shame that affects many of us, often unbeknownst to us. It also happens to be a consequence of inevitably coming up short when our expectations were unrealistic in the first place. In my recent article Perfectly Human: Evading The Trap of Perfectionism, I came…

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Perfectly Human: Evading The Trap of Perfectionism

The word “perfect” is a superlative. When it’s not being used to describe the ultimate in sophisticated cocktails— the Perfect Manhattan, it translates to “second to none, ideal, flawless, impeccable, the ultimate”. As such, the word can never (another superlative) be used in reference to oneself. This is not a rule of grammar; it’s a…

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What Planet Are You From? Dissecting Gender-Derived Bias At Work

Personal bias is a tough topic to approach. Even those of us who can acknowledge that we see the world through the filter of our own life experiences are still often unable to reckon with our partiality. We sometimes see bias exclusively as a shortcoming, when in actuality, it’s an inevitable part of the equation…

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Is Your Grit Legit? The Importance Of Aligning Your Career Goals With Your Values

Some of us are born with Grit. As for the rest of us, we have to gain some Grit along our journey. But for all of us, there stands a roadblock to acquiring and maintaining Grit, and ultimately, to achieving the successes that we deserve. This roadblock is enabled by a disconnect between our goals…

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Chase Two Rabbits, Catch Neither: Mental Resilience & The Myth of Multi-Tasking

It’s become a 21st century buzz word for the ambitious, and as such, has been taken seriously as a productivity enhancer by professionals in all lines of business. For some managers, it is expected from their subordinates, even required. There are techniques that are touted as more effective than others for engaging in this type…

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Mental Resilience Under Fire: Tackling The Challenge of Workplace Interruption

Workplace stress, in addition to diminishing our productivity, is one of the more common destructive forces that carve away at our mental resilience. Fortunately, for those business leaders who are in the know, stress is also one of the more avoidable workplace roadblocks. A move as simple as managers and reports joining forces to acknowledge…

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Email & Your Mental Resilience: 4 Steps Toward Transcending The Inbox Enigma

In the grand pursuit of positive mental energy, it would often seem that we need to become the conquerors of our digital domains. This means unraveling the paradox we professionals find ourselves caught in with respect to our inboxes. There’s an art to balancing the good with the evil in the realm of email, requiring…

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