Deeper Insight: Your Self-Care Resource Links

Throughout March, DRIVEN has been focused on Self-Care, providing you with a useful OfficeHours webinar on pursuing a healthful lifestyle, and various articles exploring this personal asset that even the seemingly well put-together folks in your industry may be secretly lacking. I hope you’ve taken advantage of these offerings and have re-leased your life and…

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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 Don’t Flip Your Lid, you earned yourself a little introduction to the regions of the…

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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 authentically self-aware. An important technique is to “catch yourself” when you’re not in the present,…

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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 unfortunately, are difficult to address without an office-wide shift in policy or mindset. However, one…

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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. For those who don’t, I’ve always translated it this way: The foods and drinks you…

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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 bay, exercise is also the best inspiration for forming and following through with those other…

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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 good habits, and the importance of sleep in a professional’s life. While these approaches are…

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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 things happened that day vs bad things. It was remarkable how the good always outnumbered…

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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 back even further. Of the many ways to send your physical and mental energies off…

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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 steered you through various facets of resilience, including the ways that good spiritual and emotional…

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