The Pros of Cons: Examining the Traps Veiled Inside the Self-Help Industry

“Be aware”. It seems so fundamental to living; it was uttered prolifically to each of us throughout our youth by our parents, teachers and athletic coaches. The etymological relationships with the words “beware” and “wary” stand as a testament to how critical such advice remains during our adulthood. Still, even when we vigilantly keep our…

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Calling A Con: An FBI Panel Discussion Paints a Portrait of a Scammer

Let’s roll back the clock a few years: It’s December 2008. The U.S. economy had been in an unprecedented tailspin for a few months. Major financial institutions had folded, countless jobs went to the chopping block, and holiday retail sales were looking dismal. Citizens on all income levels were in a cold sweat, entirely unsure…

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Retooling My Brain, Part Two: Turning Fear into Confidence

My second area of focus for mind reset is my fear factor. I have been living in a constant state of low frequency fear for as long as I can remember. When I analyzed this underlying deep-seeded depletion of energy and distraction, I realized I was fearful for a variety of reasons. The list includes…

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Retooling My Brain, Part One: Tales of an Adrenaline Junkie

Last year, our specialist Kathleen Brady taught our community about the dynamics of energy. I’ve since been successful using the tools she offered to reframe situations in my life and shift my energy, resulting in a healthier attitude. I have managed and averted panic attacks for many months and counting, and am now well on…

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Transcending Insecurity: The Anti-Gravity Yoga Edge

Welcome to the first in a series of WAC posts inviting you to rediscover the concept of the weekend getaway! If there’s one thing we’ve become pretty good at, it’s finding ways to unplug and treat ourselves to little adventures that enrich our lives. Our part of the country has much to offer in the…

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Anger vs EQ: Which “You” is in Control?

If you were one of the participants at January 29th’s WAC community event Corporate Emotional Intelligence: Anger in the Workplace, presented by WAC specialist Ginny Brown, you might have found yourself with a peculiar question bouncing around in your mind: Can anger be warranted? In other words, anger— this phenomenon that we all recognize as…

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EQ Times Seventy: Anger Sure Draws a Crowd

Anchin, Block & Anchin, LLC made their WAC event sponsoring debut last Wednesday, for a community event that I have been eagerly anticipating since the topical conversation between Ginny Brown and Deborah began a couple of months back. Ginny, a Licensed Social Worker, anger management professional, WAC specialist and dear friend, was the presenter that…

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Angry at Work: When Emotions Interfere with Progress

The workplace can be a fascinating study in emotion, principally in relation to anger. There are those coworkers who appear void of any angry tendencies, and those who seem to be the embodiment of rage, flying off the handle on a daily basis. We’ve all witnessed the spectrum, and have a pretty good idea of…

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The Office Holiday Party: Same Folks, Different Rules

Office holiday parties are right around the corner. For some, it’s just another networking event. For others, it’s the one chance per year to socialize with colleagues. While it can be said that we spend more time with these folks than with our families, being with them in a “party situation” can take a bit…

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A Window of Opportunity for Anyone With a Boss

When I was first introduced to a self-improvement exercise named the Johari Window, my instinct was to group it in with the countless gimmicks associated with the self-help industry, and just move on. The name alone seemed a contrived attempt to tap into our hunger for mystique, appealing with subtle desperation to our new-agey impulses.…

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