Self-Regulation

Aug 16

OfficeHours: Releasing Stress, Anxiety & Overwhelm

Here’s a fact: If you have a heartbeat, you have stress. Even amoebas experience stress! It’s essential for living, and spikes in stress are part of a natural fluctuation as we encounter new experiences, situations, people and even certain times…
Jul 19

OfficeHours: Releasing The Past: An End to Shame, Guilt & Regret

It’s in our nature to spend most of our waking hours living in the past. This, of course, prompts guilt, regret and shame. These, however, are wasted emotions, which only serve to cause isolation, loneliness, and the feeling of being…
Jun 21

OfficeHours: Releasing The Need To Control

Pssst. Hey, you, Movie Star! That’s right. Every one of us is the star of our very own movie called “life”. We wander around all day in our own Truman Show. We ARE reality cinema! And as much as we…
May 22

“I’m Right, You’re Wrong”: Why We’re Resistant To Others’ Ideas, Part 2

“It doesn’t hurt to consider all ideas, even when they’re not your own.” This sentiment may seem tongue-in-cheek, but there’s an important reality behind it that can mean the difference between career stagnation and true accomplishment. In my previous article—…
May 17

OfficeHours: Release Your Resistance

Resistance is our concealed “protective shield”— the barrier that keeps us from our greatest potential. It’s a silent force that is so sneaky, we don’t even realize when we’re resisting, no less why we resist. In addition to this internal,…
May 15

“I’m Right, You’re Wrong”: Why We’re Resistant To Others’ Ideas, Part 1

Anything new or scary in life or career tends to instill in us a fear of looking foolish or unseasoned. Sound familiar? Our natural response is resistance to the change, which is an instinctive mechanism of sorts, but is also…
Mar 19

The Respect You Deserve: Re-Leasing Your Emotional Energy

In my exploration of self-care, I’ve so far given you some compelling reasons to re-lease your mental and spiritual wellbeing in order to enhance your career. It’s not every day that someone suggests you work LESS hours and resist trying…
Mar 15

OfficeHours: Your Self-Care How-To

Are you on the run without enough time to take care of yourself? We know how it feels. Life has a way of getting in the way of life. And your dedication to self-care takes a back seat to more…
Feb 15

OfficeHours: The Impostor Syndrome’s Antidote

Most of us suffer, at least at times, from the Impostor Syndrome. Yet each of us thinks we’re the only one. Between an innate negativity bias, self-imposed perfectionism, and a deeply-rooted fear of embarrassment or failure, it’s no wonder why…
Jan 15

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…