Are You Relishing and Maximizing Your Relationships?

3 Steps Toward Better Connection at Work and In Life I’ve been on an “awed-venture” for the past month, fending off hedonic adaptation and looking at places, things and circumstances through a widened lens. And I’ve now realized this same technique can be applied to the people in my life. Consider my favorite sentence in…

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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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As The Days Grow Darker, Light Up Your Soul!

3 Supplements to Support Your Emotional Resilience Our recent exploration of building Emotional Resilience rewarded readers with suggestions and tips regarding their current struggles. “Right time, right message”. I know this because they rewarded me with messages of appreciation and gratitude. And truthfully, I’d been bracing for October since mid-summer when it became apparent that…

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At Risk: Emotional Resilience

Start by Refining Your Emotional Clarity Essentials! The virtue known as Emotional Resilience is at once becoming increasingly scarce and urgently essential as we approach winter. First, it’s time to take a deep breath and concede to the reality that COVID-19 isn’t going away anytime soon. Then, it it’s time to get serious about navigating…

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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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Be Here Now!

4 Ways To Find Clarity During Times of Uncertainty DRIVEN’s Word of the Year 2020 has been Clarity, which can be achieved by each of us with a little creativity, some useful tools, and the desire to make a change. Through ten articles to-date, I’ve shared with you the beauty and importance of inviting clarity…

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Pressure Points: Stress and Your Addiction To Being Right

Challenging yourself to resist the temptation to always be right, however admirable, is an arduous endeavor indeed. The sharper perspective and genuine curiosity necessary for such a task require introspection and unquestionable effort, but offer remarkable payoffs in your life and career. In my recent article All The Answers: Releasing Your Addiction To Being Right,…

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Deeper Insights: Resources to Help You Kick Anxiety and Stress

Throughout August 2019, DRIVEN has been gazing into the future— the place from which Anxiety, Stress and Overwhelm keep us unproductive in the present. We published three articles and delivered an OfficeHours webinar exploring the challenges faced by those of us who are debilitated by these emotions. Therein, we offered examples and solutions so motivated…

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Finding The Trigger: On Releasing Anxiety

Anxiety can be thought of as doubly deadly. Sure, it spikes at times, but for many of us, it’s an ever-present undercurrent to life, especially if we work in non-inclusive environments. This makes it even more damaging than Stress— a topic which I discussed in a recent article. The perpetual drip of anxiety used to…

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The Golden Road To Productivity: Start Releasing Stress!

Everyone experiences stress, even amoebas! Stress is an important emotion to feel; without it, you’re at risk of becoming a zero-energy couch potato! However, too much stress or stress over prolonged periods is downright unhealthy. This gets magnified in the workplace due to the modern productivity conundrum of “it’s never been easier or more difficult…

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