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What to Do When Your Manager Steals Your Ideas

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

This quandary is a tough situation as you're trying simultaneously to protect your hard work, maintain your job, and not upset the person who oversees your work. Knowing though how to strike a balance among honesty, diplomacy, and directness is crucial in dealing with this issue.

How to Bring the Sex Back to Your Sex Life

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 09.08.2014 | Style
Jonathan Alpert

So next time you think your love life is boring, rather than accepting the status quo, take responsibility and ask yourself, "What can I do to make it better?"

8 Ways to Bust Your Stress NOW!

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Next time you feel stressed, will you let it get the best of you or will you focus on what you can actually control? Take charge by stepping back and reaching into your bag of stress-busting tips. Your life will be better!

First Impression Bias - How to Avoid the Prejudice Trap

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Thomas Gelmi

Make yourself aware of the fact that your experiences can also have a negative effect, keeping you from being more effective. Realize that preconceived opinions and ideas can obstruct your view of the essential.

How To Overcome The Stress Of Long Distance Relationships

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

A relationship can be stressful, even when both people live in the same area, so a little distance can really complicate matters. But just because it may be difficult is no reason to think it is impossible or doomed for failure. With the right preparation and mindset a long distance relationship can flourish.

Are You Suffering From Secondhand Stress?

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

When you're around your positive friend you connect and relate to him or her. When you're around the miserable boss, you're tense because you're picking up on his tension, maybe even trying to understand him, and it doesn't make you feel good.

Why Smartphones Aren't Making Us So Smart

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Be smart about your smartphone use. See the phone for what it is: a tool for communication and for information. It doesn't define you, make you more appealing to others, nor should it rule your life.

Three Nasty Little Words: 'No, But, However'

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

An easy habit for people who like to win to fall into, and a surefire shortcut to killing conversations, is to start a sentence with "no," "but," or "however." It doesn't matter how friendly your tone is or how honey sweet you say these words, the message to your recipient is "You are wrong."

8 Steps To Unleashing Your Inner Confidence

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

For most people, confidence is crucial to achieving success. Without it most will flounder, despite their talents or strength.

This Is How You Mindfully Ace A Job Interview

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Close your eyes, relax, and see yourself entering the interview and responding to questions with confidence. Really feel it. Remember, if you can see it in your mind there's a greater likelihood of it actually happening so bring this mindset into the interview.

12 Ways Women Sabotage Themselves At Work

Karen Elizaga | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Karen Elizaga

No matter your rung on the corporate ladder, many people, especially women, engage in some sort of career self-sabotage, from small insidious mistakes to fireworks that can dominate water cooler conversation for weeks.

High Sensitivity: Hidden Treasure for Organizations

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Thomas Gelmi

The business world is still about higher, faster, better. Especially in leading positions, strong-willed and highly resilient individuals are required that can make quick decisions. This comes with a price for leaders, employees and organizations.

10 Steps to Lasting Longer in Bed

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.12.2014 | Style
Jonathan Alpert

Premature ejaculation is defined as the male reaching orgasm sooner than he or his partner wishes. It's a common occurrence that's rarely related to ...

6 Steps To Help You Stop Worrying And Start Living

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

For many people worrying has become habit and automatic. And like other habits and behaviors, it can be changed

10 Habits That Will Help You Optimize Your Time

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Many of my executive clients work 60-plus hours a week still find a way to do things for themselves and their families. How? They do it by prioritizing.

Are You Your Own Toughest Critic? You're Not Alone

Karen Elizaga | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Karen Elizaga

I have been overwhelmed by the responses that I received on my last blog post. So many people identified with the same struggles around negativity and...

Defeating the Workplace Bully

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), a national survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute indicated that 35 percent of American...

'Honey, We Need to Talk' -- Facing That Dreaded STD Conversation

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

As we approach National STD Awareness Month in April, it's important to address what for many people can be a hugely anxiety-provoking conversation: s...

12 Lessons We Can Learn From Happy People

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

So many people worry about what is beyond their control. Next time you catch yourself thinking this way, turn it around and think about what you can control. Take action rather than being a victim of circumstance and your own negative thinking.

You Think Happiness and Confidence Come Only to a Select Few? Think Again!

Karen Elizaga | Posted 05.11.2014 | Women
Karen Elizaga

My quest to find my own sweet spot was a long and winding road. Since I can remember, perfection was the fix, but because it was such an elusive standard, I always seemed to fall short. So I held myself back from opportunity, chose the safe option, and stopped well shy of my full potential.

Bedtime Wind-Down: 10 Tips for Better Zzzs

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Rather than convincing yourself that you're a bad sleeper, take a look and implement some of these suggestions.

Raging About Road Rage?

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Road rage continues to be a huge problem, as streets and highways are often where people's emotions, dramas, stress, and anxieties play out. I've tre...

Resolutions? 10 Powerful Questions Before You Start

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

The exercise below will help you to dig deep, get honest with yourself, and uncover what you truly want and where you really want to go in a positive way. It's the initial powerful step towards making changes in your life.

Can Self-Loving End Your Love Life?

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Believe it or not, I've been asked many times if self-loving is cheating and about its potential negative impact on relationships and each time I thin...

Found Your Soul Mate? 7 Reasons You Should Wait to Tie the Knot

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Jonathan Alpert

As a couples' therapist, I've come to realize that people rush to marriage and sometimes get married for all the wrong reasons or they do it way too early. Couples sometimes feel they have to get married because it fits a paradigm of how they see their life.