The solution goes well beyond drinking the occasional kale smoothie. To really improve our situation we need to wake up and make some fundamental changes to our corporate cultures -- not just on paper, but in practice.
In the fight to figure out how to reduce incidences of cancer, we must not lose sight of people's humanity and their contributions to the world. We must not let cancer steal our headlines.
More degrees often means feeling more shackled to a job and career. You feel pressured to "meet your full potential" (and pay off debt) instead of feeling free to take a chance. I am a big believer in never picking a job based on building a resume or because it's what everyone expects of you.
Wonder doesn't disappear on its own. We let it go. And we don't have to. In fact, our creativity, imagination and well-being thrive on a degree of being delighted, amused and in awe of the world around us.
I collapsed at work. Twice. Once was not enough for the perfectionist in me. But, thankfully that was several years ago. My body forced me to stop, whether I liked it or not. I finally listened and made what I thought at the time were difficult decisions.
There's only so much of me, and I am the only one who will suffer if I don't do something about the lack of balance in my life. Which is why I've decided to make some changes. Starting immediately. In the end, everything in your life starts to malfunction if you don't "turn off" enough.
I'm coming to grips with the fact that I must budget for this relatively new obsession of mine, but I don't mind. Feeling energetic, not taking sick days, glowing from the inside out... it's all priceless.
Since losing one of my precious three children, Mother's Day, like all holidays, is now laced with bittersweet. It continues to be a day of reflection for me. But the reflection is tinged with melancholy for all of the mothering that I did not get to give my daughter who died at the age of 6.
The longer I'm blessed to be here, the more I realize (make real) the wonder that poetry is a state of being and not a craft of language. You Ask abo...
But what about the rest of the year? How often do we take our parents for granted, particularly our mothers who in the majority of cases had been our primary caregiver? This is certainly the case among older Baby Boomers whose mothers often worked only in the home.
The moment of the epiphany, the actual a-ha, brings immediate conceptual clarity and certainty in the mind. But to manifest that knowledge into changes in the physical and practical areas of one's life takes time, moves more slowly and is a continual and at times lengthy process.
When I finally touched the ceiling with my right hand, I felt a special pride that I hadn't felt in months -- overcoming an ancient fear and doing something completely new at 58 years of age. It was a great feeling.
There wasn't one person who graced that stage who didn't, at one time or another, think, "This is too much. I can't handle it." And everyone who has come around the bend of that stress-induced despair didn't do it by beating stress or "winning," but by changing their mindset.
Spa gift certificates, flowers, chocolates, jewelry, or a special brunch - these are the gifts we traditionally buy to express gratitude on Mother's Day. It is the holiday that reminds us to stop once out of an entire year and appreciate the world's toughest job.
f we file away or simply even trash our non-essential thoughts, worries or things we have no control over, then our truly important goals are clearer to see and easier to follow. This decluttering of our mental desktop helps to makes our day lighter and much more focussed.
Throughout history, there has always been a dissonant conversation between those who feel we as humans are dark creatures who need to be controlled an...
There is a very dangerous drug on the streets that nobody is talking about. It's called blameoin (pronounced: blame-o-win). Blameoin is a drug that m...
Exercise is one of the most potent stress-reducers on the planet -- and yet, in the irony of ironies, it's the one thing far too many of us don't make time for. There are lots of reasons why, but the fact is the idea of working out can create enough stress that you skip it -- and miss out on a boatload of mind and body benefits.
Our first encounters with love shape us and have a lasting impact on how we meet the world. Triggered by a young couple in a café, this poem helped m...
The sources of work-related stress are pervasive, across many companies. Failure to build more positive management cultures in our organizations will lead to yet more surveys that will cite similar findings.