I think we can learn much about building psychological health from changes in the business world. In many respects, successful, progressive companies are ahead of the game.
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Today's world is an interconnected, interdependent, diverse, unpredictable and unstable global community. And that's created new psychological challenges for everyone, challenges that require a highly proactive mentality.
I'm sitting in my hotel room in LA after a long few days of exciting meetings, deal making, and other fun adventures, scanning my psychology for fears...
I talked recently to Dr. William Fisher who gives tips on ways to reduce stress on your own as well as providing some warning signs on when you should seek professional help.
We should challenge both the nasty idea that recession somehow will result in a cultural renaissance and the destructive one that we are all in need of therapeutic counseling.
When our family was thrust into the world of mental illness, we felt like we had been cast into outer space. Now, the NYC community finally has a web site to help families, consumers and providers.
I don't think shrinks are getting the business they once had but if you've got a good one who understands you'll be back when the markets rise, he'll still phone in the Xanax order.
This is the year that negative attitudes will become a thing of the past and carrying the positive trait will be our ammunition in moving forward to bigger and more exciting challenges in life.
I, for one, have no interest in spending 2009 complaining about all that has gone wrong. I'd much rather focus on fixing things and trying to be happy.
Perhaps we could take a lesson from the prosperous: don't be ashamed to ask for money. There's nothing shameful about taking care of yourself and your family.
Understanding and accepting that bad things happen, that things won't always go our way, that people and events will disappoint us -- it's not pessimism. Rather, it's reality.
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