Today was one of those days when I find myself reassuring everyone around me that it's going to be fine. Everything is going to be fine, I said at l...
Here are five basic tips to help us all recognize the power of compassionate communication -- with our colleagues, clients and ourselves (and well, everybody else).
When I have a problem, I think about it. I imagine it from every angle. The pros and the cons, the yes and the no. Sometimes that's really helpful; it guides me to make good decisions. But sometimes, I think too much about the same thing, over and over. Have you ever done that?
Everyone needs to reset their physical and mental vantage point every so often for a fresh outlook. It doesn't have to be a full-blown move or change; it can be a small adjustment. If you don't like the picture, reframe it. If things become too burdensome, take time to stop, clear and reset.
Recent research indicates that most American workers report not using all the paid vacation days they are given. What is a frequent reason given? That people are too busy at work. I'm sorry, but isn't being too swamped at work the whole reason these vacation days are needed?
Think finals week has to be a nightmare? Well, think again. Here are eight, great tips for making finals better than bearable.
Do you find yourself steering clear of difficult conversations with your spouse, your children, your co-workers, your boss? We all have defense mechan...
Can we be more sustainable within our own selves, within our consciousness? Just like we may generate too much trash and wasted energy and resources in the outer environment, when we are stressed and tired that is also wasted energy.
My wake-up call marching orders were clear: No more late nights on the computer. The computer would need to be turned off at 10:30 p.m. rather than 12:00 a.m.
We're coming up on one of my favorite times of the year: that time, just after spring breaks out but before summer begins, in which thousands of college graduates are released into the world. And as they go forth we give them lots of advice. The advice varies, sometimes conflicts, but the general idea is: Here is what you need to know in order to succeed in the world. This year my book tour is taking me to a lot of colleges, and my first piece of advice is to start by defining success for yourself -- by being clear about what you want, what you value and what you are about. But to do that, we need to abandon, or at least mitigate, some of the worst practices of the adult world that students are already mired in: burnout, sleep deprivation, stress and anxiety. This is all the more important because this generation is starting out their adult lives burdened with multiple deficits.
While it is natural to reflect on upsetting experiences, brooding involves replaying the same scenes in your mind and reliving the emotional distress you felt at the time. Once you are in the habit of ruminating, the urge to brood can be easy to trigger and difficult to ignore.
Unless you are the parent of a child who got into their top choice school using the early decision process, then you are most likely among the multitude of parents who are trying to deal with an emotional vortex fraught with anxiety and stress.
If you feel immobilized, stuck, captive or feel you do not control your life, it doesn't have to be that way. You can live both free and freely. It just requires reframing your beliefs to release the shackles that bind you. Since Passover lasts for eight days, here are eight steps to exodus from your bondage using Passover as an acronym.
Mama said it best. Read the room. Take a beat to read non-verbals and feel the energy of a situation before you launch into your own needs. Then act accordingly.
By being mindful, you can witness the madness of your mind without identifying with or becoming it; you see that who you are is more than just your thoughts and feelings.
Self care is non-negotiable. Unchecked, the stress of caregiving will eat at your relationships, hamper your work outside the home, and make you sick. The person you're caring for deserves better -- and so do you.