We all know that our lives are overbooked, and it seems to be getting worse. But lately I've been wondering if we're busier than we really need to be. Are we creating extra work and obligations for ourselves by thinking we're more essential than we actually are?
Taking time to know myself was the most powerful process I've experienced, and being alone was the most authentic thing I've done. My true inner journey began with the un-doing.
Most of the time our problems are within our control to fix, and eating is likely not going to help. Thus, what we should be doing is focusing on how to fix our problems. That's where problem-focused coping comes in.
Last week, I went to see a one-man show at a private arts club. In the midst of his monologue, the performer stopped himself and said, "What would you do if you woke up in the morning and knew you were going to die?" I sat up. Now that's a question.
There are a few key factors that determine one's ability to successfully practice deep breathing. A few key pointers can give people the awareness they need so that they may utilize the gift of breath to restore and enhance the body's balance, freedom and health.
It's easy for adults to tell children how to react in bullying situations, including those where the child is a mere witness to such events. Right? What about when witnessing other adults being bullied?
There is a need for a new way of working, one that is designed for the end-user, the worker, the human. It is not just about adding wellness programs to unhealthy work -- it is about designing work so that it is itself healthy.
Musician Amanda Palmer's TED 2013 talk, "The Art of Asking," resonated with me as a reminder that, even in today's seemingly impersonal digital age, human connection is still a powerful currency.
Being "always on" is then seen as a badge of honor, locking employees in competition to send emails at the oddest possible hour of the night. Who hasn't received an inconsequential email at 3 in the morning? What ever happened to sleep, and to the great unicorn of work-life balance?
Observing the way your mind and body reacts to different types of interaction with technology can help in pinpointing where your anxiety is coming from -- and, through mindful awareness, to challenge your automatic reactions.
Developing a positive mind-frame is about changing your way of thinking and allows you to succeed in spite of the most frequent obstacles on your path. It's about increasing your determination to be better, smarter, and more efficient with literally everything you do.
If employees want to reach their full potential, the smart nerds have something to learn from the dumb jocks. Study after study suggests that athletes make excellent employees and even better leaders.
One of the most important aspects of being human is the fact that we have feelings -- all day long. And yet, rarely are we taught healthy ways to cope with them. Who among us learned about coping with emotions in school?
Disconnectivity (from technology) anxiety is an actual disorder now. Reread that before you go on please. People actually have anxiety over unanswered texts messages or a few hours away from a little piece of plastic.
Silence is time away from time, where we discover the treasure of one's own company. This is the heart and essence of a silent retreat.
Leaving the profession of medicine and "leaning back" would mean I would tell my girls, "I was a different person because of you." Now I will tell them, "I was made to be a doctor, and I am a much better one because of you."
It's a safe bet that nobody has ever quit a job because the boss stopped providing free Gatorade. But as Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is quickly learning, there are some benefits -- like flex time and the ability to work from home -- that are just a little harder to mess with.
If nothing else, the National Day of Unplugging raises awareness about our reliance on technology. It serves as a reminder to take a step back now and then and re-evaluate our relationship with social media. Is it healthy or is it an addiction that we need to address?
About 75 percent of people use their phones in the bathroom. A freaky 15 percent of people have interrupted sex to answer a cell phone call. Nothing is sacred anymore.
Sometimes you have to leave behind everything and everyone you know in order to really, truly discover and connect with yourself. To regroup and recalibrate. There's nothing wrong with this, in fact, it's absolutely necessary in order to continue growing as an individual.