We do the work we do so that we get to be in control, and yet we often find the pace of that work controlling us. So I challenge those of you who are employers, self-employed or social entrepreneurs: take a sabbatical.
True human capabilities will not find expression in competition. When you are trying to race with somebody, you are only thinking of going one step ahead of him. You are not thinking of what your ultimate potential is. True human capabilities will find expression only in absolute relaxation.
More and more professionals around the country are choosing career paths that allow for a realignment of priorities and a focus on what is truly important. This flies in the face of conventional wisdom, which for so long has placed career success at all costs.
According to new research, the most effective leaders have higher levels of testosterone and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol -- and the results are gender-neutral.
Caregiving is never an easy undertaking, but if you thoughtfully and heartfully manage the stress that can come with it -- or in making decisions around it -- you can actually enjoy the honor that it is to help that special someone who needs you now more than ever.
I like that it takes time and effort, and a measure of discomfort to arrive at this beautiful, sequestered place. As I cross multiple state lines and head south to the farm, I undergo a process of shedding.
When your self-worth is wrapped in things that are outside of your control, you're setting yourself up for an emotional roller coaster. In other words, you're up when the job is up and down when the job is down.
All stress isn't bad stress -- just the right amount of pressure can be a powerful motivating force. But as employers, we have to look out for the warning signs of workplace stress among our staff, lead by example and inject a healthy dose of well-being and support into our company cultures.
When we receive the vastness within, emptiness is found to be full of heart essence. Joy is more joyful, beauty more beautiful, life more simple, precious.
If you spot the signs that you are doing too much early, they wont completely derail your career. Keep a temperature check on your reactions and how you are feeling and do something fast if stress raises its head.
I think I am more patient, focused, a better mother and more understanding when I do. My wish is that everyone takes the time needed for themselves to refuel.
Retreat is time for no self, no story. We are receiving our heart essence. Judgments and neediness dissolve in our inner expansiveness. Here is understanding. If we are to have a story may it be of great heart.
There are plenty of daily workplace interpersonal interactions that contribute to stress, the largest area of workers compensation claims, but an area that is not considered frequently in regards to stress is the interaction between recruitment and candidates.
The urge to obsess over your own feed, your own tweets, your own take and view of the world, as well as other people's reception of it, can send you down a self-involved spiral, and as you can imagine, that creates more stress than it does satisfaction.
Joy is in the little things. The simple joys make for a life strong in heartfulness where everyday stress doesn't pierce the sunshine of who we really are.
The key to overcoming a creative rut is to keep focused, but in new ways. Churn and fight until you are back on your feet and do not be afraid of trying new things, working with new people and otherwise getting out of your comfort zone.
If you say you're off the grid for vacation, you act that way. Because as soon as you respond to one work email, you change the game -- and the expectations. In fact, what you're doing is telling people not to believe what you say, because you do something different.
While taking a digital breath might be contrary to our competitive nature in a 24/7 marketplace, it allows us to take a step back from info-overload and our demanding lives as cogs in the wheels of commerce.
Stress testing, coverable mental health counseling, and social pressure to change macho attitudes can make it acceptable to get help and overcome the shame, bravado, and willful ignorance that feed the chronic disease mill of stress.
The full dimensions of love are experienced directly in silence. The silence inside the silence is a force beyond any worldly power.