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The Messy, Imperfect Blog Post

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Reflect on the lessons you've learned recently. Reflect on what you might want to change. Reflect on how you might bust out of your comfort zone to get there. Be imperfect. But be real. Know that's the best way to be. And know that, in the end, it will all be fine.

Why Communication Fails and How to Fix It: The Perception Gap

Anne Loehr | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

A perception gap occurs when the intention you set forth and communicate is misunderstood by your audience -- bosses, peers, subordinates, clients, partners, and even friends. Unfortunately, it happens all the time.

The Right Question To Ask When Something Feels Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Figure out what you truly believe and make a choice that works for you.

Unexpected Lessons From the Tortured Artist in Room #5

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Learn from the guy -- from his self-awareness, his willingness to move on, and his ability to make his life better by finding support, creating something, and learning from others. Channel the parts of Van Gogh that work for you and create an even better story for yourself because of it.

What to Do About the Cranky, Miserable People Around You

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Even when you don't do it, when you sit there quietly, they drain your energy. They create a cloud that surrounds you for hours. The good news? There's something you can do about it. You can walk away. No, really. Whether literally or metaphorically, you can extract yourself from these situations.

The Completely Avoidable Way We Mess Things Up

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Promise that we will -- literally and figuratively -- take our foot off the gas pedal when we feel ourselves getting sloppy. Which will help us avoid hurting ourselves, our reputations, and our beloved modes of transportation.

The Problem With Your Problem Solver

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Today's blog has been written while in the midst of an emotional whirlwind. The culprit behind the chaos? An impending, temporary move overseas.

The Unexpected Leadership Lesson From My Very Italian, Very New York Mother

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

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.

Why You Can Handle Anything. Seriously.

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

We think these people are so together when they're not; that they have no fear of looking stupid when they do; that they have confidence every minute of every day when they don't.

How I Want to Be Treated If I Develop Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 04.23.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I want to be treated with respect, which means people should not talk about me negatively in my presence. If I am 'still there' I may understand every word even if I don't talk anymore. I will also want people to knock before entering my room and preserve my dignity.

Ten Spiritual Resolutions for 2014

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Some change is better than no change. A little endeavor is better than no endeavor. If the resolution isn't made, then no action will follow. So, go ahead and make the resolution.

The Big Lie We Tell Ourselves About Fear

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

It seems that some of the most powerful lessons come when you realize that something you used to believe with absolute certainty is dead wrong. I offe...

Your Holiday Gift: How to Manage the Frantic Energy of Others

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Sometimes the best thing to do when those around you are displaying frantic or negative energy is to get razor focused on something else. Anything else.

Things Are About to Get Uncomfortable... Hopefully

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Yesterday found me at a beloved spot in good old Southern California: the beach. Ah yes, the beach. Whether on a lake, the banks of the river or the ...

Lessons Learned Roaming Through China... With 40 Other People

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

So what happens when you spend 17 days in close quarters with 40 strangers? You learn some lessons -- about life, about relationships and, of course, yourself. And if you pay enough attention, they translate directly to the way we all live, work and play.

The Truth Behind Your Inefficient Workday

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Let's not kid ourselves about our offices and meetings. Let's not pretend that our interaction needs don't often trump our business needs. Let's not pretend we're getting it all done efficiently. Let's accept it and feel less frustrated.

Think You Take Action for Greater Success? Think Again!

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Begin noticing if you're acting or reacting throughout the work day. If you find the reactions column to be significantly greater, practice taking a beat and weighing things out before taking your next step.

Can People With Alzheimer's Still Enjoy Life?

Marie Marley | Posted 08.21.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Among the general public, Alzheimer's is typically considered a horrible, cruel and devastating disease that destroys its "victims," one that robs them of their very humanity.

3 Ways To Ease Stress When Life Seems Plain Messy

Polly Campbell | Posted 02.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

The dramatic storylines actually create the drama in our lives. By focusing on future uncertainties and fabricating the details around what might happen, we get plenty of present-moment stress that fires up our cortisol levels and makes it harder to cope with the reality of our situation.

Jordan's Leadership Must Communicate

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 12.21.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Literacy rates are high in Jordan; so is the level of understanding complex issues. This means that the government must communicate regularly, fairly and honestly. Attempts to ignore the public or try to fool it will be quickly discovered.

5 Tips for a Happy Domestic Partnership

Amy Chan | Posted 10.12.2011 | Women
Amy Chan

While domestic partnership can be cohabitating bliss, it can also be a near disaster if you don't learn how to co-exist peacefully under the same roof.

Crazy Time and Dealing with Difficult Clients

Henry Gornbein | Posted 08.20.2011 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

What should attorneys do in dealing with a difficult or dysfunctional client?

Mind the Noise

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

We can become more mindful of sound. This means paying attention to the sounds we create and the sounds that surround us right here, right now so we can take appropriate action.