Category: Featured

Dec 13

TALK LESS, DO MORE

We all know someone who is a big talker but who rarely takes action. Sometimes we have good intentions, but lack consistent follow through. For example, we make losing weight our New Year’s resolution and talk it up, only to quit three weeks later or when the next big event/distraction happens. We desire to complete …

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Dec 06

HARASSMENT HARROWS

Stress

What has spurred on the epidemic of harassment indictments and why now? Obviously sexual harassment has been a chronic and intractable problem in the workplace for many years, but either people turned a blind eye to it and/or fear of consequences prevented others from confronting the issues. Certainly the problems are more common with people …

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Nov 29

EMOTIONAL SMARTS

Do you know a person who assumes that others’ handle stress the same way as they do? A recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology found that we tend to perceive other people’s stress responses in the workplace the same as our own stress response. Our stress mindset is based on our …

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Nov 22

DON’T RUSH THANKS-GIVING

Stress

Why do most people sprint through life? We are constantly racing from one activity to the next and barely take a breath of air. The promise of technology was more leisure time; instead we have higher expectations and less patience when we have to wait. Often we look to future events that we want to …

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Nov 15

ENMESHED RELATIONSHIPS

Why do people get over-attached and totally consumed with another person’s life? We see this pattern often with parents and children. The parent tries so hard to make the child’s life happy and stress-free, but in the process they may neglect themselves and/or do not allow their children to grow and learn on their own. …

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Nov 08

FUMING WITH SILENCE

Stress

Do you know someone who chooses not to talk when they’re upset or angry with you? Why do they approach conflict this way? The silent treatment is a passive-aggressive tact used when an individual doesn’t have the emotional maturity or security to handle the conflict in a more appropriate way. It is often used as …

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Nov 01

SURVIVING NOT THRIVING

Stress

Do you know a person who seems to be constantly embroiled in turmoil? What keeps us stuck in survival mode? Some of us seem to be dealing with one crisis after another and can never get ahead of it. Sometimes it feels like conflict or drama are a regular part of our lives. Could we …

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Oct 25

POWER PERILS

How does power affect people’s minds?  We’ve all seen the latest unravelling of a power-driven individual  in Harvey Weinstein, the prominent producer, as the secrets emerge about his inappropriate behaviors.  This pattern is more common than some may think, where people in authority use their power to manipulate and take advantage of others.  They may believe …

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Oct 18

FEEDING FEAR

Stress

What feeds your fears?  Or excessive worry or rumination?  Many of us fixate on situations or circumstances that we have no control over.  Often our negative self-talk and “what if” mindset consume our brain and keep us stuck in perpetual anxiety. Our world  seems to be filled with traumatic events and natural disasters that contribute …

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Oct 11

PEOPLE MATTER

Do you prefer working with things rather than with people?  Some people avoid dealing with people because they can’t control them, conflicts may arise and the emotional baggage may be too much to handle.  But in business and in life successfully interacting with people and recognizing their value can produce amazing results.  Our ability to …

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