Bad Day? 6 Tips For Rapid Relief

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Bad days. We all have them. Whether our irritations result from problems at work—like managing a difficult boss—or issues at home, we have more control over the momentum of each day than we think. Thousands of thoughts barrage us each day. But just like advertisements, we choose to focus on only a handful of those thoughts—usually the ones with the …

5 Ways to Respond Deliberately to the World

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As we find ourselves immersed deeper and deeper into an unpredictable world, we can quickly succumb to the noise and cacophony of rapid change. When times are uncertain, a natural reflex is to close our minds, stick our heads in the sand, and wait out the storm. Although this response appears to be an act of protection and personal safety, …

4 Ways to Lift Yourself Out of Loneliness

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Britney Spears wasn’t lying. Her words “My loneliness is killing me” aren’t just lyrics from the opening chorus of her 1998 hit single Baby One More Time. Loneliness can, indeed, be deadly. According to research by Dr. John Cacioppo of the University of Chicago, loneliness is a contributor to poor health, including higher blood pressure and a weakened immune system. …

Money Matters: 5 Ways To Rethink Your Income

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While facilitating a career transition group recently, the discussion of finding our life’s work surfaced. As the dialogue unfolded, the conversation turned toward the pros and cons of entrepreneurship versus traditional job employment—including the issue of money. After the session, a member of the group approached me with questions. She was curious about how I had transitioned back into consulting …

Does Your Phone Have Bellybutton Lint?

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Admit it. You have a relationship with your phone. Seriously. You do. Don’t believe me? Try going an entire day without it, or a half-day, or even just an hour (for some). Believe me now? Phones have become our companions. And as with any relationship, we will have good days and not-so-good days. When our technology runs great, everyone is …

Do These Skinny Jeans Make My Knees Look Fat?

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That was the snippet I heard as I was passing by. On the surface, the hot topic at work that morning seemed to be about skinny jeans. But it wasn’t really about jeans—it was about fat knees. Fat knees? Seriously? So, I looked it up. And yes, a preoccupation over fat knees is, indeed, a thing. But what isn’t a …

6 Simple Tips To Spring Ahead This Spring

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Spring is here. And as always, this time of year brings us rebirth and renewal. While plants and trees are going through their own cycles of new physical growth, the start of spring can influence us both physically and psychologically—affecting our bodies and minds. Besides cleaning and clearing out physical spaces that have been lying dormant during the winter months, …

Finding Balance For The Sensitive Soul

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Everyone is sensitive. We are all multi-sensory beings who experience energies through our senses—what we see, hear, taste, touch, and smell. Our brains interpret this sensory information and we respond to it according to our understanding of what the stimuli means (something is good or bad, harmful or helpful) and use our feelings as a feedback mechanism to choose our …