How to Break Up with a Bad Boss

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Bad bosses. You know the ones—in love with their power, using manipulation and control, or at worst—micromanaging your every move. We’ve all had them, and perhaps you are dealing with one right now. Just like personal relationships, work relationships can be difficult—especially those with management. After all, they’ve been hired to be in charge. But that doesn’t give them the …

Silence: Our Faithful Friend

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With all the noise we experience in our daily lives, finding something as simple as peace and quiet can be challenging—especially if our environments are busy. And I’m not speaking only of our external environments, but also of our internal environments—our thoughts. Our thoughts can be productive, but they can also be annoying and distracting. Learning to quiet our minds …

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8 Lessons I Learned From A Layoff

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In May of 2015 I was given a white cardboard box to pack up my things and told that, along with several others, my job had been eliminated. At first, I wasn’t sure how to respond. Whenever we’ve established a momentum with anything big in our lives—especially something as important as our careers—switching gears isn’t easy. So I started to …

How to Transcend Traffic

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For some, driving can be a chore; a necessary evil; a mandatory requirement. For others, it can be an enjoyable experience. Regardless of whether or not you enjoy it, driving can also be a source of incredible frustration. Whether you live in a big city or a small town, the annoying antics of other drivers will always be inevitable. So …

The Worry List

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What are you worried about right now? Do you have a “Worry List”—you know, a virtual list of the things that you are most worried about? And when one of the items on your worry list is resolved, does another one immediately take its place? According to Dictionary.com, to worry is “to torment oneself with or suffer from disturbing thoughts.” …

The Helpful Handful Diet

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Part of finding and maintaining better balance is finding simple healthy habits that we can pick up quickly. Some of the most important habits involve our commitment to healthy eating and exercise—two things we should do every day. Speaking of food, are you bored with your current eating plan? Then here’s something easy, fun, and practical: Try the Helpful Handful …

Omm. Umm. Huh?

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“Follow my instructions. Close your eyes. Sit still. Don’t talk. Take a deep breath. Exhale slowly. Drop your shoulders, and just breathe. How do you feel?” “Umm… better…?” Okay, so meditation. Right. Got it. It helps people to relax. That doesn’t seem so difficult. You just sit down and breathe for a few minutes, right? Or what do you do, …

My Fitbit Coach

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“Why do you keep walking up and down the stairs and all around the house? It’s after 11:00pm,” my Mom asked as I briskly passed by her on my third pass through the kitchen. “I gotta get in my 10,000 steps,” I replied as if it would be obvious to anyone else. I’d spent another weekend at my parents’ house–only …