A simple “thank you” can go a long way in making someone’s day. It can also do a lot for a career and your personal well-being. Taking the time to appreciate one’s efforts on your behalf requires no more than a genuine “thanks,” but will solidify an authentic and mutually beneficial working relationship. But it […]
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Opinionated? Who Me?
Raise your hand if you know someone who’s opinionated? If indecisive, raise your hand halfway up… Now let’s get personal: Are you opinionated about people who are opinionated? Are you stubborn about what you KNOW? Do you populate “facts” you hear with what you “know?” If so, your opinions could cause blind spots. You, Dear […]
A Message of Hope
Times are scary right now. My own mind jumps from hope to fear and back again, though I refuse to let myself dwell in the fear that seems to have gripped the world. As countries shut down their borders and the movement of their people, sometimes I find myself at a loss for words. It […]
Is Laughter Always the Best Medicine?
We have been told that laughter is the best medicine. No one really knows where the thought originated, but some say the earliest recorded “idea” came from King Solomon in 931 B.C. who gave account of the healing power of laughter. Apparently, the ancient Greek physicians would send their patients to the theatre to see […]
Don’t Let Emotions Cloud Decision Making
If you’re stuck and can’t find an answer, consider your emotions. Guilt, attachment to money, anger, hurt, frustration, fear and sorrow are all emotional states that impair your ability to move forward, let alone make wise decisions. Consider this… “Emotions influence, skew or sometimes completely determine the outcome of a large number of decisions we are […]
Tips for Beating Winter Work Blues
This is the time of year when the gray days and cold weather seem never to end. It’s also a popular time for career restlessness. Cabin fever gives rise to workplace conflict, boredom or may even encourage you to rethink your career altogether. But before you jump ship, it’s wise to determine the source of […]
Three Happy New “You” Resolutions You Should Make and Keep
Here are three powerful plans for a splendiferous, loving new year and a happy new YOU. Be nice and kind to yourself. My dying mother said, “Shelley, you’re very lucky if, at the end of your life, you can count the number of your friends on one hand.” I nodded then thought, “Yes! And one of […]
Are Migraines Messing Up Your Mojo?
As a life long migraine sufferer, I know how much these headaches can derail your productivity. They also do a number on your activities, outlooks, communications, relationships, and well, mojo. If you haven’t experienced a migraine, I can tell you that what you see on television is true. Sometimes there is no other option than […]
Four Happy Holiday Rules
A friend said, “a closed mouth gathers no foot” which, once again for the very first time, is a reminder to THINK BEFORE SPEAKING! How’s that for a Holiday Resolution? Think of the words “I love you!” Wow what a rush. The spoken word affects your perception.“Let mommy kiss it” and discomfort vanishes. AND words can […]
Mindful Coaching 101
Present moment awareness of feelings, thoughts, actions and reactions brings you amazing results. This heightened awareness empowers a “take-charge” attitude that benefits you to be your best. Experts agree that of your 2100 plus thoughts an hour, the ones you embrace and act upon have a profound effect on your life, love, work and play. The […]