silence

Reclaiming Silence

Silence is no longer golden. In today’s world, “white noise” suffuses our office buildings; music, news and sports broadcast in public places morning to night; leaf blowers scream; cell phones track us down with their insistent rings.…
manage energy

Quiz: How Well Do You Manage Your Energy?

When the seemingly relentless demands at work and burdens of a busy life take their toll on work performance, we tend to think that managing our time better will improve the situation. If we can just work faster, multitask more efficiently,…
manage stress

Quiz: How Well Do You Manage Stress?

The impact of stress accumulates, and, beyond the ongoing, regular stress that comes from living in our high-impact culture, specific life events can really knock us for a loop. Even happy changes can cause bumps in the road, which we register…
burnout

Burnout

“My candle burns at both ends/it will not last the night.” —Edna St. Vincent Millay Burnout resists simple definition because it affects so many aspects of an individual’s life. In their book, Beyond Burnout, authors David Welch,…
workplace warrior

Becoming a Workplace Warrior

Another day, another deadline. You gulp caffeine and forge ahead, like the steadfast worker you are. A good soldier never gives up the fight, right? Only if you view work as a battleground. There’s a decisive difference between soldiering…
mindful

"Coaches, How Do You Get Your Ideal Client to Call?"

When it comes attracting clients, coaches may be tempted to tell people what we do and assume what they need.  A better (and more coach-like) approach is to LISTEN - what are the needs, frustrations and wants of your ideal client?What's the…
systems for success

Creating Systems for Success

Most of us run our lives on a handful of systems. Between our cellphones, our planners and our e-mail inboxes, we have organized ourselves and our time. And if you ever doubt the importance of these systems, recall your panic the last time you…
listening to our bodies
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Listening to Our Bodies They Know More than We Do!

The body holds much of the information we need to function at our best, but too often we ignore its messages and plow ahead with what our minds tell us. Perhaps because we’re not taught from early on to pay attention to internal messages as…
ethics

Ethics Are Good for Business

With the Enron and other scandal opening our eyes to corruption at the corporate level, the importance of ethics and integrity in business is at the forefront of America’s awareness. We hear the words “ethics” and “integrity” a lot,…
awareness

From Awareness to Action: Letting Your Ah-Ha’s Guide Your Decisions

Are your decisions based on urgent demands for your immediate attention? Do you find that your intuition is speaking but you’re not listening? Would you like to take action based on your mind, body, heart, and intuition? Let’s looks…
mindfulness
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The Lighter Side of Mindfulness:7 Simple Practices to Expand Awareness and Fulfillment

According to a 2014 article in Time magazine, mindfulness meditation is becoming popular among people who would not normally consider meditation.  Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, defines mindfulness as "moment-to-moment,…
the Power of Gratitude
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Accessing the Power of Gratitude

Gratitude The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work,…