As we enter the new year, we are all familiar with the idea of new year’s resolutions. We want to start the new year with a blank slate; this will be the year we start exercising more, eat healthier, stop smoking, etc. However, frequently we fall short on such hopes for change…in this new year as you consider your resolutions, prepare yourself for the changes you want to make, and as Nike states “Just do it.” And remember, keep your goals SMART.
echnical and business consulting executives often struggle to utilize the time they are afforded, even while many employers offer excellent leave benefits and encourage taking time off with company-wide “disconnect” times.
Summer is wrapping up and families across the U.S. are preparing to send their children to school, some for the very first time. This can be a very exciting time: new friends, teachers, and learning experiences await. It can also be scary and sad.
Men find it more difficult to give their emotional needs priority. It seems men often get the short end of the stick when it comes to voicing and processing their feelings. Since birth they have been conditioned to “be brave,” “be strong” and the famous cliché “big boys don’t cry.” Consequently, men have a higher tendency to internalize their emotional pain which leads to physical conditions such as gastro-intestinal problems, headaches, and ulcers. Men have been socially conditioned to “white knuckle” through their emotional experiences and simply “get the job done.” At times, men bypass their internal alarms leading to less than favorable outcomes and more serious physical ailments such as heart disease.
STOP SETTING GOALS that add to your personal stress load! Every year millions of people make resolutions and set goals, but to what effect? Certainly, having and working toward realistic goals can promote productivity, but goals can be stressful and they can generate feelings of… Read More »Compassionate Goal Setting in 2023
Too many people are suffering in silence. We are in crisis. Is anyone paying attention? I have prepared myself professionally to be able to reach out to others offering encouragement, hope, possible solutions and remedies–lofting a life raft so to speak. Unfortunately, many people hesitate… Read More »We All Need Somebody To Lean On
Back-to-school jitters are normal every fall, but as families prepare for the beginning of the2021-2022 school year, these typical worries are colliding with fresh uncertainties about theongoing COVID-19 pandemic, leaving children and parents more anxious than usual. Returningto school as the pandemic stretches on may… Read More »Coping with Back-to-School Anxiety During COVID
There are many people that from the outside looking in appear to be living their best lives. Yet for many of those people the reality is that their picture perfect life is just an illusion.
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