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Prepare for Your 6-Month Reality Check

Prepare for Your 6-Month Reality Check

There’s no doubt that your organization has experienced radical change during this time of COVID-19 – It seems no industry was spared from furloughs, layoffs or reduced salaries. Leaders needed to make tough decisions that greatly impacted the lives of exiting employees along with those who remain. With leaders’ focus…

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The Journey from Burnout to Growth: Regaining Confidence and the Quest for Betterment

The Journey from Burnout to Growth: Regaining Confidence and the Quest for Betterment

“I feel strong and at peace.”  Could you confidently say that right now?   In experiencing COVID-19, our mindsets, cravings and behaviors shift as we navigate the quest for control (Wave 1, as shown below) and the quest for betterment (Wave 2). Wave 1 was characterized by the mindsets of threat, forage and…

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The Essential

The Essential

With all the talk of what is essential and what is non-essential during these challenging times, it started me thinking what the true essentials for leaders and people are.  What really – I mean really – matters?     I believe it is drawing people into you, letting them see through the barriers to the truth and then taking one collective breath together…

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Three Ways to Think Differently About Your Current Reality

Three Ways to Think Differently About Your Current Reality

I read a post on LinkedIn recently that quickly got to the heart of what’s going on with many people who are on week seven or eight (or more) of working from home…It contained a list of surprising-but-not insights that employees have right now. Among them:   I don’t know why,…

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What’s Next: Regaining Confidence in Going “Forward” to Work

What’s Next: Regaining Confidence in Going “Forward” to Work

I got used to this… I started this work from home period referring to everyday as a “bad Saturday.” We had homemade waffles for breakfast. We wore more comfortable clothes. We had an energetic toddler running around. Yet we were stuck inside and working full days (plus some). A few…

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Take Off

Take Off

I’ve been told I’m not very good at accepting compliments, maybe it’s because my mind is scrambling for something nice to say in return.  Do you know that feeling?  Here’s something that earned me a few compliments recently: Thanks for your message! I’m taking a day off to breathe, rest,…

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Do you have 5 minutes to spare, for YOU?

Do you have 5 minutes to spare, for YOU?

Pause & reflect. Find energy in balanced well-being. Looking at my Lululemon shopping bag, I’m reminded multiple times to take a pause for a meditation and deep breath break… “Breathe Deeply” “Meditate for 10 minutes every day. Unless you’re busy. Then meditate for 20.” “Stress is related to 99% of…

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Disrupt: Notions About Work that Are So Last Year

Disrupt: Notions About Work that Are So Last Year

The last few weeks of 2019 were full of networking events, professional development workshops and more LinkedIn scrolling than usual. A few comments and posts stood out to me because they went against the grain and challenged me to think differently. How could ideas like working less, celebrating late bloomers…

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Breathe In, Breathe Out

Breathe In, Breathe Out

I found myself in a unique juxtaposition this past year shifting between severe work stress and studying the practice of integrating the body, mind and spirit into one. The company I worked at for 13 years announced its merger with one of its largest competitors around the same time I…

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The Awe

The Awe

Where have you experienced a moment that stays with you?  A moment suspended in time. It may have happened looking at nature.  It may have happened looking at someone. It stands out because it doesn’t fit in your current narrative.  It stands out because it makes you look at something…

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