Mastering Stress & Overwhelm

Amazon Pays Unhappy Employees to Leave

Published on April 17, 2014 by

How much money would it take to get you to quit your company and move on to another opportunity? Even if you knew what that number is, I bet your company wouldn't pay it. But two of the best companies in the world would and do; Amazon and Zappos. Why? ...

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Question Everything

Published on May 2, 2013 by

We have beliefs about everything, but not all of our beliefs are helpful or defensible:

  • Beliefs about self ("I'm not a risk taker.")
  • Beliefs about others ("He's an idiot!")
  • Beliefs about our future (I can't get a better job in this economy.")
  • Beliefs about money ("Money doesn't grow on ...
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The Myth of “Letting Go of the Past”

Published on February 28, 2013 by

How often have you heard a therapist, coach or friend give someone the advice, "You  need to let go of the past." It sounds good, doesn't it? The only problem is it doesn't work. Huh? No, really, it doesn't work. How many times have you tried to "let go" of ...

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Is “Stress Management” Stressing You Out?

Published on February 15, 2013 by

“Stress management.” I don’t know about you, but there’s something amiss when it comes to the idea of managing your stress. It’s not that toxic stress isn’t a big deal – it is. Toxic stress cuts deeply into our happiness, health, and overall well-being. At work, it is responsible for ...

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Progress, Not Perfection!

Published on February 8, 2013 by

A few years back I had a phone appointment – but not just any phone appointment. I was scheduled to be interviewed by Matt, a reporter for The New York Times for a piece he was writing on influencing others at work. I have to tell you, I was excited about being ...

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Facing Your Fears and Feeding Your Dreams

Published on January 8, 2013 by

How are you...and how is your New Year  so far? For some of us, the answer would be "Good...no, I mean really good!" For some of us, the answer would be"Not so good, I've been kind of stuck" and for others of us the answer would be "I'm just holding ...

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What Are Your Rules For Happiness?

Published on December 22, 2012 by

We all have rules for happiness that limit or nurture our happiness in life. Here are three common ones that limit your happiness and what you can do about it. ...

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This Way to Happiness!

Published on November 11, 2012 by

Happiness isn’t an all or nothing proposition where you are either happy or unhappy—life isn't that simple. We are all on the continuum of what we call happiness and no doubt you are happy about some things in your life and not so happy about others. Wherever you are on ...

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Happiness-Why Wait Until Everything is Just Right?

Published on October 6, 2012 by

Happiness isn't about everything being "right" in our lives--it's about embracing what is while going for what can be.

No one that I know of has the perfect life. Some have more of what they want than others when it comes to health, connection with others, work that is fulfilling ...

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Imposter Alert! You’re Smart and Successful…So Why Don’t You Feel Like It?

Published on June 6, 2012 by

Are you an imposter?

Okay, let me clarify—despite being smart, talented and accomplished, do you often feel as though you aren't? Do you find yourself thinking, “I know I’m all that, but I don’t feel like I’m all that”? If you are nodding your head in agreement, you are not ...

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