building resilience
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Building Resilience

Currently, one-fourth to one-third of all employees view their job as the number one stressor in their lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Many of us work in constantly connected, always-on, highly demanding work cultures where stress and the risk of burnout are universal. Since the pace and intensity is not likely […]

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Top 10 Ways Leaders Unwind

Whether you are leading a healthcare organization through tremendous change and complexities or running your own business — you need to unwind.   Even the most successful and productive people I know make unwind time a priority.  I want to share what leaders do to unwind so you can unwind too — even if you think […]

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How to Overcome Burn Out and Recharge

A friend of mine recently told me that she was dreading her job.  Big changes had occurred in the company which meant additional responsibilities and new challenges for this high potential leader. Signs of Burn Out Overwhelmed and stressed, she explained to me the unreasonable expectations imposed by the board of directors; there was no way […]

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5 Steps to Conquer Overwhelm

In this busy world of things to do, people to see and goals to reach — do you ever feel overwhelmed?  Do you ever compare yourself to someone else whom you perceive as better or more successful than you? Or add the extra pressure of what your life (or work) “should” look like? I do. […]

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“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

Recently, my husband and I attended the Hill School graduation.  It was a chance to meet 5 Hour Energy founder and philanthropist, Manoj Bhargava ’72.   Although his commencement speech was a bit unconventional for this traditional family boarding school; it was extraordinarily impactful – just like his business results.  Consider this fact, 5 Hour Energy […]

Calm Emotion
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How To Keep Calm And Carry On

Have you ever experienced a day of emotional “frenzy” and all you want is to keep calm, manage your emotions and carry on? Be honest. The way we live is exhausting — from trying to juggle work and our personal lives, to people issues and our workload.  These “stressors” really do contribute to our emotional […]

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3 Things to Finish Up this Year

Everyone seems to be in a flurry with only two weeks left in this year.  The mere thought of balancing work and life priorities with year-end reviews, last minute holiday shopping, parties and more can be taxing.  Here are three things you can do to finish up before the new year goal-setting time. 1.  Personal […]

mindfulness
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Be Here Now

It’s easy to drift through the day, to move without thinking from one task to the next.   Our lives are so crowded, we do so many things and it’s all pulling for our attention.  Do we ever realize life while we live it?  Or do distractions, worries, and the multitude of urgencies control our […]