Need More Emotional Bounce? Try Mental Hygiene

Published on January 21, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Thanks to the American Dental Association, everyone knows excellent dental hygiene requires brushing and flossing twice a day. We know this daily practice prevents cavities. But not many of us know that daily mental hygiene can build and strengthen emotional resilience.  Career decisions, transitions, and job-hunting require extra emotional bounce. One can ward off job related doldrums by practicing emotional hygiene. Everyday, ... View Article »

How Gratitude Works at Work

Published on February 29, 2016 at 7:27 pm

In 2014, Mark Zuckerberg, set a goal to write a daily handwritten (or emailed) thank-you note. Obviously, Mark was making an effort to take better care of others but he was also taking care of himself. Research indicates that people who practice gratitude report significant benefits:     Lower blood pressure and stronger immune systems; more positive emotions such as ... View Article »

Building Confidence

Published on June 22, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Just a few words about building confidence: Confidence ebbs and flows according to the emotional weather we experience. It’s a good daily practice to center yourself first thing in the morning. Invest 3 -5 minutes to focus on your breath and set some intentions for the day. Centering yourself as a daily practice establishes strong emotional roots that will serve ... View Article »

Research findings about employees who exercise

Published on June 16, 2012 at 8:16 pm

The healing power of exercise… This is a photo of me and my friend Pam. Pam and I have been walking buddies for over 5 years. The best thing about Pam is that she is super reliable. I am not. Pam shows-up. That makes me want to show up. Understand, showing up for Pam doesn’t make me want to exercise. ... View Article »