work-life balance

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 »

Human Moments are Healthy

Published on March 17, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Fifteen years ago when Flip phones were cool, Ed Hallowell, MD was beginning to look at email and voice mail with a skeptical eye. Certain patients (Ed is a psychiatrist) were reporting feelings of alienation, anxiety and isolation because of the growing presence of electronic communication in their lives. One manager was not invited to an important meeting, another was ... 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 »