The following blog was first printed for Thanksgiving 2012 and honors my Dad who died in 2014. I reprint it here in his honor. You probably don’t have time to read this because you are ON THE GO! Same here. In fact, I didn’t have time to write this because I am ON THE GO! But, if you take a couple of minutes to read this it just might improve your quality of … [Read more...] about Thankfulness & Savoring
Most people who have found themselves in leadership positions agree on one thing – leadership is exhausting! Leaders not only have to worry about their own deadlines, projects, goals, etc., but also the deadlines, projects, goals, etc. of their followers. With so many plates to spin, it can be difficult for leaders to find the energy to do everything they need to do, and … [Read more...] about Leadership Rejuvenation
Social media is feeding FOMO – Fear Of Missing Out – which, ironically, is making many of us miss out on something much more valuable: JOMO. The Joy Of Missing Out is about simplicity and the joy of not being overwhelmed. Stoked by social media, our all-too-common fear of missing out, or FOMO, is often cited as a reason why we live beyond our means, take on debt and … [Read more...] about FOMO vs JOMO
Sometimes, we are our own worst enemy. We set high performance standards for ourselves – which is great, but then beat ourselves up when we do not meet them – not so great. Recent research, as reported in Harvard Business Review*, shows that we should instead treat ourselves with “self-compassion.” This includes: *Be kind rather than judgmental with ourselves about … [Read more...] about The Power of Self-Compassion
It’s August. If you’re anything like me - a working parent with multiple children - the approaching end of the summer brings a combination of relief and panic. Relief, because you’ll no longer be cobbling together childcare options from expensive summer camps, grandparent visits, and PTO. Panic, because the lax attitude you can adopt in the summer towards your … [Read more...] about Back to School – Boon or Bust?