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Work/Life Integration

Does work/life balance conjure up images of an evenly balanced scale? A perfect 50/50 division of labor obligations and domestic bliss: dedicated amount of time for work; dedicated amount of time for life. Work/life balance is unrealistic for most. Often times, the work portion and the life one battle each other. Work issues bleed into… Continue reading Work/Life Integration

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Four Ways to Overcome Guilt

“When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the future” -Unknown It consumes us.  Washes over us.  Guilt has a way of affecting us – well for most of us anyway. You feel like you did something wrong.  Perhaps you feel terrible about it.  You may even feel like you are… Continue reading Four Ways to Overcome Guilt

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Living Life Realistically vs. Making New Year’s Resolutions

Resolution time of year.  New year, new you am I right?  And why not?  New beginnings are always exciting and wonderful.  The possibilities are virtually endless.  This is the year for change.  Yet resolutions dwindle down within a few days and become non-existent by mid-February.  Why?  Well, primarily because most resolutions aren’t set in reality. … Continue reading Living Life Realistically vs. Making New Year’s Resolutions

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The Quest for Food-Free Socializing

I have people I work with talk about the dread that comes with the holiday season and cozy, winter months.  “So much food.” “So many desserts.” “Food everywhere!” And it is true.  Special once-a-year items are found just about anywhere, and due to their seasonality, people find the urge to consume them: right here, right… Continue reading The Quest for Food-Free Socializing

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Cultivate a Relaxation Practice at Work

Ever find yourself overwhelmed, anxious, or stressed while working?  Well, you are not alone.  Anxiety can lead to at lost productivity (on average at least four work days are lost a month due to anxiety) and a whopping 83% of US workers complain of work-related stress. Most people will experience these issues at work, and… Continue reading Cultivate a Relaxation Practice at Work

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How to Empower Yourself to Say “No”

Overwhelmed.  Buried under deadlines, invites, and multiple to-do’s.  It can be tough to deal with things coming from multiple directions, especially if you are a people pleaser or overachiever.  Figuring out how to get through everything n the daily to-do list seems like a juggling act at times. Often, when this happens, we focus on… Continue reading How to Empower Yourself to Say “No”

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Set Yourself Up for a Realistic Path to Wellness

Often, we think in terms of perfection.  Everything in its place, just the way it is supposed to be.  Perfect.  Anything short of that is considered disappointing.  But, what happens when we fall short of these expectations?  When the kitchen always has pieces of mail scattered on the dining table and crumbs on the floor. … Continue reading Set Yourself Up for a Realistic Path to Wellness