I recently came across a quote that stuck with me.  It read, “A quiet mind is able to hear intuition over fear.”  I stumbled onto this quote at a time when my mind was racing with thoughts of daily life.  People were tugging at me from various directions.  Internally, I was putting pressure on myself to achieve and […]

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We often focus exclusively on education and what we must learn in order to propel ourselves forward.  Continual learning is critical for anyone who values keeping pace with the expectations of today’s business environment.  But, just as there is much to learn, there are also many things we must unlearn in order to make room […]

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I Goggled the term “Self Awareness” and got 300,000 search results. It’s a term that gets thrown around quite a bit.  But, like many phrases that are tossed about in every day language, the actual meaning is lost on some.  They may nod in agreement when they hear it, but do they really know what it means to be self-aware?  Do you really know what it means? According to all-knowing, all-seeing Wikipedia, “Self-awareness is […]

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Did you know that our bodies can hold on to emotional experiences in ways that close us off from our potential? We each have our unique set of patterned responses to life’s emotional, mental and physical experiences, including its stressors and challenges.  Our habitual ways of coping and dealing with the stuff of life were […]

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Scientists are working to uncover the impact of showing gratitude. It turns out that saying thank you is more than polite. It can have a lasting impact on our physical and psychological wellbeing. Numerous studies show that expressing and experiencing gratitude increases satisfaction, vitality, hope and optimism. It also decreases levels of depression, anxiety, envy, […]

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In a recent HR Magazine Q&A with Edward Hess, author of “Humility is the New Smart, Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age,” he says, how well employees learn continuously and relate to others will become the great differentiator.  He points to increasing automation and cheap, (or often free,) access to information.  The traditional […]

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Mentors are extremely valuable resources. They can help widen our perspective, identify alternatives and enhance our ability to see ourselves as others see us. They can also help us exercise our critical feedback muscles in an era when humility is seen as the new smart. How we handle critical feedback is important if we want […]

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When someone asks how you are, do you launch into a litany of reasons that you’re crazy busy or overwhelmed? Do you tick off the many competing priorities that keep you from catching your breath or relaxing?  Is there talk of being jealous of people who find time to exercise, entertain or garden?  Or how you’d do things differently if only […]

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But You Don’t Have to Be A Nasty Woman To Get What You Want Researchers in Tel Aviv and the Netherlands conducted a recent study that confirmed that nice women earn less than their assertive female counterparts. They interviewed a random group of 375 men and women at a Dutch electronics company and concluded that women who clearly express […]

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There are many things in life that we can’t control.  But there are many things that we can. The key to better control is mindful living. Dr. Melanie Austin-McCain, an occupational therapist and Assistant Professor at New York Institute of Technology School of Health Professions, says that mindfulness can help us live a longer, more […]

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