Spirit of Purpose · Stress That Can Determine Success or Failure In the workplace, and all of life, the size and complexity of challenges are not factors that determine whether we flounder or thrive.  The degree to which we believe we are in control is.  The internal belief and feeling that I can take effective action and […]

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Spirit of Purpose · Releasing COVID-19 Generated Loss & Grief Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’ Five Stages of Grief provides a helpful framework for understanding our COVID-19-induced emotional roller-coaster. You’ve probably experienced the shock and denial – you just couldn’t believe this unexpected, tragic thing was happening.  Then feelings of guilt or sadness about your inability to prevent […]

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At times like these, fear of getting sick, of losing a job or a business can be overwhelming.  Meditation and mindfulness are among the healthiest ways to manage this natural response to threat.  Steven Cohen, co-founder of Meditation4Leadership, says most of us let our emotional states linger longer than necessary. We replay our fear or anger […]

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A sleepless night can trigger up to a thirty percent rise in anxiety levels.  That’s according to new research from the University of California Berkeley.  But the researchers also identified the type of sleep that calms you and resets your brain.   During periods of deep sleep or non-rapid eye movement, slow-wave sleep, the heart rate and blood […]

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I’m a big fan of journaling. I’ve personally experienced the way it helps process feelings and relieve stress that can stifle my progress. As it turns out, writing is an excellent way to stave off anxiety. That’s what a psychology graduate student at Harvard discovered. Hans Schroder and his colleagues studied a group of women […]

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