Can Good Come from Loss?

Coping with the loss of someone or something you love is one of life’s biggest challenges. After a period of grief – which is different for everyone – the task is to recover from helplessness, sorrow, anger and overwhelming sadness and become stronger. The physical body provides an analogy to … Read More

Doing & Being

Almost everyone has interests and hobbies. We can define interests as enduring subjects that we dive deeply into, as opposed to hobbies, which might be light pastimes.  One woman who has eclectic interests and hobbies is Jane Freeman who has been a personal friend for decades.  Jane is a painter … Read More

Becoming Invisible

Have you ever walked into a room where you know no one and you scan the room for a familiar face? These comments are addressed to women and men of a Certain Age who find themselves clutching cocktail glasses and gazing around the room for a prospective conversationalist.  On occasion, … Read More

Re-evaluating Your Job

This topic won’t quit. By 2021,  almost half of employees were considering taking new jobs or planning to leave. Have you noticed all the people who are quitting their jobs? Harvard Business Review (March, 2022) called it the “Great Resignation” or the “Great Rethink.“ Because of the pandemic, the world … Read More

The Magic of Mentors

Most of us need mentors–positive role models to learn from, share life concerns and help us stay on a path that matters to us. They can help us learn a new skill, find our voice, support our ideas, diminish a concern, focus on a purpose or provide the opportunity. A … Read More

Overcoming Procrastination

Procrastination—an ineffective habit for many of us—comes from the Latin for “tomorrow” (cras).  Highly effective people tend to take care of whatever is in front of them promptly and not put it off. One payoff of diminishing the procrastinating habit is peace of mind. Another is easier accomplishments of tasks.  … Read More

Retain – Don’t Resign

According to Harvard Business Review writer, Ian Cook, there has been a global tidal wave of over 67 million resignations in the US, across US industries, which has continued from 2020 into 2022. Those who tend to resign are experienced, mid-level professionals, with training, up-to-date skill sets or younger workers … Read More

Healthy Humor Heals

Meet Karen McCarty, Co-founder and Artistic Director of Healthy Humor, a comedy group of doctor- clowns who cheer up sick children in hospitals around the country.  Karen grew up in the circus, and as a child she suffered cancer, which later informed her career choice of reaching out to sick … Read More

Why is Telling Your Story Important?

Dr. Lewis Thomas, physician, author, poet, researcher quipped that human-beings are a narrative species.  We can’t help ourselves. We tell stories all the time through dialogue, songs, art, dance, plays, jokes, writing and speaking. Every story has a purpose whether for entertainment, edification, fun or any other reason. The motives … Read More

Building a Workplace that Hums

THE CHANGING WORKPLACE The workplace has altered in the past two years as never experienced in the recent decades. Applying for a job is more impersonal than ever before. For example, applications now follow an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and even many job interviews are conducted remotely using Zoom technology, … Read More

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