There's a lot to love about Thanksgiving: the opportunity to spend time with family and friends, the endless meal and its leftovers, football, pumpkin pie, and - in my book - the act of giving thanks. I love that there's an entire holiday dedicated to this idea! There are many forms a gratitude practice can… Continue reading Thanksgiving: a practice, not just a holiday.
When you're a leader - or a parent, for that matter! - the job comes with plenty of stress. And yet, every day I see people ADDING to it by holding themselves to standards that are pretty demanding. My advice to you: STOP IT! I started to write a "Top Ten" list of bad habits… Continue reading Guess what? It’s OK to be human.
In a recent phone call with a friend, I asked how she was doing. "STRESSED," was her emphatic one-word answer. "Oh yeah?" I asked. "What has you all stressed out?" She then rattled off an impressive list of projects she was working on. As she talked about them, I could hear a smile creeping into… Continue reading Want less stress? Choose your words carefully.