Stress, Fatigue, and Burnout: What to do now to finally get some sleep

If you’re feeling tired, you’re not alone.  According to a recent NSC survey, 73% of Americans reported that they felt too tired to function at work 53% admitted they are less productive 44% had trouble focusing But is there an underlying cause for our fatigue?  Sleep deprivation may be the underlying factor. Heavy workloads, extended … Continue reading Stress, Fatigue, and Burnout: What to do now to finally get some sleep

Job Burnout: What It Is, Why It Matters, What to Do (FREE live workshop)

Job burnout is in epidemic proportions:  but how do you know if you are burning out AND what can you do about it? Join me on Sunday, April 28 from 1:30-3:00 PM at the Moon Township Public Library for a free workshop to discover: Your personal risk factors and workplace situations that can lead to burnout The … Continue reading Job Burnout: What It Is, Why It Matters, What to Do (FREE live workshop)

How to Promote a Stress-Free Workplace [INTERVIEW]

Last month I was thrilled to be part of an international online summit focusing on burnout in nurses.  Even if you're not a nurse, the insights from the summit can help you avoid and overcome burnout.  In this 30-minute interview, I discuss the workplace stressors that can lead to burnout.   Thanks to the generosity of Ashild Tilrem … Continue reading How to Promote a Stress-Free Workplace [INTERVIEW]

So, What Do You REALLY Want to Do?

Have you ever asked a child what he or she wants to be when they grow up?  Usually they have a long, extensive list of all the professional possibilities just waiting for them when they grow up. But ask an adult what he or she really wants to do professionally?  Well, that’s usually a completely … Continue reading So, What Do You REALLY Want to Do?

The Truth About Workplace Burnout

I'm so pleased to share my recent interview on Carol Miltersteiner's Dutch podcast, The Better Achiever! In this 56-minute interview, I shared my own experience with burnout and how it has shaped my research and practice - plus I provided some insights into workplace stressors that lead to burnout. You can also listen to this … Continue reading The Truth About Workplace Burnout

Holiday Stress: How NOT to Turn into a Burned Out Grinch! [VIDEO]

Did you ever notice that we look forward to the joy of the holidays...but then are too exhausted and stressed out to really enjoy the festivities?  WHY does this (always) seem to happen? In this video from my free eCourse, Destressing the Holidays:  How to Move From Bah Hum Bug to HoHoHo, I'll share the Top 5 holiday stressors:  … Continue reading Holiday Stress: How NOT to Turn into a Burned Out Grinch! [VIDEO]

Why I STOPPED Over-Promising During the Holidays

We all have expectations about the holidays...and often over-extend ourselves trying to meet them!  The result is holiday stress. “Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.” This quote by Denis Waitley, a well respected success coach and author, is not about winning and losing: it's about understanding our capabilities, time commitments, and resources so … Continue reading Why I STOPPED Over-Promising During the Holidays

Why I STOPPED Trying to “Do It All” During the Holidays

Does “having it all” necessarily mean “doing it all?” In today’s fast-paced, chaotic world, we’ve developed a strong tendency to “go for the gold” in everything that we do -- and we're under constant pressure to do so: It's not enough to have a "happy" holiday...it has to be an AWESOME holiday! It's not enough to … Continue reading Why I STOPPED Trying to “Do It All” During the Holidays

Why Burnout Is NOT Inevitable

Burnout has become rampant in the modern workplace. As the demands on our time, creativity, and problem-solving capabilities increase, this creates a stressor-rich environment that can contribute to burnout. Even though our professional and personal lives have become increasingly hectic, time-consuming, and stressful, we DON'T have to become victims of this stress by succumbing to … Continue reading Why Burnout Is NOT Inevitable

Letting go of the life we planned…to have the life waiting for us

Planning.  It's considered to be the most important tool in order to create success.  It's also a way to ward off "surprises" that could derail us from achieving our goals.  Without planning for the future, where would we be? Perhaps we'd be a lot more mindful, present,...and happier. I must admit that I am a … Continue reading Letting go of the life we planned…to have the life waiting for us