The Stealthy Downward Spiral to Burnout

Ninja Burnout behaves like a ninja:  it relies on stealth to pull its victims far along the downward spiral before they are even aware of what’s happening.  I’m not kidding.  Based on decades of intensive research into the burnout experience, none of the people whom I interviewed believed that it was one singular event that … Continue reading The Stealthy Downward Spiral to Burnout

The Biggest Challenge in Burnout Recovery

Sign - challenges ahead Burnout is used to describe everything nowadays:  from too many Zoom meetings…to work-life imbalance…too the need for a good, long sleep.  The good news is that these scenarios in and of themselves do not necessarily mean that you’re burned out.  REAL burnout is something much more profound and intense.  According to … Continue reading The Biggest Challenge in Burnout Recovery

Burnout Recovery: The Potential Upside of Coronavirus Remote Work?

The coronavirus pandemic is a global threat to health, safety, and economic stability.  In response, many countries have imposed "stay at home" mandates to enforce social distancing.  Routines have often been smashed as eligible employees struggle with their new remote work arrangements. Those who are new to a remote work arrangement are often faced with … Continue reading Burnout Recovery: The Potential Upside of Coronavirus Remote Work?

Transform Fear Into Courage

As global citizens, we are communally responding to the coronavirus pandemic -- but we are doing it in a variety of ways. Some of us are frozen by fear of the unknown...fear of the radical changes in our daily habits...fear for ourselves, others, and our community. But fear can only grow through the continuous repetition … Continue reading Transform Fear Into Courage

A Fresh Start After a Perceived “Failure”

Let's face it:  we've all failed -- and often quite spectacularly. How we define "failure" is closely related to our unmet expectations:  when our projected outcomes do not align with our current reality...when we judge and compare ourselves to others...when our negative self-talk plays in a demoralizing perpetual loop. We all fall down -- but … Continue reading A Fresh Start After a Perceived “Failure”

The Scariest Thing Is Hate

Given the tragedy at the synagogue in Pittsburgh, it is time to remember:  the only way to create change in the world is to first change and love ourselves.  Let us stop hurting each other so that a tragedy like that which happened at the Squirrel Hill synagogue will never occur again. Dr. Geri Puleo, … Continue reading The Scariest Thing Is Hate

Nothing can stop you from letting go…and starting over

Letting go is hard.  We hold on to so many things that no longer serve us.  We stay in jobs that demoralize us.  We stay in relationships in which we no longer have anything in common.  We stay stuck on a strategy that isn't producing the results that we desire. Yet we continue to hang … Continue reading Nothing can stop you from letting go…and starting over

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

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end

Beginnings and endings:  are they really that different?  Or are they different ways of viewing the same event? To begin anew means giving up what we did in the past in order to begin unfettered in creating a new future.  A fresh beginning that allows us to to move freely forward requires accepting that the … Continue reading Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end

Knowing Is Not Enough

On some level, we all know what we need to do in order to succeed.  We've taken the courses, attended the lectures, listened to the podcasts...but somehow we tend to stay "stuck." Creating the necessary changes in our lives requires the decision to make those changes.  That means pushing down our fears and deciding that we will … Continue reading Knowing Is Not Enough