Reading the morning paper’s comics can be a stress relieving activity. My interest in women’s comic strips resurfaced as I sorted through some magazines ready for recycling. In an issue of MS I re-discovered an article called Paper Movies: Feminist cartoonists create characters that are real, raunchy—and they’ll knock your socks off.
How about downsizing this Christmas? For some people, this upcoming season is filled with oughts, shoulds, musts, and have to’s. After gift shopping, wrapping, card writing, holiday baking, home decorating – inside and outside, bringing home the tree, party hosting and preparation of the turkey feast, many folks are financially, physically and mentally depleted. Indeed, […]
Take the cookie roll out of the fridge and cut into slices. Is that stress relieving or what?
Let us start with What is conflict? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines conflict as mental struggle resulting from incompatible or opposing needs, drives, wishes, or external or internal demands. Sometimes that mental struggle can manifest into a physical form ranging from domestic abuse to war. Regrettably, much of it starts for women as conflict in the workplace. When […]
Why do we love quotations? Because they are like nuggets of gold; pure thoughts that can improve our thinking, self-perception, and worldview. You will see I favor my mentor and researcher Dr. Al Siebert (1934-2009). He wrote The Survivor Personality and The Resiliency Advantage. Here some famous and powerful resilience quotes: Define Resilience “Resiliency is […]
Have you heard of the break-through therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization, and Reprocessing (EMDR)? American psychologist and educator, Francine Shapiro developed it in the early 1990s. In 2012 Shapiro released a self-help book to help the public access her theory and processes. In Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from […]
When you smile, you appear to be more likable and competent.
Brene´Brown did it again! She opened my eyes and mind to some new ways of being. Her research into vulnerability, shame and enoughness continue to impress me. Her long title, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are: Your Guide to a WholeHearted Life […]
It was an honor to be the guest contributor on Steve Foran’s blog, Gratitude at Work. His invitation provided a wonderful opportunity to practice gratitude. Steve’s goal is to shift culture by helping teams bring more gratitude to their work. You will see on Steve’s website his belief in the power of thankfulness. He wrote: […]
When I ask my women audiences, “Please, put your hand up if your family or friends say to you, ‘Stop worrying!’” approximately a third of them raise their hands. Woe! What a waste of time, energy and focus. Yet, I have been guilty of being a worry wart myself. Many times I have asked “Why worry?” […]
Tears, along with perspiration, urine, and exhalation rid our bodies of toxins and other waste.
When shame and vulnerability researcher, Brene´ Brown takes on a subject she delves into the questions, facts, data, and outcomes. She also becomes intimate with it. She takes her own reactions, takes them home, observes herself, dialogues with the locals, and participates in counselling with her esteemed therapist. Brown immerses herself in her research and […]