Find Your Balance (and Your Bliss)

Happy family choosing Christmas decoration at Christmas market. Focus on girl and manLife is a balancing act (in a three-ring circus, it can sometimes seem  – whether at home, at work, or, yes, most times, both!). The change of seasons means a flurry of new activities and schedules, plus holiday planning, entertaining and shopping bearing down.

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Sunny-Side Up: Maintaining Your Optimism

Staying Optimistic

Hey, life happens. If only we could all acknowledge when day-to-day challenges sometimes push us a little too far. We’ve all been there; the day starts out with promise, we rise, we shine, and are raring to go. Then, we get stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic, our drive-through coffee order is all wrong, and a can’t-miss meeting gets moved up, right in the middle of some long- anticipated time off. It’s a ripple effect of a day gone wrong.

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Fear of public speaking: How can I overcome it?

Biz_group-1-hiCMYKFear of public speaking is a common phobia. It can range from slight nervousness to paralyzing fear and panic. Many people with a fear of public speaking avoid public speaking situations altogether, or they suffer through them with shaking hands and a quavering voice. But with preparation and persistence, you can overcome your fear. Continue reading

Intervention: Help a loved one overcome addiction

grieving-iStock_000022888560Small-300x220It can be challenging to help a loved one struggling with alcoholism, drug problems, an eating disorder or other destructive behavior. Sometimes a direct, heart-to-heart conversation can start the road to recovery. But when it comes to addiction, a more focused approach is often needed. You may need to join forces with others and take action through a formal intervention.  Continue reading