Stress: Different Kinds at Work

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According to a recent survey of 2,000 workers by one of the nation’s top EAP providers, 60% of employees reported that they experienced high levels of stress. Another 32% said they experienced “constant, but manageable levels”. In other words, over 90% of employees deal with many levels of stress at … Read More

Is Procrastinating Slowing You Down?

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I hear the same question all the time, from people who are busy every second of every day, from people who have a fairly reasonable work/life balance, and even from people who typically have a lot of down-time built into their routine. “How do I stop procrastinating and motivate myself … Read More

Is Psychotherapy Good For Business?

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Can psychotherapy be good for business? According to the World Health Organization, the answer is yes. And the financial upside is higher than you might think. It is no secret that mental illness is becoming an epidemic. According to the WHO, more than 300 million people are currently living with … Read More

Awareness in Business With a Diary

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Is keeping a diary really good for business? According to the Harvard Business Review, the answer appears to be yes. Awareness can equal productivity in business. According to a recent study, workers felt increased levels of focus, patience, planning, and personal growth as a result of being asked to keep a … Read More

Cognitive Neuroscience Part 2: The Brain vs. The Mind

Over the next few posts, we’re going to talk about an emerging field of study called cognitive neuroscience. But don’t worry. We’re going to leave (most of) the 7-syllable words to the textbooks and wikipedia entries. Instead, we’re going to focus on the practical applications of this science on our … Read More

The College Experience – Learning How to Budget

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Experience is a great teacher. We learn though successes, we learn through mistakes, and we even learn from the internet. This summer, we are helping our students learn before their college experience. We have pulled together our experience in working with some of the brightest students, experience from working on … Read More

Self care – what exactly does it mean? Part 1

Ultimately, self-care is more than just taking one hour for yourself when you have a slow day at work. It’s the self-awareness of knowing what things in life are life-giving to you, and fiercely protecting time in your schedule for those things.

Benefits of Developing Emotional Intelligence

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As a counselor who works with athletes, executives, and creatives, I am constantly discussing Emotional Intelligence and whether this is a weak or strong area of their lives. As I work with these intelligent leaders, we have focused on finding the strength to use their emotions to become more connected at home, work, and on the field.

Community: Three Ways to Enhance Yours

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Community is a word that we hear often. We have our work community, our neighborhood community, community outreach, and even the television comedy Community. Regardless of how you are thinking of the word ‘community,’ we are all members of various groups. These groups help us shape our view of belonging, purpose, and commitment to the group.

Why Are We Running?

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There was an intensity to the movement that left no doubt the only thing to do was join in the crushing 400 meter dash. We, along with the other 200 people on the train, made it out to the sidewalk so quickly that you would have thought the last person on the platform was going to be shot. There we were, arm in arm, backpacks jostling, approaching near Olympic speeds hurling headlong down the ramp – and we had no idea why.