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Are You So Busy That Nothing Gets Done?

“Busy is a drug that a lot of people are addicted to.” Rob Bell Too Busy for Life? My next book is on women and overwhelm, and I find that in general, with the digital world being on 24/7, we … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed? How to Regain Focus

Do You Have Cognitive Overload? “Information overload is a symptom of our desire to not focus on what’s important. It is a choice.” Brian Solis We receive so much data that we can barely comprehend all that is coming into … Continue reading

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Stressed? Get More Sleep

You can learn how to sleep better by takinga few simple actions. Continue reading

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Is Your Job Worth Your Life?

Is the Stress of Your Job Killing You? 80% of Americans are burnt-out and stress costs business $300 billion a year in missed work, low productivity and illness. For you, the key question is, “Is your job killing you?”  If you … Continue reading

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More Vacation Days = Better Productivity

Stress Tip: Take More Time Off At the company Red Frog, the CEO gives his employees unlimited time off.  That’s right- unlimited time off.  AnAnd it’s never abused or taken for granted.  Because more time off means greater productivity.  You … Continue reading

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Stress Express Tip: Sick Days Are Legitimate

My husband got a bad cold a while back, after working long hours and battling  substantial stress. In the last decade, he has very seldom taken a sick day. But twice, he went to work, came back and went to bed. He just … Continue reading

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Burnout Prevention Tip: Just Say No

An especially effective way to politely decline an invitation for leadership or board work is to say ” I only want to give you 100% effort and right now, I can’t do that with all my other commitments. Please ask me again next year and I can re-evaluate.” People appreciate your candor and would rather have you at your best. Continue reading

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#1 Stress Tip

According to a late 2008 report in Forbes, if you get less than 7 hours of sleep at night, you are at a “cognitive disadvantage;” your brain does not function properly. People who get less than 7 hours of sleep are three times more susceptible to colds and lack of sleep is a major cause of obesity and diabetes. Continue reading

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The Powerful Value of Naps

Are You Getting Enough Sleep? Most Americans are not.  In fact, 40% of the US population is sleep-deprived.  According to the World Health Organization, less than 7 hours a night is considered a carcinogen, cancer-causing agent.   If you get … Continue reading

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Are You Burnt-Out? The Top Ways to Find Out…

  One third of Americans say they are living with extreme stress.1 Career Builder.com says that 78% of all American workers feel burned out (not just stressed.) Nearly 80% of all doctor visits are stress-related and 43% of all adults have … Continue reading

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