Beat Holiday Stress: Be Real With Yourself

The holidays can bring all kinds of joy.  They can also be insanely busy, full of people, parties, extra calories, increased spending and extra pressure we put on ourselves to make everything “great” for everyone we love. Depending on how you handle stress and excitement, this can lead to anxiety, depression or a combination of…

Avoiding the Subject Doesn’t Make it Disappear

When was the last time you played hide and seek? Have you ever played with a small child? If so, you may recall that some little ones believe you can’t see them if they can’t see you… We’ve all grown out of that belief, but have we really grown out of the behavior? Many of us still “hide our eyes”…

Five Tips for Surviving a “Horror Show” at Work

It’s no secret that the elements of a great scary movie do not translate well into the workplace. You can see this in the new infographic below. While I’ll admit, the checklist is a tongue-in-cheek poke at professional life for the Halloween season, there are a few serious points to remember if you find yourself…

If the Suit Fits…

The Psychology of Your Work Wardrobe Deciding what to wear to work day-to-day takes time and attention. And it’s worth it. Whether you’re in a suit-and-tie environment or a more casual workplace, what you wear — and how you wear it — says a lot about you, your personality and what you do on a…

How Burnout is like Sun Exposure

After spending a week on the beach, enjoying the sun and surf, I had some time to reflect on the work that’s waiting for me when I get back home. That’s because the past few years of my career have been a full of ups and downs that once left me in the unmistakable condition…