Category: Stress

They are Listening

A while ago, I posted Amy Cuddy’s Ted talk about our body language and the impact it can have on us. Shortly after watching this talk, I mentioned this to our younger kids and had them stand up straighter, and even lift up their hands…

Homework, Frustration, and Emotional Intelligence

While having lunch the other day with a friend, the conversation moved from simply catching up on the details of our lives to deeper places. We started to talk about emotional intelligence and the role it plays in our success. To provide an example,…

Iodine on Eczema

(Image Courtesy of http://www.misopocky.com) A few weeks back, I was asked for some advice about how to address the media about a recent story where a news outlet really got the story wrong. The reporter got a hold of some facts, but out of…

The Cost of Free

Recently, someone was describing a difficult relationship. This is no ordinary difficult relationship, but one with someone who is deeply connected with this person. They have a long history. It has been difficult. They still have to interact on a regular basis. To make…

Your Super Secret Bonus Day

While having breakfast with a friend yesterday, I was reminded about an idea I had a few years back. “You know what I need?  I need one of those secret bonus days you talked about inventing.” It had been so long that I had…

The Intersection of Stress and Creativity: Writer’s Block

Writer’s Block.  It was bound to happen, right?  Here I was typing away week after week; telling stories, posing questions, and offering some advice.  The journey has been difficult at times, but there was progress.  Until now.  What happened? I heard from someone tonight…

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