Get yourself out of office Grinch mode

December 19, 2017

“Good morning!” you called out to your co-worker as she took off her coat and settled into her chair in the cubicle next to yours.

“What’s good about it?” came her mumbled response.

During the staff meeting later that morning, your boss shared that you and your colleague were selected to participate on a cross-functional project team. You were excited, but she moaned, “Great. As if I don’t already have enough to do.”

Thinking you could cheer her up, you invited her to lunch at the restaurant down the street. Enjoying the short walk in the cold rain, you wished out loud that it would snow soon. Your colleague responded with all the reasons why she hates it when it snows. Sound familiar? Read the rest of this entry »

Harmonizing Career, Family, And Faith: Q and A With Diane Paddison

May 9, 2012

In April 2012, I wrote a Forbes blog on “Shattering the Work/Life Balance Myth” – that there is really no such thing as work and personal life in perfect balance at all times. But what about when you add faith into that mix? To find out how women can have a fulfilling career and family life while also cultivating their faith, I sat down for a discussion with Diane Paddison, founder of the national nonprofit 4word, an organization for women who work…love…pray.  Read the rest of this entry »

Shattering The Work/Life Balance Myth

April 4, 2012

“Would you talk to us about how we can achieve work/life balance?” she asked while looking at me with eyes desperate to understand the secrets of life. I was sitting in a small conference room at the local university with a group of MBA student mentees and as I glanced around the room the other women were silently nodding their heads and leaning forward, anxious to hear my answer. Read the rest of this entry »

Succeeding in a Career and Motherhood – Tips For Balancing Both Worlds

November 2, 2011

I was recently discussing with my 9 year old son how things were different for women in the “old days” when Mommy was growing up. He had just returned from a play rehearsal for the show, “Annie” and we were discussing exactly why Daddy Warbucks desired a son so he could pass on his business acumen. He was astonished to hear that yesterday’s mothers didn’t work late, miss school plays, or use the Drive-Thru to supply most meals. Read the rest of this entry »

Causes of Sleep Deprivation and How to Cure it Naturally

October 19, 2011

Insomnia, or sleep deprivation, is one of the most common sleep disorders afflicting Americans. Studies conducted by the National Sleep Foundation revealed that nearly 20 percent of all the people in the United States only get about 6 hours sleep per night. The causes may be psychological problems, such as worry or anxiety or sorrow, but whatever the reason, insomnia adversely affects our daily lives. Victims are exhausted all day and cannot concentrate properly on their work, meaning their ability to solve problems or think logically decreases. Nor can they enjoy the world around them because they can only focus on the need to sleep. Read the rest of this entry »

The importance of proactively managing workplace stress

September 28, 2011

Stress is on the rise in America. Over the last thirty years the amount of time Americans have spent at work has steadily risen. According to the International Labor Organization (1997), workers in the United States now “put in the longest hours on the job in industrialized nations…the equivalent of almost two working weeks more than their [next closest] counterparts in Japan” (p. 1). Read the rest of this entry »