Feeling Stressed? Kindness Cures

One of my favorite print and online magazines, ODE Magazine, promotes "Intelligent Optimism" and regularly delivers on that promise. Here is a smart path for feeling better. Four ways that kindness promotes a healthy lifestyle We may feel this instant rush of gratitude when someone does something nice for us without asking, or even a feeling of pride when we ourselves “pay it forward,” but do we truly know the effect kindness has on us? After doing some research I came to realize that many are unaware that kindness isn’t just good for […] Continue Reading

Responding to a Business Slump

I was asked today to write a response to what small business owners can do when they face a slump in their business. Here's my response:Too often we get inner focused when trying to solve a business problem. Instead, step out. Think about what you can contribute to someone or some other business. Offer to help, make a connection, introduce two people who could benefit. It’s like when someone is depressed. Sometimes the best antidote to depression is helping someone else. Maybe it’s simply listening to them and offering some comfort. Notice how […] Continue Reading

Tip#1: Know Yourself

Beginning this week read a weekly "tip" right here from "82 Tips for Thriving in the Workplace." The booklet, divided into nine sections, starts with "Self-Leadership," establishing the foundation for all the other tips and, quite frankly, your life. Apply these tips at work and home for a happier, more fulfilling life. KNOW YOURSELF Do an honest appraisal of your strengths and weaknesses. Become aware of how you positively affect your environment and identify any personal changes you can make. Not sure? Ask a trusted friend or colleague. […] Continue Reading