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Dealing with Job Loss

Dealing with Job Loss

Dealing with my job loss was an incident in my life. Truth be told, it has been almost 7 years, I am occasionally hurt or angry about the entire situation. Job loss can be a major trauma in your life or the life of someone you care about. Really, even people who don’t even like their jobs experience a sense of grief and fear when they lose their job. Our jobs are often tied to our sense of self and greatly influence our self-esteem and self-worth. It’s not just a paycheck.

Create a Winter Self-Care Kit

Create a Winter Self-Care Kit

Create a Winter Self-Care Kit

It’s winter here in the Midwest. Although today is very nice compared to a typical November day in Wisconsin, the weather can change quickly here. I was born in Wisconsin, so I know that winter can be a challenge to get through sometimes.

Please, Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em – Tips to Stop Being So Defensive

Please, Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em – Tips to Stop Being So Defensive

Has anyone ever told you to stop being so defensive? That advice frustrates a lot of the colleges and clients I work with. I mean, how can someone be giving another person bad news or “constructive” criticism and the expectation is they will not have any type of emotional reaction? If there is not reaction, doesn’t that say something too, like perhaps they don’t care to change based on the advice given to them?

Overcoming Barriers to Sleep

Overcoming Barriers to Sleep

There are many common challenges that can interrupt a good night’s sleep. Some of those challenges include struggling to fall asleep and some include struggling to stay asleep. These are two of the more common struggles that may be easier than others to overcome. The goal is to support you with some new possible strategies that will reduce the amount of poor-quality sleep you are getting and possibly allow you to enjoy bedtime again.

Old Habits Are Hard To Break – Accountability Is Key To Beating Procrastination

Old Habits Are Hard To Break – Accountability Is Key To Beating Procrastination

Beating procrastination can be hard. We do well for a few days, but then old habits set back in, or we get frustrated with our lack of apparent progress. Nothing goes fast enough. If you face a small setback at this point, it may be enough to stop working on what you wanted to accomplish in the first place. Thankfully there’s something you can do to greatly improve your chances of success. Accountability.

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