Four Ways Gratitude Helps You with Difficult Feelings

Research suggests that grateful people are more skillful at coping with stress and regulating their emotions.   Feeling grateful can bring us a variety of benefits, including better mental and physical health and improved relationships. We tend to think of gratitude as an emotion we experience when things are going well, one that is closely associated[…]

Managing the Seemingly Inevitable Holiday Season Stress

Welcome to the holiday season—that whirlwind of gift-giving holidays, marketing blitzes, holiday parties, and activities galore that begins right after Halloween, builds to Thanksgiving and continues gaining momentum through the end of the year.   While this season is meant to bring feelings of love and cheer, it’s also the harbinger of holiday stress for many.[…]

Use These 6 Key Ways to Thrive in the Midst of Change

Have you noticed how life can suddenly change and turn everything upside down when you least expect it? Pregnancy, job transfer or sudden unemployment, divorce, death of a loved one, illness or the diagnosis of a disability?   How Do You React When You Are Faced With Sudden Change? According to Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, people tend to[…]

Habits of Highly Mindful People

Mindfulness is more than meditation and staying in the present — and can make you more successful.   Why do some people seem to handle challenges with grace and ease while other crumble under stress? A growing body of research points to mindfulness as the answer. Put simply, mindfulness is, “the act of being intensely aware of what you’re sensing[…]

A Simple Routine to Quiet Your Mind and Become More Resilient

Make time every week to reflect and get centered on your commitment to lead.    Ever feel stretched to your limits at work?   Maybe you feel the strain from managing difficult workplace politics or co-worker relationships. Maybe you become stressed-out when second-guessed or criticized by a business partner. Sometimes just the mere fact that you[…]

Use Walking Meditation for Stress Relief

Turn a Simple Walk Into an Effective Stress Relief Activity   Meditation is one of the great stress management techniques because it carries many varied benefits. It can help people create mental and emotional space between them and their stressors, allowing them to gain perspective and get their bearings before tackling the stressful situations at hand. It can[…]

Characteristics of Resilient People

While people vary dramatically in the coping skills they use when confronting a crisis, researchers have identified some key characteristics of resilience. Many of these skills can be developed and strengthened, which can improve your ability to deal with life’s setbacks.   Resilient people are aware of situations, their own emotional reactions and the behavior of those[…]

How to Tell You Have Reached the Point of Burnout

When stress is left unmanaged, it can lead to burnout. Here’s how to recognize if you’re starting to get burned out and what you can do about it.   If you are experiencing high amounts of stress in your lifestyle, it’s important to maintain an awareness that burnout could potentially be looming in the future if you don’t take steps[…]

When Stress Is Actually Good for You

Many people believe that all stress is bad, but you may have heard that there’s “good stress” and “bad stress.” Do you know what people mean by that? We rarely hear people say, “I’m really feeling stressed—isn’t that great?” But if we didn’t have some stress in our lives—the ‘good stress’ variety—we’d feel rudderless and unhappy. If[…]