As I was driving to work this morning, I heard the song "Get Up" from Shine Down. It's a powerful, extremely motivating song. I believe it was written about depression, and the video appears to be about a woman who lost her husband in the service. She struggles to overcome her grief of losing her loved [...]
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I was thinking about my journey as a divorced woman of over two years. My ex-husband and I were together for more than 28 years of our lives and had two wonderful children. Without him, the concept of going back into the dating world, navigating finances, and just overall adulting on my own scared me [...]
Resiliency is the ability to adapt to highly stressful situations or crisis. People who are more resilient can adapt more to adversity than those that just give up when things get tough. They can manage stress caused by life changes, difficult obstacles, and high standards put on their plates. To a certain degree, people are [...]
As Spring approaches, everything begins to come alive. New growth is everywhere, days are longer, and people seem to have a renewed energy. As I reflect on his time of the year, I think of how we can start anew. Spring is the perfect time for us to set goals and work on future visions! Think [...]
Office gossip spreads like wildfire and is detrimental to the workplace morale. How do we create an environment that is anti-gossip? Make it clear that gossip will not be tolerated. Develop consequences for employees who are participating in spreading hurtful information and enforce these consequences consistently. Train your employees on how to handle someone who [...]
Research shows that people love to receive words of affirmation. For some, it’s their main love language. Showing gratitude for others effort and gifts they bring to the company can create a sense of importance and significance. It's human nature to want to feel like they belong to a bigger cause or a community. One [...]
One of the most important things in life is being able to trust your gut and pay attention to your deepest wishes. However, it's tricky to know the difference between impulsive actions and speaking up in order to honor your morals and values. When I was fresh out of my divorce, I was so afraid [...]
"Be still and know that I am God; The original Hebrew root of be still doesn't mean be quiet; it mean let go." That's very different, don't you think? Let go and know that I am God! Let go of trying to control your spouse! Let go of your worries about finances! Let go of [...]
As February comes to a close, I thought I would comment one last time on abuse in relationships. I am in a preventative mindset today. Statistics tell us that people who come from an abusive family, where they have witnessed a parent dominant abuse their spouse or children, is more likely to abuse others. [...]
February is Teen Dating Violence awareness month. As I prepare to give a speech about healthy relationships to a group of high school students, my daughter is at the forefront of my mind. I am blessed that she is not in an abusive situation. However, with one in three teens reporting they have been in [...]