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work life balance

Do you have too many tabs open on your brain, this month? Once you emerge from the pile of field trip permission slips and camp forms, all after a full day’s work, maybe you can close a few tabs in your brain, recharge, and reboot. But that’s probably unlikely as these next 3 months will...
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As we finish up our series on reinventing our relationship to stress, I wanted to be sure that one of the most important aspects to building stress-resiliency isn’t forgotten about: Rest and Recovery. Despite all kinds of messaging from productivity podcasts, books on achievement and motivational “experts” telling you that constant hustling is the only...
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We’re all connected in this human experience and it’s probably not all rainbows and unicorns at your neighbor’s house, either.

About a month ago, I was leaving my son’s end-of-season banquet for his ski team. It was late and cold. As we made our way through the parking lot, I saw a mom struggling to get her 3-year-old in the car. He was having a big tantrum – stomping his ski boots, crying, yelling –...
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Making sure that no one ever sees us sweat should only be the goal of the deodorant industry. Instead, having faith in yourself that you are more than equipped to handle life's challenges is the better option.

In 2012, I was asked to give my first TEDx talk. About 10 minutes after hanging up the phone with the organizers, I went from being very flattered to being very freaked out. It was hard enough to condense my life’s work into a 15-minute talk, but how was I going to remember and successfully...
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The goal is not to bundle ourselves in bubble wrap to avoid all stress, but rather to change the way we think about stress.

In our everyday lexicon, stress has become the negative blanket term for things both traumatic and slightly annoying in our lives. We’ve stopped searching for more specific language to describe what’s truly happening in the moment. Instead, we label everything from divorce to a printer jam as “stressful”. We don’t get to choose whether our...
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You can let your work inspire you or you can let it take you down. This was what my wise yoga teacher said the other day, and it got me thinking about how true it is. In the last decade of teaching mindfulness, stress-resiliency and engagement at work, I’ve found that it doesn’t matter if you’re the...
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