“What An Idiot”: A Lesson in Self-Compassion

If you have ever blown it or failed at an important task, you have likely felt the keen sting of self-disappointment or even self-loathing.  At these moments, when you feel the lowest, have you noticed how you treat yourself?  Do you respond with self-compassion or self-flagellation?  If you’re like me (and like most of my…

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A Busy Person’s Guide To Healthy Living

It’s 5:30pm already, and you are still at your desk.  The last time you got up was at 2:15pm for a bio break and a handful of almonds.  There are still plenty of unanswered emails, your family is talking about dinner and you are wondering where the time has gone since you sat down at…

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How to Avoid Burnout

Life is busy and can be overwhelming these days.  It feels like the pace and demands of the world have exponentially sped up.  Here are some ideas on how to manage and eventually avoid burning yourself out. Notice and name your burnout When does it happen? (After a huge project, weekly, when personal and work…

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