Feeling Pressure in the Holidays?

We’re firmly into the holiday season. We’ve passed through Halloween, Thanksgiving, are today ending Hanukkah and yet have Christmas and the New Year’s celebrations. Whatever your beliefs about the holidays, their celebrations -whether active or passive – can take tolls on many of us, especially if we’re perfectionists. Lots of my clients and readers are .. read more

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On December 14th, 2015, posted in: downtime, stress by

Tips for Handling Toxic Environments

It seems I keep running into environments where stress is a killer for the employee. Not as in coffin or cremate, but at least regarding sense of isolation and anxiety and lack of recognition or support. In some of these cases, it does translate into loss of life, because it becomes loss of self. What .. read more

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Feed your Introvert Downtime Need

It’s Friday, a great day for us introverts to reduce our stress. If we’ve been out meeting with folks during the day through the rest of the week, maybe even attended a few “required” evening events, we need the downtime.¬†Friday is a great day to set aside “me” time: follow up on the paper trails, .. read more

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On January 13th, 2012, posted in: downtime, exhaustion, stress by

Introvert Barrier #1

It’s the biggest killer in today’s society: Stress. Introverts feel so much better when we manage ourselves. Until then, we are our own biggest enemy. We tend to let stress do us in. The number one barrier to introverts’ self worth is stress. We need to break down this barrier. As Jennifer B. Kahnweiler writes in .. read more

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On January 9th, 2012, posted in: Breaking down barriers, introverts, stress by