Recent Articles

January 1, 2022

New Year’s Resolution: A New Street

Aah, January . . . land of the New Year’s Resolutions. Over the years, I have written many times about resolutions for the January issue of Thrive. I’ve given you my general thoughts on resolutions, made suggestions about how to formulate good resolutions, and given you my argument for not […]
February 1, 2022

Making 2022 Better At Work

Can we all agree that the last two years have really thrown us for a loop? Personally, professionally, socially – all a complete train wreck (there are so many other terms I am thinking of right now . . . ) As we make our way into 2022, I am […]
March 1, 2022

Questioning your Resiliency

I’m sure our personal resiliency is something we have all questioned over the past two years, thanks to COVID-19 and hurricanes. I am on the seminar circuit once again, and it feels wonderful yet so foreign to me. We were talking about it last week at the office. It’s been […]
April 1, 2022

How Resilient Are You? (Part 2)

When I am doing workshops on resilience, I often use a rubber band as a prop. Resilience is all about being stretched with challenges, then returning to our original state. Just like rubber bands. I hold up really thin and really thick rubber bands. I ask, “Which rubber band will […]
May 1, 2022

The ACE Factor

Ever wonder how much your childhood affects your present life? Actually, quite a bit. The way we are raised colors our world view and the way we approach life. Those who are nurtured, protected, encouraged and guided tend to have a much different experience from those who are abused, neglected […]
June 1, 2022

Wow, Did You Mess Up!

Uh-oh. Big mistake. Really big mistake. And at work, of all places! Now what? Do you try to hide it and hope no one discovers it? Do you deny it if you are confronted? Aauugghh! Panic mode engaged!! Remember that time your co-worker accidentally sent out that salary information to […]
July 1, 2022

Stop Gaslighting Me! (Part 1)

I’ve been hearing the term “gaslighting” being thrown around a lot lately, have you? It appears to have secured a foothold in our vernacular, so I thought maybe we should explore it a bit. Gaslighting is a form of manipulation and psychological control. The gaslighter feeds the victim false information […]
August 1, 2022

Stop Gaslighting Me! (Part 2)

Last month we discussed this term, “gaslighting” that we are hearing more and more. This form of manipulation and control is essentially designed to have you questioning and doubting yourself. The person doing the gaslighting is typically very bright and lures you in with “love bombing” (tons of compliments, wanting […]
September 1, 2022

Put Me In, Coach!

You may have heard of Life Coaching.  Basically, life coaches are people who help you solve problems. It is different from therapy – no need to gently lead you to your moment of epiphany. Life coaches tend to tell it like it is, much like those athletic coaches we see […]
October 1, 2022

Stop Limping Along!

Are there things in your life that you find frustrating? Do you ask yourself, “How does this keep happening to me?!” Or, “Why do I keep ending up in these situations?” Well, my dear reader, it is likely you are in possession of a rock!  One day my son came […]
November 1, 2022

Letting Go and Moving Forward

It’s the holiday season again! Instead of writing about how to decrease your shopping stress, I want to address another kind of stress – holding grudges. The holidays as well as the New Year are the perfect time to think about how grudges may affect your stress level and your life […]


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