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Vacationing through Mindfulness and Meditation

Are your employees skipping vacation this year, like 25% of their fellow Americans?  Executives may be too busy, and 60% of employees say they can’t afford it, according to a Bankrate survey,  but whatever the reason, we know that not taking a vacation is one cause of worker stress, creating healthcare cost burdens for many organizations.    What if there was a simple yet proven way …

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It’s a Spooky Time: Ghosting in the Workplace

In the dating world, ghosting seems a handy way to facilitate a lucky escape after a cringe-worthy, worst-date ever.  You know you’ve been ghosted when texts go unanswered, and you’ve been unfriended on Facebook.   But in this record-setting job market, business ghosting, e.g., crickets when a finalist asks if she got the job or the sudden disappearance of your newly hired star, has …

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Are You Too Old to Work There?

Not hired because you are pregnant?  Not hired because of a disability? Not hired because of your race or sexual orientation? How about not hired because you are too old? Blatant discrimination makes us angry, but when it comes to ageism, many businesses haven’t addressed it internally, despite greater awareness.  Remember, when a young Mark Zuckerberg famously said, “Young people are just …

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Sticky Notes for a Healthy Lifestyle

Have you noticed lately that you aren’t entirely on your game, your attention-span seems sluggish, or you’re burned out by 3 pm?  It could be that you are too busy juggling work, life, and family to focus on work.  Or it could be that what you do or don’t put in your mouth is affecting your performance. We all get busy and forget …

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How to Make Your Pause for Parenthood Look Good on a Resume

Years ago, I took some time off to stay at home with my young boys.  Previously, I had worked in a demanding position in editorial for a publishing company.  After I married, I moved overseas, had children, and when my youngest turned two, I knew it was time to rejoin the working world.   Since there were no publishing houses in my local area …