Feeling genuinely valued and appreciated in the workplace has a tremendous impact on employee satisfaction, engagement, and performance. However, in many workplaces, managers and leadership often forget to recognize the hard work of their staff. When employees feel their efforts go unnoticed, they begin to experience a decline in morale, disengagement, and burnout. As an […]
Are you familiar with the analogy of having a stone in your shoe? When someone refers to a stone in their shoe, they are often denoting a persistent problem – either something that nags at them or issues that bother them, upset them, or even make them angry. These issues require that we stop, pull […]
Well, I’ve got news, it is not! Think about all the cliches that people use when it comes to crises. Aren’t these little adages just an attempt to put a positive spin on something we do not like? It often boils down to a simple theme, and I know you know this to be true […]
Run towards the roar The animals of the jungle know this innate truth – the Lion is the undisputed king. However, the reality is that as the Lion rules, he ages. As he grows older, more and more animals begin to question and undermine his power; the Lion wakes up every day and must defend […]
What if we paused to take 2 minutes on 11 – 11 – 11?
How often have you thought, or even heard yourself saying, you’d like to be more content? You’d like to be more satisfied? Or I would be more content if…
Doesn’t it feel like sometimes we are caught in a squeeze play? The pressure of completing work assignments, family responsibilities, and meeting workplace expectations, all while maintaining our mental health, yet are we given the authority to make those necessary, final decisions?
The hardest part of wellness, or at least for most of the people I talk with, is to stop thinking of it as not being sick or ill. Yet there is nothing that new. I want to share a poem called And the People Stayed Home’ at the end of this newsletter, but read and then notice the year it was written!
What I am really saying is just what Grandma would say, “what you are speaks so loudly, people cannot hear what we are saying.” Picture the scene; have you ever had one of those weeks where it seems so draining, yet if someone asked what we did – it would be hard to put into words? […]
Unplugging will not Recharge us; recreation is about re-creat-ing! This morning I want to take a nod to those of you with kids who have a March Break. I want to offer some ideas to ensure that you recharge but also own the fact that recreation is about re-creat-ing. One of the greatest ironies is […]