well-being

How To Stop Being The Rescuer

by Karen Keller, Ph.D.

Women are rescuers. Often at their own expense. They rescue people at work, in their companies, even distant relatives. It happens consciously and subconsciously. We don’t even recognize our codependent behavior until it’s too late. Women assume, sometimes against their better judgment, responsibility for making sure everyone is happy or at least satisfied. For some[...]

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The next generation of young leaders is just beginning the process of becoming curious. Looking for what meaning and purpose they will create for their life. Young leaders are now discovering what matters while emerging into the beginning stages of leadership. These young leaders who will be springing into the workplace; the small business, the[...]

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Health. Women are taking charge of their health. They want to make informed decisions, to have early detection, and to have increased knowledge of what is possible. Women are refusing to assume someone else’s decision as their own. Relationship Advice. Women are experts at relationships. They value the engagement, conversation and comfort of healthy relationships[...]

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You’re working late every night this week. The take out containers are starting to pile up like a leaning tower of Kung Pao Chicken, Pho and sandwich wrappers. You’ve foregone drying your hair in the morning to get just 5 extra minutes of work done. This project means everything to you and you are not going to let it fail.
The problem is, right now, you’re trying so hard, that you may cause it to fail. On occasion, we push ourselves too hard in our job. Either we get put in charge of too many projects or we take on something impossibly large. A project too big for one person that you’re handling by yourself. Very few people can keep up this behavior for too long, before their work starts to suffer, and the project you’ve worked so hard to make brilliant becomes something you can barely do anymore. Don’t let this happen to you! Here are some tips on just letting go.

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Top 5 Ways to Come Home

by Karen Keller, Ph.D.

Home. A place to live, feel secure, be free. Yes. But not the home you sleep in every night. This home is where you return when you’ve been hurt or damaged. The home where you celebrate your victories and evaluate your future plans. This is the place inside you where nobody else is privy. Where[...]

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It’s no secret that what you wear says a lot about who you are, your self-esteem, and your professionalism. Additionally, your work clothes “brand” your image on the job. So if you want to be taken seriously and be successful in your career, you have to dress accordingly. But you don’t have to wear stodgy[...]

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Top 5 Reasons Relationships Fail

by Karen Keller, Ph.D.

Every relationship’s cornerstone is based on trust. And trust comes from telling the truth. So what is the reason so many relationships fail? Here are five: The Half Truth. Telling the other person only what you want them to know or what they only want to hear is a slippery slope. Jack Nicholson told Diane[...]

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Working moms and dads get a bad rap. They are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. Do or don’t what? Everything! The working parent is busting you-know-what to be everything, everywhere to everyone. Face it – that’s impossible even for Wonder Woman or Super Man. Every working parent I know at some[...]

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It’s Friday afternoon; you’ve faced another long week at work. You love your job and your family, but the kids are driving you up the wall, and it’s hubby’s night out with the guys. So you order pizza, throw a movie in the DVD player and numb out to Beauty and the Beast. Not the[...]

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A group of anthropologists at Cambridge were conducting research on the concepts of pessimism and optimism. Their subjects were two young boys: one a pessimist and the other an optimist. The pessimistic boy was put in a room full of wonderful toys. The optimistic boy was put in a room with nothing but a barrel[...]

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