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We don’t enter marriage perfect or finished.
Marriage therapist, David Schnarch coined the phrase, “Marriage is a people-growing machine” in the 1990s, pointing to his beliefs that:
- If the relationship is working, it must begin to confront the individuals in the relationship
DO YOU EVER GET DOWN ON YOURSELF?
Most of us would probably say we could focus better on our work. We have busy lives, a multitude of issues, challenges, decisions, and interactions on our minds at any given moment. Life is more complicated than it was a decade, three decades, five decades ago,...
In my last post, I shared this framework (illustration below) to illustrate that focus isn’t binary. It isn’t good/bad, on/off, poor/strong, at least not that simply stated.
You could be – and likely are – stronger in some of these facets of focus, and more...
In my last blog, I shared several big ideas about focus:
- There are four aspects to corralling and sustaining focus:
- It’s likely that one or two of the aspects above is a bigger challenge for you than the others (click) HERE for a quick self-assessment to help you pinpoint...
In talking with organizations and individuals about what behaviors and practices make for a “brain-friendlier” workplace, I include the importance of quality self-care.
What does self-care include? In my view, to enable us to be the best we can be physically, cognitively, and...
AN ORDINARY ERRAND:
It was an ordinary trip to our local Costco (aka “LargeLand”) and I was on autopilot. I was sneaking in the trip before picking my kids up from their daycamp in order to avoid (I’ll admit it) the whining and pleading for anything at or below their at eye...
What do you see in this picture? A teenager mindlessly surfing the web on a summer afternoon? Think again.
This is my oldest daughter, nearly 17 years old, doing the required online training for her new (and first) part-time job for a well-known coffee shop. I watch her in fascination, because:...
Let’s tackle a common myth head on, shall we?
The myth is: that management and leadership training work.
For many managers and leaders, leadership training often conjures up images of bad role play activities, easy-peasy 5-step guides to doing everything better, and techniques so...
|Behavior is not random. We don’t get up in the morning and fire off this random, nonsensical series of purposeless behavior that comes out of nowhere. All behavior is driven by the need to meet a core need. |
|We all have a core set of needs that we’re trying to...|
The statistics are compelling:
-over 70% of employees are disengaged
-close to 10% of U.S. adults have experienced depression at least once
-over 31% of U.S. adults experience an anxiety disorder at least once
-over 19% of adults suffer as a target of workplace bullying
-another 19% of adults...
|It’s hard to catch a breath between breaking news updates about coronavirus, and it seems the pace and urgency of the messages increases daily. I don’t intend to gratuitously add to the flood of information, but I do want to offer a perspective that may be helpful to you in...|