August 2, 2019
I want to spend a little time today talking to you about this mysterious and elusive thing people refer to as work-life balance. I call it mysterious because if you gathered a group of 20 people you might get 20 different responses as to what constitutes work-life balance. I call it elusive because, much like Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster or the fountain of youth, many of us search and search for it in vain.
January 17, 2019
Today, I’d like to share some thoughts on vision, values, priorities and goals. Though it’s a bit late in coming, a post like this is almost obligatory. Most of us who have worked in any sort of corporate or academic environments have engaged in goal setting. We’ve perhaps been subjected to or the beneficiaries of SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound/Timely) goal planning methods. Theoretically, we should be experts in this and we
October 27, 2018
In my last post, I discussed the effect information overload can have on our lives. We looked at the spectacular amount of stimuli demanding our attention from the very moment we awaken as well as the strain that can put on our mental/physical resources. We also looked at some specific things busy people can do to engage in self-care by being intentional with their environment and their time. The end result, a body and mind
October 26, 2018
In our fast-moving, ever changing world, determining how to focus your attention and energy can be a very challenging task. There are so many things clamoring for our attention and focus daily that one could easily struggle just to keep up with truly necessary information. So, what happens when all that information reaches a processing bottleneck? If you’re having trouble remembering things you wouldn’t normally forget, making decisions, managing your workflows, keeping your cool or