Beating Eating: 5 Steps to Overcome Emotional Eating

One of the ways in which we cope with stress and other issues is through eating. This kind of eating, while it may feel comforting in the moment, can lead to a variety of health issues, both physical and mental. Here’s a five-step plan to beat your emotional dependence on food: STEP 1: Ask yourself, […]

3 Myths about Depression

October is National Depression Awareness Month, so let’s talk a little more about the common mental illness that affects millions of Americans every year. A specific incident or a combination of factors may be at the root of an individual’s depression. Grief over the loss of a loved one, a major life change, physical or […]

Disconnect to Connect

Disconnect to Connect

Depression. It’s one of the most common mental health issues among adults. In fact, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 16.1 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in 2015. And depression can be linked to social media, a study by […]

Leadership, Onboarding & Puppies

My wife and I recently brought home a puppy so Gherkin, our 2-year-old dog, could once again have a sister (we lost our beloved Patches in May). This weekend, we were marveling at how well the new puppy, lovingly named Whiskey Rose, has acclimated to our family. She is already walking on a leash and […]

A Barista’s Tale

A Barista’s Tale

“Hey! I paid for a Grande, not a Tall in a Grande cup!” I know it’s far from the worst job on the planet. Some days it feels like the worst job on the planet. But hey— it’s my job, and the customer wants me to fill her latte to the top. So I steam […]

Secrets to Self-Care

Secrets to Self-Care

Self-care. The buzzword has been circulating in areas of mental health, but everyone has a slightly different definition and idea of how to execute it. In short, self-care is any activity that adds to or replenishes you. Self-care can be having your hair cut, or something physical, like receiving a massage or exercising. It can […]

5 Steps to Avoid…Procrastination

  Psychologists see procrastination as a kind of avoidance behavior. Everyone puts things off until the last minute sometimes, but procrastinators chronically avoid difficult tasks and deliberately look for distractions. Procrastination in large part reflects our perennial struggle with self-control as well as our inability to accurately predict how we’ll feel tomorrow, or the next […]

Change is Part of Our Business DNA

This past Monday was a solar eclipse of the sun.  The last time this incredible change occurred was 40 years ago, on February 26, 1979, and it is not set to happen again for another 7 years. Businesses in today’s world must be ready to change much more quickly. And while it isn’t always easy […]

“Stay Program” – An Employee Retention Strategy for Managers

After recruiting great people, a retention and engagement strategy is important. Retention is a key factor in any organization, and a great tool to begin the process of engaging and retaining your employees is a Stay Program. The fundamental component of this program is the Stay Interview. A Stay Interview is mean to prevent turnover, […]

Workplace Martyrs

We lived through the Medieval Age, the Roman Age, even the Age of Aquarius to lead us to the Workplace Martyr Age. Despite the popular idea that Millennials are a lazy workforce, it seems they have a goal of workplace Martyrdom and need to learn to say no. This is an important skill for all […]