by Ashlee Slyman

You are at work drowning in paperwork and deadlines. The feeling of panic is setting in, and your coworker says to you, “Just take a deep breath.” It’s a phrase that we all have heard and have rolled our eyes at. This may sound the same as telling someone on an angry rampage to simply […]

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by Jorie Cotton

Microaggressions are becoming more and more common in the workplace.  They are defined as “subtle but offensive comments or actions directed at a minority or nondominant group that is often unintentional or unconsciously reinforces a stereotype.” In many cases, these hidden messages may invalidate the group identity or experiential reality of target persons; demean them […]

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Happiness at Work

by Bernard Dyme

I was recently asked to do a presentation on benefits to leaders of not-for-profit organizations. Now when most of us think of benefits, we immediately think about health insurance, 401K plans, compensation, etc.  Don’t get me wrong; these are important.  In fact these are critical and in many cases required by law, but as I […]

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by Colleen OBrien

No matter your background and upbringing, relationships are hard. Blending your life with someone else’s requires compromises—hopefully on both ends—to figure out a comfortable balance. Depending on various factors, finding that comfy spot is easier for some than others. One of those weighty factors is your own upbringing. Your emotional experience with your own parents […]

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