December 17, 2018

Our brains are still looking for that sabre-tooth tiger

Q: During my review, I received feedback that people think I can be negative. I have to admit that I have become quite negative lately. It’s not much fun and it's clearly impacting me at work. This isn’t how I used to be. How can I turn this around? Interesting fact, did you know our brain is hardwired to focus on the negative? Solid research … [Read more...]

The upside of Envy

Q: A friend and I are in the same profession. They have advanced more quickly then I have and I hate to admit it bothers me somehow. I don’t want these feelings to get in the way of our friendship. What can I do about it? A: Ah yes, the pang of envy. Did you know that research is now showing that envy can have a positive effect on our lives? … [Read more...]

The power of making failure an option…

  Q: A presentation I gave at work was an epic failure, nerves got the better of me and it went terribly. I have to give another presentation next month and I’m so worried I’ll fail again I don’t want to do it. What can I do? A: Failure is rough, no matter how you slice it. Many of us grew up with the notion “failure is not an option” or … [Read more...]

What’s worth doing even if you fail?

  For anybody who knows me, running is kind of my thing. It’s where I find my centre and connect with myself. It’s a moving meditation, my whole body says “Ah, yes, there I am”. I’m a better “me” in every area of my life when I run. Not to mention, if you ask my husband and kids, I’m a much nicer person to live with! Brene Brown … [Read more...]

Are you the office martyr?

  Q: I have always thought of myself as being a team player & hard worker. Recently I overheard someone call me a “martyr” at work and they find me difficult to work with. I have been working long hours and been pretty stressed lately but what does that even mean? Being a hard worker shows your commitment to your job and company, … [Read more...]