General Interest

Practicing Emotional Safety in Healthcare

Healthcare workers work with people in their most vulnerable states. Some patients face life-threatening illnesses, while others experience severe chronic pain and may struggle to find the words to describe how they’re feeling. Medical professionals relate to these emotions.  In fact, Healthcare organizations have higher staff turnover rates because the task of caring for someone

Develop your Relationships.

Despite the transactional nature permeating many of the actions of our daily lives, the reality is that relationships affect the quality of our lives, professional and personal. Often people make superficial connections, investing just enough time and energy into them to keep them alive, and not developing them to their full potential. What if you

Internalizing External Events

In our day to day lives, events are constantly occurring around us. Even if we were to stand completely still and do absolutely nothing all day long, the world around us would continue moving, and events would continue to occur. These external events typically have nothing to do with things that we have said or

The Importance of Apologizing – and Meaning It

“I’m sorry”. It’s a phrase that is difficult for some to utter. It is also a phrase thrown around often by others, sometimes without any meaning behind it. You may say that you’re sorry as a habit when you’ve made someone feel a negative emotion.  From a very young age, we were taught that ‘sorry” is

Changing the Feeling of Fear into Possibility: A Mindset Shift

“Fear.”  What feelings does this word bring up for you? Why?  The word usually brings about feelings of nervousness, anxiety, discomfort, or even sadness. The feeling of fear often has negative connotations, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Fear can be paralyzing for those not sure how to harness its power.  Fear is perceived

Benefits of Staying Organized on Mental Health

In recent years, there has been a lot of focus on the benefits of getting organized on mental health. There are even whole television shows dedicated to the topic. At the same time, the conversation around mental health is bigger than ever, especially as we’ve all experienced a lot of stress over the past couple

Determining and Using Your Strengths and Talents

Each individual has unique strengths and talents. What are your strengths and talents? How do you use these in your everyday life?  Difference Between Strength and Talent Strength and talent do not mean the same thing. Talents are like unpolished diamonds, rough around the edges but with great potential. Talents are your inborn, unique ability

National Stress Awareness Month: 12 Tips for Reducing Stress

Everyone goes through stressful periods in their life.  Despite stress being commonly experienced, most people still struggle to recognize its signs and may not be equipped with the tools to deal with it. National Stress Awareness Month was started to help raise awareness about stress. What causes it, and how can you combat stressors in your

8 Frequently Asked Questions: Get The Most Out of Professional Training and Coaching Services

Investing in your personal or professional goals can be intimidating, especially if you don’t have all the information you need. Many people I speak to have a general sense of which areas of themselves or their lives they want to improve, whether it’s their mental health, emotional intelligence, workplace culture, communication or leadership skills, or

Big Talk: 4 Tips to Have More Meaningful Conversations in Your Professional (and Personal) Life

Has your time at work started to feel empty, like you’re simply going through the motions? You’re not alone—in these challenging times, stress, anxiety, and burnout are on the rise. This is especially true in the healthcare industry, where a recent survey found a shocking three-quarters of participants reported mental health struggles.  Most of us want work to feel

Keeping Your New Years Resolutions – There’s Still Time

Almost all of us have made new year’s resolutions. Some of us make the same ones every year and then forget about them a week later. We may set grand plans too hard to achieve and get discouraged when we realize it may be years before we accomplish anything.  And just a tiny number of

Caregivers and Care Recipients: Who Are They?

Caregivers assist individuals (Care Recipients) who can’t take care of themselves, whether that be children, adults, or seniors. Caregivers fulfill an essential role in society. Who Are Caregivers? Caregivers may be formal and informal.  Formal caregivers are usually paid workers in the healthcare system who provide primary or secondary care for children, adults, and senior citizens