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Married to your Job? Find Happiness at Work

Married to your Job? Find Happiness at Work

My job tends to focus on building healthy relationships, happiness, and productivity at work.  Still, Eli Finkel’s research on marriages piqued my interest. With all the time we spend at work, why shouldn’t we ask as much of our job as we ask of our partners, family and friends? Finkel ... Read More
Don’t hate . . . collaborate

Don’t hate . . . collaborate

I grew up in a family of three girls. Although I was fanatical about sports, I was not a sports fan. I was a doer, not a viewer. But now, living in New England with my husband and two boys, being a sports fan is not optional. So, as the Patriots fan I’ve become, I… Read More
5 Mission Critical Motives for Meetings and Ways to Make Them Marvelous

5 Mission Critical Motives for Meetings and Ways to Make Them Marvelous

My mind was swimming with ideas on how to gamify work and get more done at work after reading Gamestorming by Dave Gray and Sunni Brown . Meetings continue to get a bad rap, but as we transform meetings from time-wasters to strategic imperatives, the question isn’t whether to meet, but rather ... Read More
No gift of the gab? No Worries!

No gift of the gab? No Worries!

Some people have the gift of the gab . . . and some us just don’t.  Sometimes I wish I did. When it comes to conversation, I suppose I’d say that I’m comfortable with silences and that I prefer quality to quantity. But I do relish rich, meaningful, and insightful conversations.  ... Read More
The Pillar of Trust

The Pillar of Trust

Conflict is a part of life. It’s part of sibling, family, and spousal relationships. It rears its ugly head at work when colleagues have different ideas about how to achieve a goal, when they discuss who should do what work and when personalities clash. Conflict is part of friendships and, a... Read More
Learning how to talk to each other again

Learning how to talk to each other again

After the most divisive political season in our nation’s history, I think we’re all trying to figure out how to move on. We talk about unifying our divided country, about building mutual support and repairing relationships, but have little idea how to do it. The key to building relations... Read More
Fidgeting is Good for your Health!

Fidgeting is Good for your Health!

Can’t sit still?  You’re not alone.  And, chances are, you’re healthier because of it! The big reason that fidgeting is associated with good health is that it keeps your blood flowing and prevents it from pooling. In her New York Times article, “Why Fidgeting Is Good Medicine,... Read More
Choosing a Stand-up Sit-down Desk or Monitor Riser

Choosing a Stand-up Sit-down Desk or Monitor Riser

As the health benefits of not sitting at a desk all day have become more widely accepted and the  popularity of sit-to-stand workstations grown, it’s not surprising that a plethora of new monitor risers and stand-up desk solutions have simultaneously hit the market. While it’s great t... Read More