How to Counter Zoom Fatigue

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We all know now that Zoom fatigue is real. With the continued every day full of zoom meetings week after week 5 days a week is exhausting. You are not able to have the usual eye to eye contact; the person speaking is looking into the camera while everyone else is looking lower at their…

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5 Tips on Reducing Stress and Anxiety

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A year plus into this pandemic, I still most days wake up and think about the movie “Groundhog Day.” Here we go again, wash, rinse, repeat. Ok, that has definitely increased one’s stress and anxiety. I continue to remind myself; I have never lived through such a time like this in my life. So, it’s…

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Make Your New Year’s Resolution a Reality

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2020. A year that none of us could have imagined. I can’t even begin to figure out how to process 2020. Much less my feelings. I think it will be sometime before I can lower my defense walls to allow that to happen. The sheer loss alone is unimaginable. We all have suffered such emotional…

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Tips to Lowering Your Stress During the Holidays

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The coronavirus has altered how we normally would celebrate the holidays, to say the least. It hasn’t though taken away all the preparations for the holiday season. Because of these added things to juggle along with our everyday lives, the holidays usually bring extra stress, and with the COVID-19 level of stress we are all…

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Strategies for Managing Up

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Managing up sometimes gets a bad rap. You’re not in elementary school anymore where you might have been made fun of, called a “suck up” or the “Teacher’s Pet.” This is a critical skill set in the corporate world and important to your career and job satisfaction. Whether you have the best manager in the…

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Summer Brain – How to Shake It Off

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Unofficially, when we pass the Labor Day holiday, summer is in the rear-view mirror and fall is ahead. During these COVID-19 times, the workload seems to only get bigger and the days longer. Yet, our attitude shifts a little during summer. We are outdoors more enjoying the weather, vacations/stay-vacations happen, if you have kids, they’re…

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Tips to Counter Zoom Fatigue

Woman on zoom meeting

Zoom fatigue is real. It seemed novel in the beginning, but now with week after week of 8-10 hours a day 5 days a week it is exhausting. You are not able to have the usual eye to eye contact; the person speaking is looking into the camera while everyone else is looking lower at…

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Gratitude During COVID-19. Is it Overused?

Gratitude During COVID-19. Is it Overused?

The word gratitude. I have been hearing, reading, seeing that word everywhere since the beginning of this pandemic. Do you think it is being overused? I would say it is not overused for good reason. As humans, we tend to focus on the bad things in our lives. Showing gratitude for the people and things…

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Even Pandemics Give Rise to Opportunities

Even Pandemics Give Rise to Opportunities

We are living in a pandemic that we have not ever experienced in our lifetime. And yet, there are opportunities to be learned from it. We are seeing short-term opportunities that can be translated into long-term solutions such as those related to air pollution that is choking our cities. As leaders, as humans, it is…

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