Category Archives: Burnout Prevention

Core Value Alignment – It Can Save You a Lot of Tears

It’s the kind of restroom you expect to find in an upscale office complex; the walls go from floor to ceiling instead of the half-stalls that leave your feet exposed. Perhaps it is the solid wall that creates the impression … Continue reading

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Magic Cap Prevents Abuse – Forbes and Dalai Lama, “Compassion is Essential”

I look in the mirror… Whew! No black eye, no bruised cheek, no bloody lip. No physical evidence of the abuse, abuse I have subjected myself to over the last couple of weeks, all because I took off my CAP. … Continue reading

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You Must Be Joking – Laughing Reduces Stress

It usually happens about four minutes into the conversation. A few pleasantries are exchanged. The short bios are recited. I say that I have lived in Berlin for twenty-five years and then, they pop the question! No, not that one. … Continue reading

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Are You an Overcommitted Professional? Not Sure – Check Your Résumé.

Hey there, are you an overcommitted professional? Hmmmm. Good question, right? Here is a tip to help you answer that question. If you woke up this morning after sleeping less than your usual five hours because you were up writing that … Continue reading

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Full-Stop Ahead: When Vacation Becomes a Pre-Cursor to Burn Out – 6 Red Flags

“It is not more vacation we need – it is more vocation” – Eleanor Roosevelt   Full-Stop Ahead:  When Vacation Becomes a Pre-Cursor to Burn Out A few weeks ago, my family and I spontaneously decided to take a mini-vacation … Continue reading

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You Have a Choice – A Real Life Story with a Happy Ending

On a typical Monday morning Jess* was getting ready to go to her ultra-stylish office in the law practice, where she had advanced at a break-neck pace, and become a very young senior associate.Jess stood ironing one of her two dozen … Continue reading

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Comedians, Careers and the Bermuda Triangle of Life

“Comedians tend to find a comfort zone and stay there and do lamer versions of themselves  for the rest of their career.”  – Chris Rock If you pay attention you will notice that the best comedians are those who present … Continue reading

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Go from Moan-day to Magic Mondays! Develop a ritual to get out of overwhelm

Ok, imagine it’s Monday again. Are you “A” – excited to greet Magic Monday and all its possibilities and opportunities? Or would you honestly prefer “B” – whatever it may be? If most Mondays roll around and the Sunday night blues still have a hold on you … Continue reading

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Got Happy? A super simple formula for an all-around awesome life!

How much would you pay to have a formula that when applied, virtually guarantees that you become happier and your life will be more fulfilling and more aligned with the difference you want to make in the world? And what … Continue reading

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