Interviews can be stressful for people under the best of circumstances. But with fewer jobs out there, the perception that no one is hiring, and the very real possibility of going months before getting even one interview, many interviewees are putting added stress on themselves. Ironically this added stress is likely to undercut their performance … Continue reading 5 tips to set yourself up for a successful interview
I read a fun article the other day describing ten of the worst fears Americans have. For those of you who want to skip to the chase, here’s the list: Dentists Dogs Flying Thunder and lightning The dark Heights Being around people other than family (including speaking in front of groups) Specific places, like elevators, … Continue reading What are the top ten worst fears?
Internalized messages from your family, even second-hand ones, can keep you from growing your business.
I am excited to offer an in-person group in November to help people get control over their fear of flying before the day before Thanksgiving, which is the busiest flying day of the year. By the way, if you are interested but cannot attend the November seminar, please email me to discuss whether individual telephone … Continue reading Overcome Your Fear of Flying Seminar
I just read about a study done on stress and girls 7 to 12 years old. (Stay with me here; this could be helpful to you.) It seems that seeing or just talking to their mothers helped lower their stress. In the study, the girls were given something stressful to do. Then one-third met with … Continue reading Stress Relief Is Just a Phone Call Away
I've been assuming that there is a link between stress, anxiety and depression for years now, recommending that strategies to counter an anxiety disorder be used to fight depression, that approaches to lessen depression can work on anxiety, and that all of these strategies should be tried on plain old stress. This has been based … Continue reading The Link Between Stress, Anxiety and Depression
It's a truism that, as stress goes up, sleep goes down. I was talking with a client this week who has been having trouble sleeping. She has been using the technique of tapping on acupressure points I teach to work on some other stressors in her life but had not used the tapping on her … Continue reading Tapping to Sleep Better
I just read an article about some research that both confirmed what I knew and added a twist. First the confirmation: happier people spent 25 percent less time alone and 70 percent more time talking than unhappier people in the study. I have long preached the importance of spending time with the good people in … Continue reading Meaningful Conversations May Improve Your Mood
In case you didn't have enough incentive to bring your stress down already, researchers have just announced that the most anxious and depressed people have the highest risk of heart disease. So, if you want a healthy heart, follow the immortal words of the song: "Don't worry; be happy." Of course, this is always easier … Continue reading For a Healthier Heart, Just Be Happy
I'm taking my own advice and having a mental health day. I'm going to do things that are not work-related, turn off the computer and the phone, and go for a walk. I highly recommend this for everyone, those who are stressed and those who want to avoid getting stressed. Give it a try. Get … Continue reading Mental Health Day