Archive for month: May, 2022

Going back to the office? 6 tips to help you adjust

Our working situations have changed dramatically since early 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic caused many people to lose their jobs, and companies around the world made the move to remote work. For example, by June 2020, 42 percent of the US labor [...]

How to have better, deeper conversations

It’s happened to all of us. You’re sitting down for dinner with an old friend to catch up. You’re in the middle of sharing an anecdote when their phone dings. Their eyes shift to the screen, and they slide their device [...]

Why are some people irritable all the time? And what can you do?

As a psychologist who’s been in private practice for 25 years, I’ve seen that there are as many kinds of relationship problems as there are humans on this planet. But one issue that keeps coming up is about irritability — [...]

2 words that can help check your assumptions about people

Asking “so what?” can bring out your hidden beliefs and ideas, says career strategist Gail Tolstoi-Miller. Six seconds. That’s how long the typical recruiter is said to spend reviewing a resume. In order to whiz through a dashboard full of [...]

5 tips to writing emails that will always get you a reply

Emails are just as fundamental these days as food and water in our lives, and they form a large part of our daily communications. Roughly 300 billion emails are sent around the world every day, according to Statista. On average, each of [...]

There are 5 kinds of clutter — which one is filling your life?

Overwhelm. That word doesn’t feel very pleasant hanging there, does it? It brings up feelings of failure and isolation. I’m a professional organizer, and it’s the word that I hear the most from new clients. I have a friend and client [...]

The science behind panic attacks — and what you can do to manage them

Have you ever woken up in the morning — or even in the middle of the night — only to find that your body is already in full-blown, heart-racing fight-or-flight mode? Panic attacks are surprisingly common; at least one-third of [...]