Steve Jobs + The Enneagram

Understanding other people’s thought process, emotions and ensuing behaviors is a highly valuable skill. Whether you are an entrepreneur, or just wanting to relate better to others in personal relationships, The Enneagram is an amazing tool. In business, I know that many people use the Myers-Briggs test, but my preference is for the Enneagram. I […]

Stuck in an Broken Elevator..Stressed or what?

I had an “alarming” event happen this week. I lived through a stressful event, and used my own stress relief tools on MYSELF! What do you do when you when life presents an event where you have to press an alarm button? I’ve been in the middle of a move (moving is considered one of […]

Stressed Out? Warm Your Hands

Next time you are feeling stressed, pay attention to the temperature in your hands! Research shows that hand temperature can be an indicator of your body’s reaction to stress. The most fascinating part about it is, that you can change your stress level, and your reaction to stress by warming your hands! I know it […]

Fight or Flight? Women Use More Choices for Stress

For so much of time, women have been treated like second class citizens. Did you know that drug trials to figure out the efficacy of medication had previously been done only on men? And for much of the scientific literature that we take for granted now, we are finding when it’s re-tested with women, the […]

Your Brain: Use It Or Lose It

How To Improve & Reverse Brain Aging  Are you using your brain? Of course, but if you’re not using your brain correctly, you are losing cells and your brain is aging more quickly. What does that mean to you? Memory loss, not being able to maintain focus, mood problems, and even physical problems can start […]

Are You TOO Busy?

The new, in answer to “how are you?” is “really busy”. Overachievers, Entrepreneurs, and it seems like women in particular, are always busy and overworked. And in some ways it can be seen as a boast disguised as a complaint. People may respond the answer, with “it’s better than the opposite”, meaning you have too […]

The BIGGEST Stressors

You’ve probably heard there are stressors that are the most difficult for everyone to deal with: Death of a loved one Divorce/breakup of a relationship Imprisonment Loss of a Job Financial problems Retirement Health Challenges  Way down there on the list is MOVING. This is something that I will be doing for the third time […]

Want To Live A Longer Life?

“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” Khalil Gibran Gibran wrote the 2nd most popular book of all time (The Bible is 1st): “The Prophet”.  It expresses profound, beautiful sentiment that applies to any sentient being!  From Dean Ornish’s book, “Love and Survival”,  to the multitudinous […]

Mistakes In Business & Life

I thought I was wrong once, but I made a mistake. Everyone makes mistakes. The question is, how do you deal with a mistake in business without compounding it’s effect? Yesterday, my auto-responder went out with |*Merge* | tag showing instead of the recipients name. Embarrassing? YOU BET! I wish I would have waited to […]

Are you Sick With Worry?

There’s always so much to do, and limited time. A day can present itself with many opportunities to stress out. But consider this: your attitude is your choice! Do you get “sick with worry”? Yes, it’s a literal description of what having an anxious attitude can do to your body! Worry is one of the […]