Sep 08

In a previous post I talked about the importance of resilience in our day to day lives. One contributor to resilience is our experience of external supports (perceived and enacted). Another source of resources is within us. The more resilient we are, the more quickly we are able to rebound from challenging circumstances. This is true of major life events (adjusting to losing a job) as well as everyday sources of stress (unexpected work that gets dropped in your lap). The more resilient a person feels, the more confidence they have in their ability to withstand the turmoil that comes their way each day. Continue reading »

Sep 01

It should come as no surprise to anyone that all people want to be loved. It’s one of our deepest needs. Even within our professional relationships, we want to be loved. Now most people would not identify that need as love per se when it comes to coworkers and supervisors. But the basic elements are there. We want to know that our colleagues and bosses care about us, support us, and think well of us. So call it what you will, the same need exists within our professional relationships the same way it does in our personal ones. Continue reading »

Aug 25

Got Stress? Want to learn ways of handling it better?

LCL and LOMAP are offering a free Stress and Time Management series starting this Friday (August 28th) and running for three weeks. We will cover topics related to recognizing stressors and your response to them, ways of dealing with stress so that the stress does not wear you down, and practical time management skills that can make a significant impact on your stress levels. Continue reading »

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