Category: Stress Management Techniques

Updating Old Stories & the Morning Workout

Updating Old Stories & the Morning Workout

  I have a confession to make. When I woke up at about 1:30 this morning, I found myself thinking about how psyched I was to get to my Saturday morning workout, which would be an upper body strength workout  using kettlebells, followed by a couple of rounds from Keith Weber’s Extreme Kettlebell Cardio Workout […]

How to Develop “Instant Perspective” and not drive yourself crazy

How to Develop “Instant Perspective” and not drive yourself crazy

So much of what drives us crazy (read “I drive myself crazy over…”) is inconsequential in the long run. Here’s a simple, yet powerful, tool that has helped me get a grip when I’m stressing myself out over things like slow drivers, plodders in the grocery store, or traffic jams. This excerpt from my DVD […]

How to Turn Your Life Around: Let Leo Babauta Show You How

How to Turn Your Life Around: Let Leo Babauta Show You How

If you’re not familiar with the Good Life Project, I recommend you go there after watching this video and sign up. Jonathan Fields has put together an amazing series of “Genius Network Quality” interviews, with the likes of Nancy Duarte, Dan Pink, Daniel Aierly and more. I was particularly taken by the recent interview with […]

Brandy in her "fly" sweater

There’s always hope: The Story of Brandy

  The dogs I meet at the Animal Welfare Society shelter often remind me that even when the odds seem stacked against you, hope waits around the corner. Sweet little Brandy, a 12 year old female beagle reminded me of this once again. I remember when I first spotted her. As I walked the corridor […]

Overwhelm Be Gone: Joe Carabase shows how

Overwhelm Be Gone: Joe Carabase shows how

I met Joe Carabase at a conference a couple of years ago. I thought at first he was John “Roman” Romaniello, who is a fitness expert who is also a fun writer. It turns out Joe wasn’t Roman, although they could be cousins, but he also is a fitness expert and unbelievably enjoyable writer. Joe […]

Does this put your troubles in perspective?

Yesterday, I was working with a group of tech support and customer support professionals for a software company on the topic of resilience, and more specifically, how to keep your emotions positive and your energy up, regardless of how challenging your day. One of the stress management practices we talked about is what I call […]

What Do Cold Showers Have to Do With Resilience?

This morning I took a cold shower after a great kettlebell workout. In part, I did it because it helps flush out lactic acid, which speeds recovery. But I also do it for two other reasons. First, I learned to do that the summer I sold books door to door for the Southwestern Company. Because […]

Activate your frontal lobes with a big vision…here’s why

Activate your frontal lobes with a big vision…here’s why

I just shared a really cool quote from Dr. Robert Cooper with a leadership team who is facing the challenge of keeping employee morale high during some difficult changes they’re going through. One of the laments I heard from employees was they are hungering for some kind of vision of where they are going. They […]

Let’s put things in perspective

I just read a great ezine post by Joe Carabase, aka America’s Fitness Coach for Busy People that offered a nice alternative to the story Halloween Horror Story: The Case of the Missing Pumpkin Lattes  in the  Wall Street Journal about the Pumpkin Spice Latte shortage at Starbucks. The article chronicalled the impact said shortage had on […]

How to Maintain Your Positive Attitude…No Matter What’s Coming At You

How to Maintain Your Positive Attitude…No Matter What’s Coming At You

Guest Post by Brooke Musterman, author of Reptiles on Caffeine Words cannot convey the sheer terror I felt in the pit of my stomach my first day at my new job at one of the busier coffee shops. I was manning the espresso bar, making the drinks for the ever-growing 7:00 rush. People seemed to […]