10 things likable people DON’T do

As we end the year, some of us take the time to self-reflect and identify things we want to work on in the New Year.  If you are identifying possible New Year’s resolutions, here are 10 items to ponder. Likable people: They don’t blame… others for their problems. They don’t control… because all you can control is you. They don’t try to impress… just because … Continue reading 10 things likable people DON’T do

Offices are still empty

Are you still working from home offices?  It seems you are not alone.  As of mid-November, only 25% of people had returned to their offices.  While this is higher than the lowest point in April of less than 15%, it is down slightly from October, which reported 27% occupancy. This decline in office use is also impacting the residential market of many of the big … Continue reading Offices are still empty

Dating in a pandemic world

For many, finding love during a pandemic has been very difficult.  But if you did find someone, it may have helped to bring you and your partner closer more quickly.  Not since the advent of online dating has one single event impacted the dating world as much as the pandemic.  In a study of 2,000 Americans 63% surveyed feel dating will forever be altered.  This … Continue reading Dating in a pandemic world

Controlling the spending this holiday season

It’s been a tough year financially for many who have lost their job or experienced a reduction in their pay.  And as much as we want to spread the joy this holiday season through gift giving during this emotional year, there is more concern about overspending this year as compared to the past. Here are some tips to keep your holiday spending in check. We … Continue reading Controlling the spending this holiday season

Making the most of your weekends

Struggling to know what day it is?  Feel like all your days are bleeding together?  Are your weekends no longer the treasured jewel of the week?  Learn what you can do to make your weekends something you look forward to again! Working and schooling from home is causing day bleed.  You know…what day is it?  And when you are home seven days a week, weekends … Continue reading Making the most of your weekends

Working from home could be costing more than you think

As kids and adults made the shift to working from home earlier this year, many began to calculate the cost savings with this change.  But as time goes on, the reality is different than expectations.  Many are in fact experiencing an increase in spending and here’s why… For many, working from home since March has come with one positive perk – cost savings!  Reduced spending … Continue reading Working from home could be costing more than you think

The negative effects of constant positive feelings

We all know the people that always try and put a positive spin on yours or another’s negative feelings.  Do statements like “it’s not that bad” or “at least you didn’t experience…” sound familiar?  It turns out never giving light to your negative feelings may not be so positive after all. Toxic positivity.  Ever heard of it?  We hadn’t either.  But after reading about it … Continue reading The negative effects of constant positive feelings

The toll 2020 has taken on workers’ mental health

In a new study done in partnership with Oracle and Workplace Intelligence surveying 12,000 people in 11 countries, they found the huge toll 2020 has taken on workers’ mental health.  In fact, 78% reported 2020 to be the most stressful year ever and their mental health has been negatively impacted. 85% reported that their mental health issues are causing a variety of problems ranging from … Continue reading The toll 2020 has taken on workers’ mental health

Feeling stressed? Changing your breathing can help

Everyone suffers from stress and anxiety on occasion.  And this has been compounded by all the events 2020 has brought.  Studies show that simple breathing exercises can go a long way in restoring calm. If 2020 hasn’t made you feel stressed or anxious then consider yourself lucky.  For the rest of us, experts agree that focusing on your breathing can help lessen the stress and … Continue reading Feeling stressed? Changing your breathing can help

Six signs that can indicate intelligence

Some days do you feel like you are smarter than the average person?  What six signs could indicate your true intelligence? You know those days when you are feeling at the top of your game and believe you are smarter than the average person.  There are six indictors that may in fact support your belief.  You don’t believe you’re smart (ok, so maybe you don’t … Continue reading Six signs that can indicate intelligence