Making the best of the rest of 2020

2020 has been challenging. For many, we are grateful to near the end. But there is still time to make the most of this year and experience personal growth. To say this year has been filled with challenges and anxiety would be a massive understatement!  But 2020 doesn’t have to be a total wash.  As we roll into the last quarter of the year, there … Continue reading Making the best of the rest of 2020

Robocalls: they are back with a vengeance

We hate them.  And do everything we can to avoid them.  And for a while, they went away.  Nope.  We aren’t talking about mosquitoes.  We’re talking about robocalls.  And they are back with a vengeance. During those shelter in place months, we all experienced a really delightful side effect – decreased robocalls.  In March, there were 4.1b calls made as compared to April when that … Continue reading Robocalls: they are back with a vengeance

College degrees – are they worth it today?

We’ve long held the belief that college degrees are a near guarantee of a successful future.  But studies are showing that the cost of college may not be providing the same level of financial return for graduates as it once used to.  What’s next for our university system? Last week, our recent college graduate shared with us her experience graduating during a pandemic.  And questioned … Continue reading College degrees – are they worth it today?

Remote workers growing tired of remote working?

For years, working from home was considered a job perk many people wanted from their employers.  Now, after being home for so long, many remote workers are eager to get back into the office.  What’s behind this change in attitude? Yep.  It’s true.  We always want what we can’t have.  For a while, working from home was what many office workers dreamed of.  But it … Continue reading Remote workers growing tired of remote working?

Five Forms of body language confident people NEVER do

Body language is the unspoken word that lets others around us know how we are really feeling.  Want to appear more confident?  Learn the five forms of body language confident people never do. When it comes to communication, we’ve all heard that body language conveys more than the spoken word.  In fact, 93% of communication is non-verbal of which 55% is based on body language.  … Continue reading Five Forms of body language confident people NEVER do

Want to improve performance? Ask for advice, not feedback

Is the best way to improve performance by asking for feedback?  Or are those providing “constructive feedback” just being kind and not sharing their real opinions.  Try asking for their advice instead. When we have just completed a major task and want to improve our performance, we often ask others for feedback.  But studies show that when people provide feedback, they are very vague and … Continue reading Want to improve performance? Ask for advice, not feedback

Looking for a job? Here’s the one sentence that must be in your cover letter

In the market for a new job?  Have a perfectly polished resume that you’re sure will land you that next interview?  Don’t forget to also provide a well-written cover letter.  Starting your cover letter with this one simple sentence will increase your odds of getting an interview. With so many people out of work these days, standing out during the application process is crucial.  And … Continue reading Looking for a job? Here’s the one sentence that must be in your cover letter

Manage kids’ anxiety as they start a new school year

Watch the gatherist’s favorite psychotherapist, Stacy Kaiser, discuss ways to help our kids manage their anxiety as many start the school year remotely. Link to video Are your kids starting the school year remotely or face to face? If you and your kids find yourselves totally drained from video calls, check out this article! Continue reading Manage kids’ anxiety as they start a new school year

August unemployment numbers are in…improvement continues but at a slower pace

The unemployment numbers continue to drop with the announcement of August data; the initial forecast was a decrease from 10.2% to 9.8% Actual unemployment fell to 8.4% with an additional 1.37m jobs added in August; down from 4.8m positions in June and 1.73m in July However, nearly 20% of all job gains came from the US Government hiring for the 2020 Census, which are temporary … Continue reading August unemployment numbers are in…improvement continues but at a slower pace

Helping your pet adjust when you return to work

Many of us have been working from home the past several months either due to closed offices or furloughs.  But eventually we will be returning to our jobs and leaving our homes, and our pets.  And let’s face it, while the past many months have been difficult for us, our pets have thought this time together was like winning the lottery! Below are steps you … Continue reading Helping your pet adjust when you return to work