I recently connected with Lesley Lanier-Smith, the owner of Balance Box, on Instagram. I was impressed by what she is doing with her subscription box, and I asked if I could review her box and interview her. She said "Yes!" And, I'm thrilled to share her work and business with you.Read More
Today, I'm bringing you a recent chat I had with Jessica Prater, of J Prater Consulting. Jessica is an industrial/organizational psychologist who works with small to mid-sized businesses. She often uses strength and personality assessments to lead individuals and teams to maximize their strengths in ways that result in reaching desired goals.
In this post and video, Jessica offers three tips for how knowing your strengths will help you prevent burnout in your work and/or business. I also added one tip to the list: #3: Accept that you have limited time.
Watch our brief chat, or read the transcript below.Read More
Resilience is defined as “The ability to rebound from crisis and overcome life challenges” (Walsh, 2006). It includes a person's sense of hope, support systems, relational encouragement, and emotional endurance.
When families face a crisis, the members' willingness and ability to communicate honestly, tolerate uncertainty, and respect one another's differing needs both define and develop the family unit's resilience during and after the crisis.
In this post, I offer a relational definition of resilience, as well as frameworks for assessing and fostering resilience.Read More
I recently spoke with Arianna Taboada, a maternity leave consultant for women entrepreneurs. Today, I am bringing you her best tips for how to prepare for maternity leave as a therapist who is self-employed or in private practice.
This topic is near and dear to my heart, because I became a mom while I had a full and busy private practice. At the time, I didn't know people like Arianna. Thankfully, I was able to take it slow and listen to myself as well as what I believed were the needs of my infant. Of course, every pregnancy, mom, and baby are different; for this reason, the information in this post is meant to provide guidelines for you to create a leave plan that suits you best.Read More