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By Howie Jones  /  July 18, 2020

8 Ways to Overcome the Sunday Scaries

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Sunday, January 24th, 2021

8 Ways to Overcome the Sunday Scaries

Except for my immediate family, particularly my mom, not many people know that I get a serious bout of the “Sunday Scaries.” I’m sincerely not making light of this either. This is a real phenomenon that can have serious consequences. For those unfamiliar, this is a type of anticipatory anxiety regarding the upcoming week. It […]

Healer in Chief: How to Unite Your Team

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Monday, January 18th, 2021

Healer in Chief: How to Unite Your Team

On December 25, 2020, President-Elect Joe Biden called a bedridden woman who was battling the same brain cancer that took the life of his son Beau. If you followed his career, this isn’t exactly uncommon for Biden. But, compare that to what unfolded not even two weeks later in Washington D.C. As I’m sure that […]

Is Hygge the Answer to Coping With a Pandemic Winter?

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Monday, December 28th, 2020

Is Hygge the Answer to Coping With a Pandemic Winter?

After I walked my dog for her final bathroom break of the night, I came back inside, appreciating how pleasant it felt inside. After all, it was bitterly cold and frigid outside. But, to get my body temperature back up, I put on a pair of wool socks, made a cup of tea, and curdled […]

Spread Kindness, Not Germs: Why Leaders Need to Be Kind

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Monday, November 30th, 2020

Spread Kindness, Not Germs: Why Leaders Need to Be Kind

Out of all of the role models and mentors I’ve had throughout my life, no one has had a bigger impact than my grandfather. He was honest and warm without passing judgment. And, whenever you needed someone to talk to, he listened actively and offered timeless advice. His kindness was what made him so beloved […]

Can Your Tech-Savvy GenZ Carry the Load of Millennials?

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Can Your Tech-Savvy GenZ Carry the Load of Millennials?

There’s a misconception that the term millennial means any young person. That couldn’t be further from the truth. For the uninitiated, millennials were born between 1981 and 1996. That means they’re already in the workplace. And, they’re probably doing adult things like owning a home. Generation Z, also referred to as Digital Natives or the […]

Exploring Makes You Happier — How to Do So Daily

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Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Exploring Makes You Happier — How to Do So Daily

On a daily basis, I would classify myself as a homebody. But, that doesn’t mean that I frown about traveling. In fact, I love to travel. Here is how exploring makes you happier and how to be happier daily. Personally, since I’m a planner, I get a kick out of making travel arrangements and gathering […]

Why I’m Going Back to a Flip Phone

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Why I’m Going Back to a Flip Phone

I did something that will make most of you cringe over this weekend. I spent the majority of my Saturday sans smartphone. And, I’m still here to tell my tale. In all honesty, this has been something that’s been on my mind for a while. I would say about a year after seeing a cousin […]

The Myth of Multitasking

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Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

The Myth of Multitasking

It seems so harmless. You’re on a conference call while composing an email. You’re cooking dinner, but listening to a podcast or dictating a new piece of content. Or, you’re exercising while also watching a TedTalk. And, you always drop whatever you’re doing to respond to smartphone notifications. Here is the myth of multitasking. All […]

How to Improve Your Attention Management

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Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

How to Improve Your Attention Management

Attention management, according to speaker, trainer, and author Maura Thomas, “offers the ability to consciously direct your attention in any given moment, to be more proactive than reactive.” It’s also about maintaining “control rather than inadvertently” relinquishing it. “It’s about regaining control over your attention and thereby taking control of your life,” she adds. In […]

Don’t Just Work from Home: 15 Places to Work Remotely

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Friday, July 17th, 2020

Don’t Just Work from Home: 15 Places to Work Remotely

Even before COVID-19 made remote work essential, the practice was already trending upward. Working from home and freelancing was anticipated that by 2028 73% of all departments will have remote workers. Here are fifteen place to work remotely. Besides helping to flatten the curve, remote workers are happier and more productive. Mainly because you don’t […]

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