Presenteeism: An Epidemic That Could Be Costing You More Than You Know

Spending time as a trainer and speaker in the corporate world has exposed me to a costly, somewhat unseen threat to employers. It’s called Presenteeism, where productivity is lost due to employees actually showing up for work, but not being fully engaged and productive while there.
I hear from management and employees that more people are coming to work when they are too distracted to be effective. Whether its coming to work on a day when the employee’s head is ...

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Your Thought Monitor

The universe acts in ways sometimes to capture our attention and lead us to discover relevant information to achieve our goals, even if we don’t recognize it at times.

I was living in Maui, Hawaii, and at the time, I had a bunch of books that I realized were just taking up shelf space.  I went to sell thirty or forty really good books, and the owner of the used bookstore said, ‘I’ll give you one book in exchange for yours.’ ...

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Busting Confusion: Caught Between 2 Feelings

I noticed something this week. I have been hearing a word more often than usual; confusion. I ‘m also not surprised, with all of the rapid changes and disastrous events going on in the world, plus all of the mixed messages we get about these events. WHEW!

Spin-doctors are all around us are giving their slanted focus of events like the economy, gulf oil spill, war, and more, twisted in a way that serves an agenda—be it political, commercial, economic, religious ...

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I Bow to Thee: Entering the Temple of Sacred Sexuality

“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine” The Song of Solomon 6:3

Their eyes and bodies expressed such awe and reverence for each other. They found their “bashert” and sang out in unison “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine”. Under the “chupah” they built with a canopy and four poles, they “davened” together in waves of pure ecstasy. It is said in the Hebrew tradition that when two people join in love, a voice from heaven ...

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Parents Unite Against Bullying

In an article in USA TODAY last week Nanci Hellmich reported on a new study revealing that obese children get picked on by bullies more than thinner kids. No surprise there, as bullies pick on anyone who is vulnerable to their abuse; whether its due to their weight, size, color, religion or hairdo…those kids are more likely to be prey. Like many kids and boys in particular, I have past memories of being bullied myself. When we were 9 years ...

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Feelings. Why Do They Get a Bad Rap?

Former Miss USA Tara Conner was on Oprah recently to talk about her struggle with drug addiction.

The most prominent theme was about how feelings can be overwhelming and lead to addiction as a way to numb out and not feel uncomfortable emotions….”Heaven forbid we feel” was mentioned twice.

Tara turned to drinking, drugs and cutting herself at age 14, as a way to cope from her parents’ divorce and granddad’s death.
She explained how the pressure and anxiety from these events ...

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