Two Essential Exercises For Knowing Your Professional Self

We get pulled in a million directions and sometimes we forget who we are at our core. We sometimes feel dragged down and too tired to figure out the root cause. Many of us feel like we’ve lost focus of what we’ve wanted for ourselves and aren’t quite sure what we need in order to thrive. These exercises helps us connect to professional focus and growth.

How To Build A Strong Foundation For Growth and Happiness

Part 1 in my series of free exercises and book excerpts. Learning effective habits for real and sustained growth, happiness, and resilience.

When We Don't Receive the Support We Crave

10 ways to stop feeling bad when we don't receive the support or recognition we crave.

Life Reset: What Would You Do Differently?

A Sunday drive, a radio show, and our nation's proton collider. The strange suburban road trip that became an existential mind trip.

Mantiques Turn Classic Collectibles Into a Cultural Craze

Reality shows like "Pawn Stars" and "American Pickers" have infused new life into the age-old hobby of antique collecting. With a strong male viewership, "mantiques" is the new buzzword for the demographic and their genre of collectibles. I interview author Eric Bradley about the psychology of collecting and the lucrative career opportunities for 'pickers.'

3 Excellent Career Advice Resources for Job Seekers

3 career advice sites where you can find real answers to job search questions.

10 Things My Clients Have Taught Me

Learning life lessons from the teachers all around us.

5 Reasons Entrepreneurs and Business Startups Should Journal

Zingerman's of Ann Arbor is a multi-million dollar food and consulting empire built on the power of a creative vision. How journaling and vision writing is an essential tool for entrepreneurs and budding small business owners.

Rethinking SAD: Creating a Winter Oasis

Coping with winter: how I go beyond Vitamin D and create a winter oasis in my home.

The Paradox of Change: An Open Letter to Change Seekers

Maintaining self-compassion and motivation when our mind-body resists the changes we seek.

The Wisdom of 'Not Knowing'

There's wisdom in saying 'I don't know.'

What's the Benefit of Criticizing Millennials?

Millennial bashing, can we change the tone of this conversation?

8 Essential Criteria For Assessing Quality In Your Writing

Do you review your writing for quality or do you just click 'submit' as soon as your finished? Here's an easy to follow 8-point checklist for quickly assessing the quality of your professional writing.

Stuck In Your Career Search? Start a Career Journal

Ideas for creating a comprehensive career exploration journal that aligns individuals with meaningful and fulfilling careers. Plus, the story behind this blue box!

I Just Need A Job: Errors of the American Career Search

As a nation we are failing on a fundamental level when it comes to how we approach our career search. We rarely encourage students and job seekers to first and foremost identify who they are and what makes them thrive as individuals.

Overcoming Creative Block: Resources for Mindful Creativity

A growing collection of resources on incorporating mindfulness into our daily lives to overcome writer's and artist's block and stifled creativity.

Words We Hate

A long-running TV show teaches us about the social significance of vocabulary.

10 Traits of Emotionally Resilient People

How do some people handle incredible amounts of stress while others quickly fall apart? A look at the top traits of emotionally resilient people. Part 1 of 2 in the blog series, “Cultivating Resilience for Total Well-Being."

25 Ways to Boost Resilience

Hay House author Karen Horneffer-Ginter writes today's guest post about developing daily and long-term resilience-building activities to better cope with stress and adversity. Part 2 of 2 in this blog series, “Cultivating Resilience for Total Well-Being".

Everything I Learned In School Came In Commencement Speeches

"This Is Water" is a viral video featuring David Foster Wallace's Kenyon College commencement speech. Lessons we may not learn by the time we graduate-- but should.

6 Tips For Not Freaking Out About End of Semester Stress

Helping students understand the nature of stress and what they can do about it.

What Is It Like To Be A Sex Expert?

A look behind the scenes of life as a sex expert, now updated with sexual health resources. Sallie Foley has appeared on CBS The Early Show, MSNBC, PBS, NPR and in USA Today. On enrollment day, her courses at the University of Michigan fill up within minutes. Not because she’s an easy “A”, but because she’s one of the most fascinating and dynamic professors on campus.

Making a Living Out of Living (Off-Grid in the Wilderness)

An untold number of people quietly live in the American wilderness and few of us even know they're out there. Like a growing number of Americans, these two families living off the grid in rural Northern Michigan long ago tapped into the freedom of living a sustainable lifestyle. Fewer wants and needs means more time to enjoy what matters the most.

I'm Alive, Is That Good Enough? When Careers Lead to Suicide

A look at recent headlines of career-related stress and depression leading to suicide. What will it take to change the relentless pace and pressure of our success-obsessed society?

The Labor of Love: Life As a Sex Therapist Part 2 of 2

In part 2 of my interview with renowned sex therapist Sallie Foley, she discusses internet porn, finding humor in sex, and staying resilient after 30 years in the field.

The Labor of Love: Life As a Sex Therapist Part 1 of 2

An intimate interview with one of the nation's top experts in the field of sex therapy and sex education. A glimpse into the heartbreaking, funny, and fascinating world of sex.

This Valentine's Day, Let's Get It Right!

One simple rule for writing a new kind of love letter this Valentine's Day.

Blogging: What It Is, What It's Not, and Why We Even Bother

Bloggers are brave. They put their thoughts out into the world and sometimes receive an earful back. So why do they do it? Blogs are a commitment, the competition is fierce, and the reception is unpredictable. I pose the question to top bloggers Seth Godin and Neil Pasricha.

Holiday Gift Cards: America's $30 Billion Problem?

The great national holiday gift card exchange doesn't so much convey holiday sentiment, but more our obsession with spending. Rethinking gift giving in America.

Does Mindfulness Stress You Out?

Mindfulness may not seem easy, but it doesn't have to stress you out. When we forget the hype and release our expectations, we're free to define what mindfulness means to us on an individual level.