Archive for August, 2012

Dealing with Stress During a Layoff

For many of us our job is one of the most important and valued things we have in our lives. It tells those around us who we are and what we have accomplished. Let’s face it. We spend more time at work than we do with our immediate family members. Our co-workers become our second family and often bonds are formed for lifetimes. Our daily contributions and accomplishments at work give us the motivation we need to feel successful. But then…… Continue reading ‘Dealing with Stress During a Layoff’

Give me a Twinkie, I lost my job

So you are jobless and find yourself gaining weight. Most likely it’s from those late night internet job searches followed by a pint of your favorite Blue Bell ice cream. You think about going to the gym tomorrow to do something about it, but you wake up at 11:00 am the next day and find your gym membership is cancelled. Sound familiar?

Well guess what my friend, you are not alone.
Continue reading ‘Give me a Twinkie, I lost my job’

FISH! Philosophy

Love your Life
Several years ago, I was introduced to FISH! It is a philosophy that adds joy to your day, intensity to your interactions, compassion to your service, and an ability to handle whatever comes your way without it affecting your outlook.

Continue reading ‘FISH! Philosophy’

Tit for Tat

mikeAnyone that has been in my office instantly realizes how obsessed I am with gnomes. I blame it on J.R.R. Tolkien and other fantasy writers I engulfed myself in during middle school. When I was fourteen, I had this grand idea for the perfect tattoo: a gray-bearded gnome wearing a blue coat and a red hat. His nose would be rosy red like Santa’s and his grin would make the strongest politicians jealous. Back then there was a small problem — my age, parental consent was required. Well, that and I had no money to pay for the tattoo.
Continue reading ‘Tit for Tat’