How strengths aided my recovery: An interview with Dr. Deb Chen

How strengths aided my recovery: An interview with Dr. Deb Chen

  At age 27, Deb experienced a brain aneurysm. It was completely unexpected and changed her life. In this post, Deb reflects on how she used her strengths to recover from her brain aneurysm and re-engage in her community and work. Deb’s top 5 themes from the...
ICF Certification: Received ☑️

ICF Certification: Received ☑️

This month I’m being highly intentional about celebrating. What this means is that, throughout my day, when I do something I feel good about–even if it is minor–I take a micro-second to give myself a mental pat on the back, a congrats, a high-five,...
Awe

Awe

For as long as I can remember, I have been awed by a beautiful singing voice. Certain song/voice combinations stop me in my tracks, pull me in like some sort of powerful vortex (does a vortex suck people in? that may be scientifically inaccurate, but you get my...
Your workspace and well-being

Your workspace and well-being

The physical space in which we work matters–a lot. Yet, it isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind when we think about career satisfaction. I have noticed my workspace affects my mood, my productivity, my sense of calm (or lack thereof), and...
Catastrophizing (do you remember 1999?!)

Catastrophizing (do you remember 1999?!)

I was thinking back 20 years to December 1999–do you remember the “hysteria” leading up to that month?! Back then, my spouse and I ran a disc jockey (DJ) business; December 31 had us worried because we weren’t sure how Y2K would play out....

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