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How Perfectionists Limit Stress (at least for a short time)

By Sylvia Lafair | April 20, 2021

Do you work or live with someone who are perfectionists and want everything to be “just right?” Or perhaps you are the one who says, “Nah, it’s not ready yet. I still need to make it better.” Where, oh where, do you think that yearning to be perfect comes from? Above all, it’s from fear…

5 Surprising Secrets Leaders Use to Stay Calm When Stress Is High

By Sylvia Lafair | April 13, 2021

Your performance as a leader is directly related to how calm you can remain when stress hits the hot button. Above all, learn various ways to keep that darn stress at bay. The only thing that won’t work is to be told, “Stay calm.” Above all, what you need to do is… something. Here’s what…

How Successful Leaders Handle Stress and Family

By Sylvia Lafair | April 7, 2021

How do successful women do it? Did you ever think about what it means to be a grown-up and a child at the same time? In every society, once you reach a certain age, you are officially an adult. And yet, there is always that inner feeling of being someone’s little one, even if just…

5 Ways for Leaders to Lessen Stress at Work

By Sylvia Lafair | April 1, 2021

Dear Dr. Sylvia,My boss decided that it was time for him to retire. Consequently, I am nominated to take his position. Above all, I am honored and very nervous. Yes, very nervous! Therefore, I need some help from you. Firstly, I want to take advantage of your vast knowledge of workplace relationships and your astute…

Five Steps to a New You! ALL Year Long.

By Sylvia Lafair | April 1, 2021

Ready for a New YOU! Most importantly, don’t ever wait to ring in the new year to start creating a vision for the new you. Above all, isn’t that what most of us want? In the same vein, we are constantly striving to evolve and change. Consequently, do you start each year with a boatload…

Are You Emotionally Intelligent?

By Sylvia Lafair | March 26, 2021

Dear Dr Sylvia, I have been reading a lot about emotional intelligence recently. My first question is, ‘what is emotional intelligence?’ Actually, I think it is about the capacity to control and express oneself and handle interpersonal relationships with ease, Am I right? I think so. Therefore, I would love to hear your answer to…

Who Handles ANGER Better, Males Or Females?

By Sylvia Lafair | March 8, 2021

Does anger win, or do you? Do you ever stop long enough to think about anger? When you feel that red hot flame of upset that start in your gut? Then it soon finds its way to your mouth. Will you react with shouts ? Or swallow you rage and walk away as fast as…

Can’t Decide? Yes, No, Maybe? Here’s What To Do

By Sylvia Lafair | March 6, 2021

How to decide what to decide. Do you get all tangled up inside when you have to make a big decision? Or even a small one? For instance, “The tie comes in blue, red or leopard print. Which do I get?” Another example, “Is hotel A or B best for our summer vacation? Wait, what…

Crack the Code on Stress Once and Forever

By Sylvia Lafair | March 5, 2021

Does being told “Just relax” make you even more stressed out? You can’t seem to hit the target and get your life working the way you want. Does the effect of today’s upsets keep you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed? Are you stressing out because your worries are so strong they cause a lack of focus,…

How Do We Help The Men (or should we?)

By Sylvia Lafair | March 3, 2021

Dear Dr. Sylvia, My question: Are we leaving the men behind? First, let me explain. I must hire a new marketing manager for my company.  To clarify, here is why I am writing to you. Firstly, my company has been top-heavy with strong, competent men. Secondly, we wanted to create a more equal opportunity organization.…

Conflict Competence: The Answer to Your Stress

By Sylvia Lafair | February 25, 2021

Stressed out? Conflict competence is the solution. Read on to learn more… Dear Dr Sylvia,   I have a question. I need more than just a simple answer.  Therefore, what I am asking for is a solution.  Further, I need an action plan.  As a result, if you can do that, I will follow you forever.  To clarify, let me say,…

Office Romance Stress: What’s Love Got To Do With It? (Plus: A FUN Quiz)

By Sylvia Lafair | February 16, 2021

Office romance stress? I’ve seen it ALL before. Here’s my advice… Dear Dr. Sylvia, I always thought I loved complexity and challenges in my life. That is to say, I’m not sure anymore. Why? To clarify, here’s what’s going on and I need some good advice. Looking for love in the wrong places? Above all,…

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