Business & Life Patterns

Pandora, Stress Management, and Hope

By Sylvia Lafair | November 23, 2021 |

Here is a timely story for this holiday season. It starts with a wedding gift. So far, so good. It was a gift from Zeus to the gorgeous young bride, Pandora. However, Zeus put Pandora in a double bind. You see, while she received this beautiful box (actually, in Greek mythology, it’s a jar). The…

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GUTSY Women, Witches, and Halloween

By Sylvia Lafair | October 26, 2021 |

Summary: Do you ever wonder why so many women are bothered by self-doubt and afraid to speak out? Here are some reasons that may surprise you. Women, as well as men, please pay attention. I found some fascinating information when researching my book “GUTSY: How Women Leaders Make Change,” I found some fascinating information. More…

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Change YOUR Habits For The Better

By Sylvia Lafair | October 19, 2021 |

Summary: What is the first step to change your bad habits and live a more fulfilling life? Read on and find out what to do to feel better, be better. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I did it again. It doesn’t matter what I did. However, I thought I had changed my awful bad habits, and it…

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3 Ways to Go From Overwhelmed to Energized (Yes, It’s Possible)

By Sylvia Lafair | September 21, 2021 |

Summary: Do celebrations and holidays often leave you feeling overwhelmed. Here are ways to stay calm, enjoy all the festivities, and avoid being branded a Debbie/Donny Downer. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I get overwhelmed so easily. For example, every time I think of getting ready for a family birthday, anniversary, or the upcoming holidays, you know,…

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4 Distinct Ways to Look at Difficult People You Work With From a New Perspective

By Sylvia Lafair | August 17, 2021 |

Summary: How do you deal with people who drive you nuts at work? Do you complain to HR or ignore them? I agree that Work is NOT a Rehab Facility. There are better ways to keep your staff positive besides just firing those with whom you don’t get along. How leaders handle conflict is a…

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A New Perspective About Leadership and BURNOUT

By Sylvia Lafair | July 14, 2021 |

How do you know if you are on the path to burnout? As a leader, what do you do when stress hits the hot button? What is burnout anyway? What do you do when you are the one in charge? Above all, burnout doesn’t happen overnight. The signs show up little by little. Therefore, I…

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Can You Reboot Your OLS? Hint: That’s Your Overall Life Satisfaction.

By Sylvia Lafair | June 15, 2021 |

Dear Dr. Sylvia, Someone said that going out to a ball game, dinner, or shopping without masks feels weird. Like like coming out of the 20-year sleep of Rip Van Winkle. To clarify, if you don’t know about Van Winkle, let me tell you. He’s the main character in a fictional story by Washington Irving,…

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How Leaders Increase Work and Personal Productivity With Less Stress

By Sylvia Lafair | June 2, 2021 |

New discussions are popping, indicating leadership is not just about business anymore. It never really was. Conversations now address life’s purpose. Here is how you can decrease stress, increase productivity, and be confident in your decisions. Can you really balance the work-home conundrum? Dear Dr. Sylvia, I have been so comfortable working from home. I…

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Your Mental Health and Burnout

By Sylvia Lafair | May 12, 2021 |

Dear Dr. Sylvia, The pandemic has changed the way we talk about mental health. And that’s a good thing. Isn’t it? For example, there are more and more conversations about how to stay healthy and engage in self care. Mental Health means self-care As a result, good mental health includes quiet time for oneself, eating…

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The Importance of Mental Health Awareness Month for Leaders at Work, Home, Everywhere

By Sylvia Lafair | May 4, 2021 |

Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? It’s a great time to spotlight effective ways to let go of over-the-top stress and anxiety. Above all, Covid has profoundly impacted people of all ages at home, school, and work. Now, more than ever, the stigma around mental health struggles needs to be addressed.…

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