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Your Mental Health and Burnout

By Sylvia Lafair | May 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Your Mental Health and Burnout

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 | Comments Off on The Importance of Mental Health Awareness Month for Leaders at Work, Home, Everywhere

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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Are You Emotionally Intelligent?

By Sylvia Lafair | March 26, 2021 | Comments Off on Are You Emotionally Intelligent?

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…

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Who Handles ANGER Better, Males Or Females?

By Sylvia Lafair | March 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Who Handles ANGER Better, Males Or Females?

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…

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

By Sylvia Lafair | March 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Can’t Decide? Yes, No, Maybe? Here’s What To Do

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…

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Crack the Code on Stress Once and Forever

By Sylvia Lafair | March 5, 2021 | Comments Off on Crack the Code on Stress Once and Forever

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,…

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

By Sylvia Lafair | March 3, 2021 | Comments Off on How Do We Help The Men (or should we?)

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.…

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

By Sylvia Lafair | February 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Office Romance Stress: What’s Love Got To Do With It? (Plus: A FUN Quiz)

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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What Does It Mean To Be A Boss? It’s not just what you were taught in school

By Sylvia Lafair | February 16, 2021 | Comments Off on What Does It Mean To Be A Boss? It’s not just what you were taught in school

#leadership #conflict resolution # team development Dear Dr. Sylvia, Above all, you can congratulate me. You’ll learn why I deserve a standing ovation in a minute. On the other hand, you can hand me a box of tissues and let me bring on the tears. Never mind, I don’t cry much. However, mostly I desire…

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I Am Filled with Self-Doubt

By Sylvia Lafair | December 9, 2020 | Comments Off on I Am Filled with Self-Doubt

Dear Dr. Sylvia,  I am filled with self-doubt. I am wondering if this is just a “gal thing. ” In other words, do the males of the world also worry about their abilities? Do they worry about the way they come across to others?  For example, so many I talk with (once we break the…

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