Change

Five Steps to a New You!

By Sylvia Lafair | April 1, 2021 |

Ready for a New YOU! Isn’t that what most of us want? We are constantly striving to evolve and change. Do you start each year with a boatload of positive promises about yourself? Hopefully, at least a few ideas stick so you can become a better person. That there will be ONE, that’s all, just…

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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…

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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,…

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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? Let me explain. I must hire a new marketing manager for my company.  Here is why I am writing to you: In the past it’s been top heavy with strong, competent men. And the good news is that in the last four years there…

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Why You Procrastinate (And 7 Ways to Stop)

By Sylvia Lafair | February 25, 2021 |

You may think there are a lot of reasons why you procrastinate, but it really comes down to one ugly underlying habit: people pleasing. Here’s how to stop. Dear Dr. Sylvia,  It took me weeks to finally press the “send” button on my email to you with my dilemma. This is embarrassing for me to admit out loud. Here’s…

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A Tsunami of Thoughts

By Sylvia Lafair | September 9, 2020 |

Dear Dr. Sylvia, How does it happen? I already know your answer. I’m still going to ask. How does it happen? I live in Denver Colorado.  Did you know we are having binge weather? It’s like too much one day and then not enough the next. It’s making me crazy to go from a rocky…

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Did Anyone Ever Ask You To ‘Fix’ Your Personality?

By Sylvia Lafair | August 25, 2020 |

Dear Dr. Sylvia, The amount of criticism I’m getting now is above what I can handle. Look, I don’t mind if someone says “Hey, fix the side of your hair, your curls are drooping.” I don’t’ mind if someone says, “Your slip is showing.” That was just a fun mention for last’s week’s blog about Freudian…

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Leadership in a Time of Incivility

By Sylvia Lafair | July 29, 2020 |

Watching the service for John Lewis got me thinking. About civil rights, about politics, about funerals, and mostly about civility. That’s something we have lost in our country. Not only civility, even more, but we have also lost the dream of the United States. Why are we so fragmented today? Why are so many people…

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Can You Remember?

By Sylvia Lafair | July 8, 2020 |

Can you remember the first time words were thrown your way that would bite and sting?  Was it the color of your skin, the shape of your eyes? Perhaps you had a “funny accent” that someone imitated and you stopped talking.  Did you live on the “other” side of town, or wear out-of-style, hand-me-down clothes?  Did you go to…

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The Courage to Change: Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement

By Sylvia Lafair | June 10, 2020 |

“What’s the big deal! Diversity issues are not new.” That’s what I hear from so many leaders recently. They call to vent and complain. They want an easy answer to this “diversity thing.” They ask if I can create a customized program that will stop the noise and demands from employees and the community.  And,…

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