Managing Stress

Stress & Mixed Messages: How to Stop the Maddening Communication from Messages that Are Inconsistent and Unclear

By Sylvia Lafair | December 19, 2020 |

Hi everybody! Sylvia Lafair here. Today, I’d like to talk about stress and mixed messages. When stress gets high, mixed messages get even higher, and I was thinking about when I was raising my daughters, and you know, I did mix messages. I’m sure most of you can relate to this one. I’d say, ‘Go…

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Can An Apple Change the World?

By Sylvia Lafair | December 16, 2020 |

Dear Dr. Sylvia, I just finished the most delicious apple that I sprinkled with some cinnamon and brown sugar. Did you know that cinnamon is really good for you? It can help stabilize blood pressure and keep your mood from fluctuating like a roller coaster.  Who knew? With more time at home than ever, I…

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Reflections on Uncertainty and Courage

By Sylvia Lafair | November 26, 2020 |

Dear Dr. Sylvia,  I’m not sure how to say this politely. This year has been a frigging mess.   Not just for me, for so many I know.   I’ve been lucky that no one in my immediate circle has come down with the virus. Yet, we all know someone who has a friend or colleague who has been…

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What to do when you feel like you have no more bandwidth

By Sylvia Lafair | July 15, 2020 |

What do you keep telling yourself when you have no more bandwidth to do one more thing?  If you are a high achieving business person, I bet you just said to yourself, “I can always do just one more thing today.”  That’s exactly what my senior VP client told me two weeks ago.  And yesterday I got a call from…

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Job Loss? Next Steps

By Sylvia Lafair | July 15, 2020 |

When you life changes what is best way forward? Here’s a good idea. Hi, everybody. Sylvia Lafair here with some tips for what happens when the direction you were going has a do not follow this side road. Dead end. It’s when we have a job loss or we’re pretty sure that things are going…

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Are You Drowning in Stress?

By Sylvia Lafair | June 24, 2020 |

“HELP! I’m drowning in stress.” Those are the words that are becoming a universal theme these days. “I hear you. I want to support you.” Is my response. I have some good ideas on how to navigate these days of confusion andcomplexity. I wish I had a magic wand and could do a few quick…

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How to declutter your mind and get it organized

By Sylvia Lafair | June 17, 2020 |

Did you declutter your home during the past few months? Is that all you need to declutter? Here’s what one of my clients said that had me laughing and cheering him on. Two levels to declutter…. Your home and your mind!  “Dear Dr. Sylvia,  I have always been a leader, and I have been known as “the boss who is…

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Stress and Relationships

By Sylvia Lafair | May 20, 2020 |

Hi everyone and welcome to the world of stress. I was tooling around on Facebook and I saw something that really cracked me up. Those of you who remember the movie, ‘Back to the Future,’ if you don’t, go see it again. The whole trilogy is pretty brilliant. Thank you Steven Spielberg, but there’s a…

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Stress and Confidence

By Sylvia Lafair | May 13, 2020 |

Hi everyone! Today, I’m going to talk about stress and confidence, and it brought to mind a time when I was in a very stressful situation that wasn’t meant to be stressful. It was supposed to be fun. Trust me, it was stressful and how even now, during this time of craziness, I pull on…

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Ya Gotta Love EUSTRESS, Here’s Why

By Sylvia Lafair | May 7, 2020 |

Hi everyone! Sylvia Lafair here, and I have a wish for all of you that you’re having a calm, peaceful, and joyful day, and I’m sure many of you are saying,’Huh! She must be nuts!’ It’s either too mush stress, too much aggravation or too much isolation, too much quite, and either way, I feel…

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