Patterns

I get overwhelmed so easily! What Would RBG Say?

By Sylvia Lafair | September 14, 2021 |

Summary: Tackle this common dilemma “I get overwhelmed so easily.” Here’s how to handle your emotions more effectively. Dear Dr. Sylvia,Each day I think to myself, “I can’t take any more surprises. I can’t take any more whining. I can’t take anymore bungled messes.” And then something else happens. For example, I went into a…

Read More
Creative Energy Options

Stress Can’t Be Prevented, Yet You Can Tone It Down

By Sylvia Lafair | July 21, 2021 |

Summary: Do you want to break the hold stress has on your life? Are there ways to be happier, healthier, and more productive? Can you find the courage to gain resilience and hold up under pressure? Are you ready to learn new methods on how to prevent stress? Or at least to meet challenges head-on?…

Read More
Creative Energy Options

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…

Read More
Creative Energy Options

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,…

Read More
Creative Energy Options

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…

Read More
Creative Energy Options

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…

Read More
Creative Energy Options

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,…

Read More
Creative Energy Options

Procrastinate? Who Me? I’ll Get Back To You About This Tomorrow!

By Sylvia Lafair | February 25, 2021 |

Wonder why you keep putting off doing things? What or who do you blame? Here we explore the procrastinator-perfection-paralysis syndrome. Hey, you wonder what is procrastination anyway. 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…

Read More
Creative Energy Options

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

By Sylvia Lafair | December 19, 2020 |

Today, I’d like to talk about stress and mixed messages. When stress gets high, mixed messages go even higher. Mixed messages are chaotic and can pull you apart. As a result, you feel pulled in two (or three) different directions. For example, imagine this scene. Let’s just say, you are up to your eyeballs in…

Read More
Creative Energy Options

Look… We’re All Human, Right?

By Sylvia Lafair | December 2, 2020 |

How to have a positive mindset. Stay tuned. Dear Dr. Sylvia, Look, we’re all human. Right? As a result, we all have good and bad personality traits. Right? Firstly, I want to know how to have a positive mindset. On the other hand, I want to know how do you change your mindset from negative…

Read More