Mental Health

When It’s Time to Hand in Your Resignation: Navigating a Toxic Workplace

By Sylvia Lafair | May 15, 2024 | Comments Off on When It’s Time to Hand in Your Resignation: Navigating a Toxic Workplace

Summary: Making the decision to resign from a job is rarely easy, but when your workplace becomes toxic, filled with blaming and judging, it might be the best step for your mental health and career growth. Here’s a guide to recognizing the signs, preparing for the transition, and ultimately handing in your resignation with grace…

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The Pursuit of Happiness: Unraveling the Truth Behind Our Obsession

By Sylvia Lafair | April 26, 2024 | Comments Off on The Pursuit of Happiness: Unraveling the Truth Behind Our Obsession

Summary: From self-help books to social media influencers, the pursuit of happiness is everywhere. We’re bombarded with messages that suggest happiness is not only achievable but also mandatory for a fulfilling life. But is our obsession with being happy truly warranted? And what is the real truth behind this relentless pursuit? Dear Dr. Sylvia, I…

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The Path to Long-Term Well-being at Work: Exploring the Difference Between Peace and Harmony

By Sylvia Lafair | February 5, 2024 | Comments Off on The Path to Long-Term Well-being at Work: Exploring the Difference Between Peace and Harmony

Summary: In the quest for healthier work settings, the concepts of peace and harmony emerge as crucial pillars. Both ideas advocate for positive change. Let’s examine which offers a better route for long-term well-being at work. Dear Dr. Sylvia, We are having an interesting “intellectual argument” at work. Many are tired of all the conflict…

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“Don’t Bring It to Work” is a Game-changer for Mental Health in the Workplace

By Sylvia Lafair | October 2, 2023 | Comments Off on “Don’t Bring It to Work” is a Game-changer for Mental Health in the Workplace

Summary: This book is a powerful guide that transforms how we approach our professional lives and enhances our growth journey. It’s all connected. Dear Dr. Sylvia, Your book, “Don’t Bring It To Work,” has helped me interact more effectively with staff. We use it at our numerous salons in the New Orleans area. For this…

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Why Psychological Safety Is Cost-Effective at Work

By Sylvia Lafair | June 14, 2023 | Comments Off on Why Psychological Safety Is Cost-Effective at Work

Summary: Most twenty-first-century workplaces are rife with negativity, tension, and conflict, with enormous costs ranging from decreased productivity to lawsuits. Here are some ideas on developing psychological safety and making positive cultural changes. Dear Dr. Sylvia, The complaining at work about too little time and too much to do is getting old. I have team…

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A Tale of Two Generations: Impact of Author Ernest Hemingway’s Childhood on His Transgender Son

By Sylvia Lafair | June 6, 2023 | Comments Off on A Tale of Two Generations: Impact of Author Ernest Hemingway’s Childhood on His Transgender Son

Summary: Mental health is part of the business world for all leaders to consider at work. Pride Month offers a time to look at this complex topic through the life of Ernest Hemingway. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I am struggling with a senior VP who announced he is becoming a she. “They,” asked how that would…

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