Overwhelmed? We All Are!

By Sylvia Lafair | January 11, 2022

Summary: What do you do when plans are derailed and there is no light at the end of the tunnel? Here’s what to do with feeling overwhelmed. Did you ever want to lash out at someone and instead yell at your ever-faithful dog? Or, make nasty comments to your indoor plants for demanding attention. as…

How YOU Can Contribute Toward Our Common Future: Be a “LOOK AROUNDER”

By Sylvia Lafair | January 4, 2022

Summary: How do you engage in the difficult time upon us all right now? Do you look up for inspiration? Do you look down, hoping things will work themselves out? Perhaps you are one of the smaller number willing to look around and decide that you will be the agent of positive change? Here are thoughts for…

What is the best present for you to receive now or ever?

By Sylvia Lafair | December 28, 2021

Summary: Look at this year and decide the best presents you received. There are birthdays, holidays, and “just because” gifts. Think about relationship communications and see how that fits into your best current list. What is a meaningful gift? Is it something you requested, or did someone make an excellent guess, and voila, there it…

How to Find Peace of Mind During These Uncertain Times

By Sylvia Lafair | December 21, 2021

Summary: Holiday season always includes the idea of peace and goodwill toward all. Yet, I keep getting emails explaining how tired most of you are about the state of the world. Here is one email among many that are all requesting the same thing: how do I get some peace of mind? Here is the…

How Transformational Leadership Works: It Takes GUTSY Women and BOLD Men

By Sylvia Lafair | December 14, 2021

Summary: We’re on the cusp of new ways of relating to each other. It’s going to take all of us, GUTSY women and BOLD men. The old way is about power, prestige, and prominence. The new method, transformational leadership, is still being designed. Here are ways to “prime the pump.” The new and better way…

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How to Go From Mad to Glad During The Holidays

By Sylvia Lafair | December 7, 2021

Summary: Anger management is vital, especially during the holidays when everyone feels over-stressed. Here is one way to find out where your upset began. So, let me ask you? What do you do when you get foot-stomping angry? Maybe you kick a big rock (ouch). Perhaps you pound your hand on a desk (ouch)? What…

Telling the Truth: Not for Wimps

By Sylvia Lafair | November 30, 2021

Summary: Why is telling the truth so darn hard? Why is it even worse to speak truth to power? It’s about the words and especially about the timing. Here are some ways to make truth-telling more effective. So much information, so much confusion. Who do you believe?  Which media outlets are pushing out fake news…

Pandora, Stress Management, and Hope

By Sylvia Lafair | November 23, 2021

Here is a timely story for this holiday season. It starts with a wedding gift. So far, so good. It was a gift from Zeus to the gorgeous young bride, Pandora. However, Zeus put Pandora in a double bind. You see, while she received this beautiful box (actually, in Greek mythology, it’s a jar). The…

How Can You Handle Current Stress Level?

By Sylvia Lafair | November 9, 2021

Summary: Stress is at an all-time high. Here are ways to think about this as a friend rather than an enemy and “practice safe stress.” Learn ways to manage stress right here. How stressed are you? On a scale of 1-10 with ten at “I can’t take much more” to 1 at, “Huh, what is there to…

What to do when you feel overwhelmed

By Sylvia Lafair | November 2, 2021

Summary: What do you keep telling yourself when you have no more bandwidth to do one more thing? Overwhelmed is how most business people feel these days. Here are some ideas to help you find a way to be reinvigorated. Dear Dr. Sylvia, Everything right now seems to make my staff (including me) tense and…

GUTSY Women, Witches, and Halloween

By Sylvia Lafair | October 26, 2021

Summary: Do you ever wonder why so many women are bothered by self-doubt and afraid to speak out? Here are some reasons that may surprise you. Women, as well as men, please pay attention. I found some fascinating information when researching my book “GUTSY: How Women Leaders Make Change,” I found some fascinating information. More…

Change YOUR Habits For The Better

By Sylvia Lafair | October 19, 2021

Summary: What is the first step to change your bad habits and live a more fulfilling life? Read on and find out what to do to feel better, be better. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I did it again. It doesn’t matter what I did. However, I thought I had changed my awful bad habits, and it…