health

The Importance of Gratitude

If we look, we can often see many gifts in our lives, even during the most challenging times. Clients, family, friends, and many of us are facing significant challenges; from working at home while home-schooling children, to being laid off, to an increase in the spread of COVID-19, to navigating our own behavior and attitudinal changes around race and gender, to experiencing the death of a loved one, to dealing with uncertainty around health, income, politics, and the future of…

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Life Saving Relationships

At Carpenter Smith Consulting, we’re passionate about supporting you in creating success and satisfaction in your leadership, your work, and your world. And, to do that, we know that you need to take care of yourself. No self = no success or satisfaction.     So, this week we want to encourage you to read this thought-provoking article in the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology, Life-Saving Relationships by Kirsten Weir, March 2018, p 46 – 53.   The author does a great…

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Workplace Stress Is Higher for Women

  Two weeks ago we did a post titled, Life is Anything but Fair, about seeing the ways the unfairness of life has sometimes brought you gifts. It’s good to pause and remember the things that you have gotten that others have not. Today, we want to talk about those times when you’re treated unfairly in ways that are harmful to you. Workplace stress is a challenge for both men and women and, there is research that shows that workplace stress is higher for…

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