October 31, 2022

As we gear up for holidays and the busy season, make sure to take some time for yourself to nurture your health, happiness and wellbeing. November’s live mindfulness programs cover a wide array of timely topics from holiday eating and support for veterans, to cultivating compassion in everyday life. Sign up for eM Life’s upcoming … Continued

October 24, 2022

My go-to tool in my mental health toolbox is self-compassion. This wasn’t always the case. I was pretty harsh on myself when I received a low score on a self-compassion test I took a few months back. I learned that I’m much better at showing compassion to others than directing that same kindness towards myself.   … Continued

October 17, 2022

I relate to chipmunks this time of year. I too feel called to retreat to my burrow as my mood plummets along with the temperature and a deficit of daylight hours leaves me mourning the summer months. Seasonal Affective Disorder, fittingly shortened to SAD, affects people worldwide, with many more coping with milder symptoms of … Continued

October 10, 2022

Once when I was in a slump, I made a project out of reading biographies. I figured reading about others who had fallen into slumps—or much worse—might lift me out of my malaise. I was right. Reading how luminaries like Eleanor Roosevelt or athletes like Andre Agassi navigated challenges inspired me and put my woes … Continued

October 3, 2022

I’m guessing you’ve come across the term “quiet quitting,” or psychologically disengaging from work, if you keep up with the news (or have been on TikTok recently). Talk of this emerging trend seems omnipresent these days, and it’s not entirely surprising. Coming off the heels of the pandemic, high inflation, and crisis-level global events, the … Continued

September 26, 2022

October is here, with plenty of live mindfulness programs for you to sample alongside your pumpkin spice lattes. From stress relief and building healthy habits, to developing mindful leadership presence, and more–there’s something for everyone as we cozy up this fall. Sign up for eM Life’s upcoming live programs today.  Mindfulness at Work™: Stress Reduction … Continued

September 19, 2022

Being on the receiving end of a negative comment from a co-worker stings acutely even when there’s been plenty of positive feedback in the past. This is negativity bias.  You may have experienced it when given a piece of constructive feedback on a performance review that completely overshadowed the positive. Or when your day was … Continued

September 12, 2022

If I want insight into the phases I’ve passed through in life, I look no further than my stacks of journals. They began with lock and key “Dear Diary, so-and-so was very mean to me today,” sticker and doodle-covered notebooks from primary school years, moving swiftly forward to angsty teenage musings on heartbreak and high … Continued