This article was originally posted by Dr. Alessandra Wall and published on LinkedIn. From recent Bloomberg and New York Time articles, to Tiffany Dufu’s MSNBC interview (shared right here on LinkedIn), to an email I just received from my sons’ school – subject title: “Raising Kids in the #MeToo era” – it looks like the […]
There are two ways to avoid arguments. Your first option, avoid getting involved altogether. Step out of the way of those verbal jabs and deflect the inevitable baiting the way wonder woman deflects bullets with her Bracelets of Submission. Earlier this Fall I shared 5 tips to successfully avoid the circus in Part I of […]
“I’m just not sure what I can do about it…” “Listen, I’m not the one [insert discriminating behavior or state]! So what am I suppose to do?” It’s hard to be part of a system that unconsciously yet actively holds people down. It’s even harder, to be the person held back by that system. I […]
Put yourself in her shoes… can you? In offices, households, schools, and cities all around the world we’re seeing a big push for more empathy (although I’m not sure many people realize that empathy is what they’re asking for). Empathy. It’s a basic human skill, one you might say fundamentally defines our humanity. Empathy is what […]
Here in the U.S., Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season. Theoretically, Thanksgiving is about coming together, joining in a ritual designed to show gratitude and appreciation for what we have and those who have helped us get here. Alas, like most gatherings of family and friends, it’s often the stage for un-winnable political […]
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WHY DOES THERAPY WORK? Ever wonder why therapy works? Do therapists possess some kind of deep wisdom and knowledge that unlocks your inner soul and dismantles your fears? Is it science, is there a tried and true formula for healing and empowering people? Or is it all bullshit, a placebo effect of sorts? Does therapy work […]
Diversity is big business In the world of business diversity is a HUGE agenda item. Companies are bending over backward trying to build more gender and culturally diverse teams. It makes sense: Economically speaking, data indicates that diverse teams are more productive and effective, while companies that have higher numbers of women in leadership are more […]
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Mistakes in Conversation Speak up! You’ll hear me repeat it until I’m blue in the face. Speak up! Say what you mean, ask for what you need, share what you believe. Speak up! Mean what you say, use your own voice, do not censor or edit your message just to please others. Speak up! Because […]
Can women be truly powerful? Yes, we can yield power. And yes, there is power within us. Yet we are limited – and we limit ourselves – in how we express it. Is that then really having power? There’s been much said and written about succeeding as a woman in a male-dominated world, but so much […]
If there’s one thing I can thank Donald Trump for it’s providing America and the rest of the world with a wake-up call too loud and obnoxious to ignore. The election of our 45th president has left us with little doubt or opportunity to ignore some decidedly unpleasant truths about our nation, what it stands for […]
Do you struggle with self confidence? Second guess yourself, wonder whether you really know what you’re doing, or know what you want? Nobody trusts themselves 100% of the time, but it sure does seem like some people walk through life unimpeded by self doubt. You know her: the co-worker who always looks like she knows […]
Who the hell trades in a successful career with shows like American Idol and The Voice to start a business with no previous business experience? Meet 28-year-old, Los Angeles resident, Ellen Jaworski who went from slowly killing herself at a career she’d sacrificed everything to build, to traveling across the country – and the globe – […]
You can hear it in the background, the soft melodic chirping of…what is that? Oh. Yeah. Your alarm. Wait! What day is it?!! Argh, Tuesday! It’s Tuesday, and your alarm is going off because you’re supposed to get up and go to work. It’s all coming together: the week ahead, today’s to-dos, and the fact that despite getting decent […]
Some days I feel lost, overwhelmed, maybe even a bit panicky. This usually happens when I’m agonizing over an important choice, facing some kind of setback in the pursuit of a goal, or worse yet, I’ve come face to face with the undeniable fact that I have failed. On a few of those days, I’ll […]
Ever find yourself so irritated, aggravated and on edge, that it’s hard to just be, let alone be around others? Me too, and I’ll tell you what, that is a sure sign of feeling overwhelmed! Thanks to years of personal practice and professional experience I’ve create a short, simple, but supper effective list of five things you can […]
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