Monthly Archives: February 2015

Good grief (part 2)

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women sitting beside a windowBereavement, grief, loss. They’re part of the common human condition and can be complicated. What complicates our grief? Certainly the expectations of others: bereavement follows a timeline and that those in grief should respond or behave in a specific manner. If you fall outside of the “script”, or what is perceived as “normal”, scrutiny is laid at your feet! Let’s just agree that script and normal are dirty words when it comes to grief!

Now the test…

TRUTH or MYTH?

  • There are stages of grief that we follow as we grieve and progress
  • Grief and mourning are the same
  • It’s better not to focus on your grief but to
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Good grief (part 1)

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man upsetBereavement, grief, loss. They’re part of the common human condition. We ask ourselves when will everything return to normal or wonder if we’ll ever be the same again. We may stop at green lights and run the red, cry at the most inconvenient and unpredictable of times, and self-sabotage with wishful, and regretful, “if only” thoughts. Normal is an outcast. It is a setting on the washing machine not a benchmark in our grieving process!

Grief is a tidal wave of entangled emotions. These emotions can be experienced even more intensely depending on the significance of your loss, or your attachment, as well as the nature of your relationship to the …

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To CC in an email or not to CC: that is the work productivity question. Part 1

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woman working on a laptopThere is nothing more annoying than the arrival of a chain letter in your email inbox on a busy work day. That is, unless you receive a chain of CC emails that include several colleagues and a manager or two thrown in for good luck. Unfortunately, a work-related CC email has the same if not more potential to affect your productivity than an annoying chain letter that you simply forward or delete. The CC email is like a steam train that barrels through your inbox with every additional “reply all”. The trail contributes to your already ridiculous amount of email waste – approximately 80% of your inbox

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