Author: Gretchen Hydo

MORE IS NOT BETTER

We live in a world that glorifies being busy. We’re constantly hustling, adding items to our to-do lists and saying “yes” when we could be saying “no.” It’s normalized and expected. If you’re not insanely busy, are you really living? This is just one way to live, and, I would argue, not the best way. The problem is not that we’re busy, but that we’re busy doing things that aren’t most important to...

FINDING PEACE IN THE CHAOS

There is so much noise around us all the time. Many of us have kids to nurture, demanding jobs to manage, households to run and partners to invest in. At the end of the day, when your head hits the pillow, it can often be the first moment of silence we’ve had all day. This becomes even more true in times of transition—like a new year or new job—when we’re going through an onslaught of changes. Wha...

PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE

We can pretend it’s not coming or keep our head in the sand, but the future will come just the same, bringing with it change, decisions, challenges and new opportunities. If we do not take today to prepare for the future, we run the risk of missing out on all the chances tomorrow will bring. Preparation is the gateway that allows us to achieve our goals, the key that gives us access to the change ...

9 WAYS TO KNOW WHAT FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT AND WHAT ISN’T

Feedback. What comes up for you when you hear it? Does your trigger response take you to a place of defensiveness where you assume that you have done something wrong? Or, do you receive it as an opportunity for growth? Whatever your feelings, feedback is an important tool that when received without judgement, loses its charge and just becomes information that can be acted upon or rejected. Feedbac...

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