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Living Your Breast Life – Debbie Myres, 10-01-2022
As we roll into October, we are reminded that this is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I didn't think I would be writing to all of you from personal experience ...
Circles of Sunshine – Mary Lanning, 08-15-2022
A study I came across recently said it takes the brain FIVE positive thoughts to replace the effects of ONE negative thought. FIVE TO ONE. Let that simmer. ...
Who Me? Finally!! – Jill Fine, 05-15-2022
Lately, that's been my reaction to the many people who comment on my happy and positive attitude. I am happy! I am positive! It's been a long road ...
Time to Take Care of Me! – Katherine Cruz, 03-01-2022
As the business world around us changes daily — companies merging, buying, closing, and acquiring — it's not easy to stay focused when worrying ...
The One in the Arena – Rachel Meyer, 07-15-2021
During the past year, almost all of us have experienced some uncertainty or anxiety resulting from the global health crisis. Many of us have been affected ...
Overcoming Stress Amid COVID-19 and Social Injustice Crises – Alysia Gradney, 08-15-2020
Many of us have had a difficult time dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing, and signs of social injustice, including civil unrest, racial ...
Re-Navigating Stress – Alyssa Santo, 03-01-2019
We all know what stress is and how it can negatively impact our health. It contributes to:
Lack of sleep
High blood pressure
Digging Out: An Action Plan for Dealing with an Overwhelming Project – Pam Elfreich, 02-01-2019
You're at work and you just got another project added to your already overwhelming work load. How do you tackle it?
First, tell yourself, "You've ...
Move Over, Holiday Hysteria! – Laura Lewis, 11-01-2017
The holidays are upon us — hard to believe it, isn't it? Weren't we just slathering on sunscreen, cranking up the air conditioners in our cars, ...
Quieting Your Mind – Carrie Chambers, CPO, 06-28-2017
Like many of you, I have a Type A personality. I am rigidly organized and ruthlessly efficient. I am always adding more to my full plate, saying "yes," ...
It's All in the State of Mind – Audrey Pavia, 10-15-2015
Have you ever heard of being "mindful"?
Mindfulness is a skill. It is the ability to look at the world around you and everyday events without letting ...
Steps to Survive a Hard Day at the Office – Lorie L. Lippiatt, OD, 10-01-2015
We all have challenging days, and some are more epic than others! After all, there is really no such thing as a perfect life. I took a few suggestions ...
Taking Care of You in Today's Fast-Paced World – Yvette Plaza-Leclerc, 03-02-2015
With our everyday lives moving at warp speed, we don't make nearly enough time to take care for ourselves.
If you are a mother and work full time ...
Logout, Sign Out, Out of Office — The All-Important Digital Disconnect – Rachel Meyer, 01-15-2015
When was the last time you truly unplugged from the digital world we are immersed in?
We all lead extremely busy lives. We have families, careers, ...
Dodge the Productivity Thieves: 5 Tips for Workplace Efficiency – Lorie L. Lippiatt, OD, 10-01-2014
We are all busy. Have you been finding yourself ever answering the question "How are you?' with the answer, "busier than ever"? I would consider myself ...
Curveballs – Karen A. Michaelson, ABOC (Communications Committee), 06-05-2014
Life is like a baseball game. The question is not if, but when, a curveball will come your way.
This month's One Minute Mentor was to be written ...
Beauty Rest – Cerella Rainey, O.D., 05-27-2014
I routinely adhere to the old adage "just sleep on it" as an effective strategy when encountered with increased pressure and problems in both my personal ...
Lions, Tigers, And Bears — Oh My! – Ashley Shewmaker, ABOC, 03-03-2014
If your practice is anything like mine, you've cast aside the day-to-day upkeep of business for the whirlwind that is our changing industry. I wake up ...
Do You Possess the Virtue of Patience? – Karen A. Michaelson, ABOC, 02-03-2014
This topic came to me quite vividly when dealing with a couple of situations that I would like to share with you. A couple of facts about both:
Celebrate You! – Lorie Lippiatt, OD, 11-18-2013
I recently returned from my annual birthday trip to the Napa Valley. I like great wine, and the Napa Valley during fall harvest has been my "go to" ...
Time to Change, Time to De-Stress
Introduced by Mentoring Committee Member, Karen Michaelson
I have the pleasure of picking articles from the OWA One-Minute Mentor archives. Even though ...
Just 2 Songs – Christie Walker, 09-03-2013
Working from home is both a joy and a curse, especially if you are a multitasking woman. A joy, because the commute is short and without peril (unless ...
Organize Now — 3 Steps to Get Started! – Michelle Vignault, 06-14-2013
Categorize your tasks by importance and then choose timeframes to get them finished. Such as this week, this month, or by end of summer. ...
Declutter the E-Clutter – Lorie Lippiatt, OD, 01-16-2013
I really like January. No, not because it's the dead middle of winter, but January usually brings about change. Over the past few years, one change ...
Are You the Master of Multi-Tasking or Disguise? – Karen Michaelson, I Kare Optical and Clinic Services, 08-13-2012
Do you consider yourself a great multi-tasker? Let's rethink this for a moment.
We are human beings and we are built to do just one complicated thing ...
Making it a Happy Holiday – Amy Spiezio, 12-05-2011
This time of year is often touted as the most wonderful, but getting through it might be challenging. Between work, family, and all of the other demands ...
Secrets to a Real Vacation
Introduced by Dave Beebe
I first heard Kevin Eikenberry speak at a conference last year, and afterwards subscribed to his inspiring and motivating ...
Making the Workplace a Stress-Free Zone – Liz Baidoo, 06-01-2011
I recently read somewhere that 3 out of 4 Americans consider their work stressful. Between demands of projects, colleagues and day to day tasks, it's ...
Building Employee Engagement Through Wellness – Mary Crisafulli, 05-05-2011
Wellness. This simple word incorporates many facets that affect our whole being: how we work, how we play, how we live. As leaders we need to begin ...
What Might Your New Year's Resolution Be? – Jodi Groh, 12-01-2010
As we approach the end of another year, thoughts often turn toward making resolutions for the new year. Unfortunately, we often set unrealistic goals ...
Change Is Not Always Difficult – Audrey Pavia, 03-01-2010
In corporate life, at least, change is not only the "only constant" but it is also frequently a thorn in one's side! You know that it is necessary, ...
Reduce Holiday Stress – Jodi Groh, 11-12-2008
Ready or not, the holidays are here. It's a time that should be filled with joy, but oftentimes that joy is shadowed by stress. With work, family, travel, ...
Time to Change, Time to De-Stress – Sandy Likes, 06-05-2008
Do you ever notice that after you talk with someone that your stress level is reduced or that it has increased? Great leaders are good at reducing stress ...
Dealing with Angry Clients – Donna A. Suter, 07-31-2006
Everyone has a bad day once in a while. And your clients, unfortunately, are included in that group. How you deal with them while they are all worked ...