3 Ways to Battle Burnout and Become a More Mindful Leader

Too many leaders feel the need to produce constantly, and the resulting burnout is bad for us, our jobs and our relationships. This corporate well-being consultant thinks a simple mindset shift can help.

Anne is a leader in a large technology firm. She and I have a longstanding coaching relationship, and she comes in when she needs extra guidance or support. When she called me this time, she said, “Carley, I have been diagnosed with breast cancer.”

When Anne came to me with this news, I helped her make some wise and quick treatment decisions, but it felt imperative that we also speak about her well-being. I knew from working with Anne that she is a driven “go getter.” We often spoke about how she tended to push herself too hard by working 10 to 12 hours on top of a long commute and how she needed more sleep, exercise, healthy eating, and breaks.… READ MORE...

3 ways to ignite your mind, body, and heart in nature

Being, Beauty, and Belonging

I hope you had a great summer.  This summer I spent a lot of time writing (I am birthing my book :).  I also had some time for family, friends, some reflection time, and being in nature.

I don’t know about you, but my happy place is in nature.  I was called to the Hawaiin islands this summer. I collected some seashells of wisdom while I was there and I want to share them with you.

Most of us live a lot of our lives indoors.  In the summer time we may get outside more, but depending on where we live it may simply be too hot and humid to spend much time in nature.  However, evidence shows that nature offers effective medicine for our “over-doing” minds and bodies.

There is a Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, which is translated as taking in the forest atmosphere or “forest bathing.”  … READ MORE...