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26May2016

When and How to Say “Enough”

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It is not unusual these days for people to use “bad” language, personal insults, and belittling phrases when they are frustrated, under pressure themselves, or don’t feel things are being done quickly enough. This especially happens on the telephone where a caller’s verbal attack can be highly offensive and may overstep acceptable and manageable boundaries of anger.
21Oct2015

Stressed at Work Anyone?

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“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn It is Monday morning and you can feel every bone in your body begging you not to go to work. You are tired, exhausted, and need every minute of sleep you can get. For the past couple of months,
23Apr2014

Preventing Burnout

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Signs, Symptoms, Causes, and Coping Strategies If constant stress has you feeling disillusioned, helpless, and completely worn out, you may be suffering from burnout. When you’re burned out, problems seem insurmountable, everything looks bleak, and it’s difficult to muster up the energy to care—let alone do something about your situation. The unhappiness and detachment burnout causes can threaten your job,
01Jul2013

Relaxation Exercise: The Inner Smile

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By Sarah Jeffrey-Gray
It’s essential to take the time to relax – to take a break from other things: work, home, other people. It is vital to maintain ourselves and our health, both physically and mentally. We really need to give priority to the time to relax regularly in order to recharge the batteries.
01Aug2012

A Stress-Free Career? Are you Living in Dreamland?

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By Chere Estrin, The Estrin Report
Stress doesn’t really scare me. It is part and parcel of our lives. Why, might you ask, would anyone say that?  Probably because in the second half of my work life, I have found the secrets to a relatively stress-free career. Article after article has been written about stress. 
01Aug2011

Stressed Out and Going Nowhere

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By Chere Estrin, The Estrin Report
Being a tad stressed out lately, I decided to research the topic and, unfortunately, came up with the same old boring routine run-of-the-mill suggestions. There’s nothing worse than for stressed out paralegals and legal professionals to read another article on stress that tells you to: Take a break.
11Aug2008

Coping with Change

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America is a land of wonders, in which everything is in constant motion and every change seems an improvement.” Nearly two centuries have passed since Alexis de Tocqueville made the above comment in his treatise Democracy in America, and we still haven’t begun to slow down. While people may disagree on whether “every change seems an improvement,”