May 18, 2018 - “Train Your Brain: 6 Steps for Overcoming Writer’s Block Through Meditation”
There are many suggestions out there about how to overcome writer’s block — taking a walk, changing your environment, taking a break, free-writing — but my secret to successfully overcoming the challenge of writer’s block is meditation.
May 15, 2018 - “Why Multitasking is a Myth: How to Improve Your Attentive Capacity”
Multi-tasking was extolled for years as a key trait of high achievers, and it was practiced by many—if not most—in corporate settings. However, in recent years, researchers have proven that the belief that engaging in several tasks at once means we are more productive is a myth.
Some fliers believe it is essential to open our laptops the moment flight attendants let us so we don’t miss a moment of productivity even while in the air. But I would argue that it is more important to use the gifts of travel downtime otherwise.
April 6, 2018 - “Mindfulness And Leadership Beyond The Mat with Dr. Julie Rosenberg”
Every workplace in today’s society has people stressed out at work. They battle this stress through exercise and meditation. One of the best ways to do so is through yoga. Dr. Julie Rosenberg is a long-term thyroid cancer survivor who uses the principles of yoga beyond the mat. She believes that corporate life will not feel as demanding when we learn to pause, breathe, and stay quiet even for a moment so we can be mindful of ourselves and our environment.
March 22, 2018 - “What You Need to Write Your First Book After Age 50”
I’ve previously written about why I believe that it is not only possible but in some ways advantageous to start a writing career after the age of 50. I am all for older writers taking the plunge, but it is important to be aware that it will be a different process than starting a writing a career at 25 may have been.
Here are a few things that are particularly important in order to start writing after 50.
March 1, 2018 - “Why Independent Bookstores Matter Now More Than Ever”
This past year and a half has been one of turmoil, noise and political chaos, rising to a level that most of us have never experienced. In our world of uncertainty and change, self-care is perhaps more important than ever. Amid an onslaught of 24-7 news and a seemingly increasingly unstable world, we need to find points of calm. I have found a major haven over the past few years in independent bookstores, and I wanted to talk a little bit about as to why I think they’re more important today than ever.
February 22, 2018 - “Change Your Perspective To Achieve Goals More Effectively”
Successful leaders are focused and present, says Julie Rosenberg, author “Beyond The Mat: Achieve Focus, Presence, and Enlightened Leadership though the Principles and Practice of Yoga.”
She adds these leaders “have cultivated an ability to pay attention to what’s important and avoid the constant distractions that negatively impact productivity and results. They do not dwell on past mistakes and they do not brood about future risks and concerns.”