Posts By: Dr. Susan Biali

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Self-Care Drives Leadership and Career Success

I’ve spoken to corporations about the importance of self-care and burnout prevention for years, and have followed leadership expert Michael Hyatt for years. The two worlds collided recently when I listened to his podcast version of Self-Care as a Leadership Discipline.  Hyatt presented this fantastic speech to 85,000 leaders at this year’s LeaderCast event.

Hyatt’s case for self-care as a …Continue Reading »

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3 Signs It’s Burnout and Not Just Stress

People toss around the word “burnout” a lot these days. Every time I speak about burnout to a group or at a conference, people come up to me wide-eyed afterward, saying, “This is what’s wrong with me! I just thought I was exhausted and stressed.” It’s my experience that many people walk around with clear symptoms …Continue Reading »

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Stressed Out? You May Be Too Conscientious

Conscientiousness increases your chances of success, but can leave you stressed and at risk of burnout.

“When your conscientiousness impels you to take on more than you can handle … you risk your physical health.”  –Susan Cain

 

Conscientiousness is Both a Strength and a Weakness

If you’re a conscientious person, you are “wishing to do what is right, especially to …Continue Reading »

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Communication Skills: How and When to Speak Up

Communication skills are the key to successful, healthy relationships. Do you find it hard to speak up for yourself? Are you afraid of what might happen if you say how you really feel?

If you spent a lot of your life around unsafe people, at some point you probably decided that it’s better to stay silent …Continue Reading »

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Suffering From Insomnia? Try This Simple Tool

Do you suffer from insomnia and poor quality sleep? So do I. At least I used to, until I implemented the tool I’ll be telling you about.

Insomnia isn’t just having trouble falling asleep. It refers to sleeplessness and poor sleep quality in general. Trouble falling asleep, trouble staying asleep, waking up too early, waking up exhausted – …Continue Reading »

Anxiety Help: Facing Your Fears Heals Your Brain

Do you tend to be fearful or suffer from anxiety? It’s really important to know this about yourself, and deal with it appropriately.

Fear and anxiety are like kidnappers that hold you captive. They hold you back from the full, free life you could be living. The stranglehold on your life will typically get worse over time, if left unchecked.

The …Continue Reading »

Lose Weight More Easily by Optimizing Your Environment

It’s hard to lose weight. I’ll say that right up front. You can achieve this goal, though, if you set yourself up for success. Are you constantly setting yourself up for failure, without realizing it?

Birth of a food ritual

I’ve struggled with addictions to various foods since I was about 9 years old. The first habit …Continue Reading »

How Living With Purpose Will Help You to Stop Comparing

We won’t be distracted by comparison if we are captivated by purpose. – Bob Goff.

In this era of social media, where everyone’s carefully curated lives are so relentlessly on display, comparison can drive you insane.

At the very least, it will probably make you unnaturally depressed and unsatisfied with your life (there’s plenty of scientific data to …Continue Reading »

5 Ways to Use Kindness to Defuse Difficult People

Ah, difficult people. Have you ever felt really frustrated or annoyed with someone’s behavior, maybe even deciding to dislike or shun them, only to find out afterwards that there was a good reason for them to be having an “off” day?

Have you been that rude or snappy person, yourself? I know I have.

Be kind, for …Continue Reading »

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Other People

Who are the people you frequently compare yourself to?

If you’re not sure, try asking yourself this: Who have you compared yourself to in the last 24 hours?

It might help to think of the last time you checked your Facebook or Instagram feed. Did any updates from other people make you feel envious, or make you feel as if your …Continue Reading »

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