I think, therefore I am (awake and miserable)

Psychologists define rumination as “the focused attention on the symptoms of one's distress, and on its possible causes and consequences, as opposed to its solutions.” Farmers define rumination (by their cows) as “to chew again what has been chewed slightly and swallowed.” Either way, it’s an unappetizing way to spend your evening. Continue reading “I think, therefore I am (awake and miserable)”…

Feeling Angry at your Boss? Try a Voodoo Doll

The stress relieving action may have an impact on productivity, stress-related illness and absenteeism, making voodoo dolls a valuable workplace tool. Continue reading “Feeling Angry at your Boss? Try a Voodoo Doll”…

Survey Report: Calling in Sick when Healthy Can Get You Fired

Not only are employers starting to investigate their workers' crazy stories, but they are also getting more prone to check out even believable excuses. Nearly 70 percent of surveyed employers said they asked for a doctor's note, about half called the "sick" employee to check-in, and 18 percent had someone else make the phone call to catch the employee off guard. Continue reading “Survey Report: Calling in Sick when Healthy Can Get You Fired”…

When Things Go Wrong

We all have stressful days when everything seems to go wrong. Advance preparation can keep a bad day from becoming a disaster. Continue reading “When Things Go Wrong”…