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In 1954, Abraham Maslow introduced his Hierarchy of Needs model as a way to explain human motivation. From the time it was published, it has been taught to children who, I’m sure, have no life context for the meaning of it all. As I’ve continued along my journey of job loss and renewal this year, […]
By: Martha Knudson, JD As a self-confessed people watcher, I knew that I hit the jackpot when I moved next to Fran almost ten years ago. Fran has about a decade on me, making her around 40 when we first met. This woman has an electric blue outfit worn only while running with her dog, […]
Women’s happiness levels have been on the decline for the past few decades, so says a 2009 study entitled, The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness. If that is the case, what are young women and girls learning about what it means to be happy? Who are their happiness role models? It wasn’t until I burned […]
As I approach the age of 39, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to age gracefully. There is so much pressure in our society to look perpetually 20, with faces and figures which are unattainable without cosmetic alterations and surgery. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, almost 1.7 million cosmetic procedures were […]
When was the last time you jumped out of bed, excited that it was Monday morning, ready to head to a job you couldn’t wait to get to? It’s been that long, huh? If your jump out of bed looks more like a stop, drop and roll, it’s time to think about some different strategies […]
Paula is working on her first book about burnout and she’d love to hear from you! Contact her if you’d like to share your comments/concerns/questions/stories about burnout.
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Exactly four years ago today I stopped practicing law. I burned out during the last year of my law practice, which involved three visits to the ER, consulting numerous doctors, and experiencing near-daily panic attacks. Rebuilding my life has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but the years since have been some […]