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New Study Suggests Stress May Impact Women’s Fertility

March 25, 2014 | Health Relationships Stress

Can stress actually interfere with your ability to become pregnant?  A new study published on Monday in the journal Human Reproduction suggests it may. Couples were followed for 12 months, and 401 women submitted saliva samples two times during the course of the study.  The saliva samples were measured for both cortisol levels and alpha-amylase […]

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What Are 5 Signs It’s Time To Move On? Listen to Paula Discuss This on Real Talk with MVP.

March 20, 2014 | Career Happiness Resilience Stress

It can be difficult to know when to move on from something – like a job that isn’t fulfilling or a relationship that might be coming to an end. Here are 5 signs that it’s time to move on (check out the article and the podcast): The article originally published on Psychology Today and the […]

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3 Myths That May Be Suffocating Your Potential

March 17, 2014 | Happiness Resilience

By:  Justin Foster As a kid, I was never the smartest in the class, the most athletic, the most…anything, really. I went with the flow, but if I was honest with myself, I wasn’t truly happy. Something just didn’t feel right. I wanted to be great and achieve more. Looking back I now realize what […]

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The Building Blocks of Happiness

February 28, 2014 | Happiness

By:  Jane S. Anderson When we think of happiness, we often mean the experience of positive emotions like joy or delight.  (I’m happy to be on vacation.”)  Or relief.  (“I’m happy to be done with that project.”)  Or a willingness to help.  (I’d be happy to run that errand for you.”) But these common definitions […]

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Listen to Paula Talk about “7 Things Successful Leaders Do Differently” on Cathy Is In on LA Talk Radio

February 18, 2014 | Career Happiness Resilience

In honor of President’s Day, Cathy and Paula discuss Paula’s popular article, “7 Things Successful Leaders Do Differently” on Cathy’s show on LA Talk Radio. Click here to listen! NOTE:  Paula appears from minutes 15:20 – 34:00.

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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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June 25, 2013 | Career Health

7 Strategies to Prevent Burnout

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 […]

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