Stress


11 Traits That Sabotage Driven People

June 25, 2014 | Career Happiness Stress

For as long as I can remember, I have been driven and achievement-oriented.  It started when I was six, playing tee-ball for the first time.  I got a double (whatever that means when you’re six and playing tee-ball), but then Jamie Ditzenberger hit a home run (even for a six year old, it was a […]

View More >


Life Is Stressful – 10 Things to Stop Tolerating (On Forbes.com)

May 21, 2014 | Stress

According to a recently published article in the Wall Street Journal, stress is the number one workforce risk issue, ranking above obesity and physical inactivity.  What’s more, there seems to be a disconnect between what employees say stress them out and what employers focus on when it comes to stress.  A Catalyst work report shows that […]

View More >


Burned Out Bosses

May 19, 2014 | Career Health Stress

According to a Wall Street Journal article, a recent Harvard Medical School study revealed that 96% of senior leaders reported feeling burned out on some level, with one-third describing their burnout as extreme. I often describe burnout as a disease of disengagement.  The effects of burnout cause high achievers to unplug – at work, at […]

View More >


Paula is Interviewed about Burnout on Local Job Network!

Take a listen to Paula’s interview with Local Job Network Radio on the topic of burnout.  In this 18 minute interview, Paula talks about her own experience with burnout, some of the warning signs of burnout, and what you can do to prevent it. Click here to listen!  You can also download it on iTunes.

View More >


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 […]

View More >


What’s up

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.



Check this Out!

May 21, 2014 | Stress

Life Is Stressful – 10 Things to Stop Tolerating (On Forbes.com)

According to a recently published article in the Wall Street Journal, stress is the number one workforce risk issue, ranking above obesity and physical inactivity.  What’s more, there seems to be a disconnect between what employees say stress them out and what employers focus on when it comes to stress.  A Catalyst work report shows that […]

View More >


Paula Davis-Laack on Huffington Post
Paula Davis-Laack on Psychology Today