Stress


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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You Can’t Have It All – But That’s Okay

February 11, 2014 | Career Happiness Stress

I read a statement recently that went something like this: “Instead of telling young women they can have it all, we should ask what they want and help them figure out how to get it.” Now hear me out, because what comes next is not what some people want to hear. You can’t have it […]

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Lower Performance Stress By Saying Something – New Study

February 6, 2014 | Stress

A new study from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business reports that, “feelings of stress may be lowered if they are experienced alongside another person feeling similar emotions.”  In short, actually labeling the emotion and saying something about it diffuses the emotion. To illustrate this point, I recently appeared on a national […]

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7 Tips to Make Your Goals & Resolutions Stick

January 28, 2014 | Happiness Stress

It’s that time of year again.  We’re into the New Year, and despite well-intentioned resolutions that started with a blast of gusto and vigor, most of us are already losing steam and making exceptions, or excuses.  We’re well on our way back to old habits. Studies have shown that of the over 50% of Americans […]

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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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