Category Archives: Health & Wellness

The Statesman Cap10K: Give Yourself a Round of Applause in 2018

By Jeff Simecek, Director, Statesman Cap10K Race

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Sheryl Sandberg on Handling Disappointment at Work

If you’ve read only one book about professional development, chances are it’s Sheryl Sandberg’s New York Times bestseller Lean In. It got a lot of working women talking, and it turned Sandberg, Facebook’s COO, into one of America’s favorite executive role models—male or female. Last year, with the sudden death of her husband, Dave Goldberg, and her Facebook post about her grief, Sandberg grabbed our attention again and started a … [ more ]

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Make Every Workday a Good Workday | Podcast

Click Play below to listen. The team goes with your idea. Your boss praises you. And all your meetings end early. Having things go your way is more within your power than you think, says former McKinsey partner Caroline Webb. In 30 minutes, she will translate cutting-edge science and teach you the tiny tweaks to your daily routine that will improve your “luck.” Step by step, Webb will share • how to set better … [ more ]

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Podcast | Harness the Power of Your Relationships

Click Play below to listen. To be effective today, you need something that leadership strategist Erica Dhawan calls “connectional intelligence.” In 30 minutes, Dhawan, co-author of Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence, explains how to connect better and faster and use the skill to innovate growth • solve highly complex challenges • marshal resources and tap informal knowledge networks • and maximize your potential. Podcast: Play in … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass | Harness the Power of Your Relationships

Harness the Power of Your Relationships Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:00-12:30 pm To be effective today, you need something that leadership strategist Erica Dhawan calls “connectional intelligence.” In 30 minutes, Dhawan, co-author of Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence, will explain how to connect better and faster and use the skill to innovate growth • solve highly complex challenges • marshal resources and tap informal knowledge networks … [ more ]

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Podcast | Broadcasting Happiness: Simple, Proven Strategies to Increase Happiness at Work

Click Play below to listen. Effective, positive communication is the single biggest driver of success at work. In this 30-minute teleclass, Michelle Gielan, author of Broadcasting Happiness and a former CBS Morning News anchor, will share her simple, yet scientifically based strategies to: inoculate your brain against stress and negativity • make impactful verbal and non-verbal changes to your leadership style • fuel performance in others through high-impact praise • … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass | Broadcasting Happiness: Simple, Proven Strategies to Increase Happiness at Work

Broadcasting Happiness: Simple, Proven Strategies to Improve Happiness at Work Tuesday, December 20, 2016 12:00-12:30pm Central

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Be a Social Media Star—and Stay Fit This Fall

As you would expect of a popular blogger formerly known as MizFit, Carla Birnberg does not do her tweeting lying on the couch. She doesn’t even do it sitting at a desk. “Unless I’m leading a Twitter chat, I’m either walking around my office, in a plank position or in a wall sit, using voice dictation,” says Birnberg, who recently rebranded herself using her real name. “It makes me a … [ more ]

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Podcast | See Your Fluctuating Moods as a Strength, not a Weakness

Medicating away our moods—or numbing them with food or alcohol—doesn’t just keep us from addressing the real issues. It also interferes with our ability to be empathic, intuitive and aware of our capabilities. In 30 minutes, Julie Holland, M.D., a psychiatrist and author of Moody Bitches, will share insider information about the drugs we’re being offered and the direct link between food and mood. She’ll also offer practical advice on sex, exercise … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass | See Your Fluctuating Moods as a Strength, not a Weakness

See Your Fluctuating Moods as a Strength, not a Weakness Tuesday, May 24, 2016 12:00 – 12:30 pm

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The Truth about Confidence

Women just need to believe in themselves more. That’s often the prescription for righting gender inequities in the workplace. But a big part of the confidence gap is not being addressed, says Janet Crawford, CEO of Cascadance, Inc., an organizational change firm that helps companies address issues of under-representation and create cultures of inclusion. “Low confidence is not an individual phenomenon, but is in part, a general consequence of something … [ more ]

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Mallika Chopra on the Power of Asking Yourself Questions

When life feels out of balance or lacking in meaning, Mallika Chopra advises asking yourself the two questions her father taught her to ask: Who am I? And what do I want? “It’s the first step toward reconnecting with your authentic self and trusting your intuition,” says Chopra, author of Living with Intent.  “This is what I call the incubation phase.”

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Conquer Your Worst Work Habits

Even if you’ve been doing your writing at the 11th hour since college or you can’t stop checking your email to save your life, your bad habits are breakable. The key is not focusing on one fix and giving up when it doesn’t stick (for the proverbial 30 days). “We think there’s a one-size-fits-all solution, but different things work for different people,” says Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author … [ more ]

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The Changing Image of HIV

When you think of a person with HIV, do you imagine a grandparent? A person in a nursing home? Or someone counting the months to retirement? If not, think again. According to the CDC, of the 1.2 million people in the U.S. living with HIV, half of them will be 50 years of age or older this year. Thirty years ago, that statistic would have been thought unimaginable. Today, however, it’s … [ more ]

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Podcast: Life is Not a Stress Rehearsal — with Loretta LaRoche

The complexities of modern day life and the perception of what we need to do in one day has shifted us from “human beings” into “human doings.” Listen to this engaging and entertaining 30-minute teleclass to learn valuable tools to help you “lighten up” and enjoy life more. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Life is Not a Stress Rehearsal: Practical Tips to Stress Less and Laugh More!

Life is Not a Stress Rehearsal: Practical Tips to Stress Less and Laugh More! Tuesday, April 21, 2015 12:00pm CDT REGISTER HERE

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Job Stress SOS: Solutions from a Top Manager

Having worked for nearly two decades at the New York Times, where deadlines are constant and accuracy is paramount, Jill Abramson knows stress. The former executive editor’s threshold for it is probably higher than it is for most; she’s the first woman to lead the “newspaper of record”—and her abrupt dismissal was controversial.  But as a journalist and top manager, Abramson has felt or seen it all, from the strain … [ more ]

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Stick to Your Get-Healthy Goals This Year

By Pam LeBlanc, Feature Writer, Austin American-Statesman Oh the horror. Here it is January, when everyone suddenly becomes an exercise junkie. A month ago you had the gym to yourself. You never had to wait for a machine or circle the lot to park your car.

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Exclusive Interview: Diana Nyad’s Xtreme Life Lessons

There’s persistence—say, trying to swim the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark-proof cage. And then there’s Diana Nyad persistence—trying four more times, despite rough seas and stormy weather, hours-long asthma attacks and paralyzing jellyfish stings, until she succeeded—all after turning 60 years old. Nyad could also brand leadership, resilience and success. Here’s her take on them and more.

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Fitting in Fitness as a Working Woman

By Sujata Neidig, Americas Business Development Manager, Freescale Microcontrollers Product Group As a working woman, I know that it’s easy to let taking care of yourself fall to the bottom of your to-do list. It’s especially hard to keep up with any type of fitness routine when you’re traveling for work. So after having two kids and starting a job that required travel—my background is in engineering—I became a runner, … [ more ]

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