Category Archives: Stress

Red Light, Green Light, 1, 2, 3

August 29, 2013 – Recently I was reminded of the childhood game we used to play in the school yard during recess: Red Light, Green Light, 1, 2, 3 (“RLGL”). Remember the game? The person who’s IT turns away from … Continue reading

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Maintaining Drive and Engagement Even on Low Energy Days

June 3, 2013 – While driving to a client meeting last week, I was struck with my low energy level that day.  Not only that day – it seemed to me that I was in a low energy period for … Continue reading

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EXAMINING LIFE – LIVING THE MOMENT

April 24, 2013 – Ever find yourself daydreaming about the past or wondering about an alternative present? What about living with constant anticipation about what’s coming next? Lest you think this thinking is limited to people of a certain age, … Continue reading

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The Way of Self-Forgiveness

October 19, 2012 – The Jewish High Holy Days ended recently culminating with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It therefore occurs to me that a discussion of the concept of forgiveness – whether asking forgiveness of others or self-forgiveness … Continue reading

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No Such Thing as “Just a Meeting”

June 10, 2012 – My son is getting married this evening and I’ve been wondering what last minute fatherly advice I can give Asher. Listening to the seemingly endless planning for the wedding gave me my answer. And this advice … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Karen McMahon – Foster Healthy Communication

February 28, 2012 – I am pleased to announce that Res Ipsa Moments will host guest bloggers from time to time. Our first guest blogger is Karen McMahon, a colleague and fellow iPEC coach, with a blog entitled “Foster Healthy … Continue reading

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The Power of Venting

February 9, 2012 – While reading an article today on breaking impasses in mediation, the question was raised whether or not venting helps people get past their emotions in order to reach an agreement. Although the author of the article … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day

February 2, 2012 – Today is Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney Phil told us to expect another six weeks of winter. Would that knowing the future could be so easy and effortless. Alas, we mortal humans don’t have it so easy. … Continue reading

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Stress Revisited

January 25, 2012 – One all too common challenge faced by everyone is stress. Stress is an integral part of life. Stress motivates us to accomplish our goals. As such, stress is desirable. Left unchecked, however, stress has the power … Continue reading

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Speak the Same Language

January 1, 2012 – Today is New Year’s Day, a time to contemplate resolutions for the coming year. Topping many lists are traveling to foreign countries and learning a new language. And what’s the biggest challenge in traveling to a foreign … Continue reading

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Creatures of Habit

December 6, 2011 – We are all creatures of habit, which is to say, we are all created by, and the products of, our habits. Habits, by and large, are good things. They provide the necessary shortcuts which enable us … Continue reading

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Breathe and Relax

October 25, 2011 – Breathe. Relax. Two key words to live your life by. The two go hand in hand. In order to truly relax, you need to breathe naturally and calmly. And to breathe naturally and calmly you need to … Continue reading

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Sensationalism is Good for News – But not Life

September 12, 2011 – Looking at any newspaper headline, or listening to any news station, in the northeastern United States over the last month and you will have seen sensationalist newscasting/journalism at its finest. Disasters, real and anticipated, from earthquakes, … Continue reading

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In Gratitude to Blaze

August 16, 2011 – Yesterday, August 15th, was the 42nd anniversary of Woodstock.  Although I was a few years too young to attend, the Woodstock aura impacted me such that I felt as though I was there. Yesterday was also … Continue reading

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Imagine the Possibilities

August 8, 2011 – So much has happened – so many changes – in my life this summer. All of them good things by any standard. In chronological order: we moved; my oldest son got engaged; and Jackie and I … Continue reading

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Prime Conditions for Being Engaged

May 23, 2011 – While at a meeting the other day, I mentioned some of the research and work I’m doing on engagement and the response from the other side of the table was a smile and the words “that’s a … Continue reading

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The Funnel – Parts 1 and 2

PART 1 April 13, 2011 – Marketers and sales trainers often rely on the metaphor of the funnel as a visualization of the business growth process. We create a funnel with a wide opening on one side to pour in … Continue reading

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Dream On

March 24, 2011 – We often talk about setting goals and devising action plans to achieve those goals. Such is the hallmark of first determining strategic plans and then tactical moves to achieve that strategy. We do this all the … Continue reading

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Long Live the Story

March 1, 2011 – We went to see Cesar Millan, the Dog Whisperer, last week at the Bergen PAC. The Dog Whisperer live onstage? Yes, you read correctly. Cesar is taking his dog rehabilitating, human training message on the road. … Continue reading

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In Memory of Doug Goldstein

February 18, 2011 –  Thursday morning I awoke to the sad news I had anticipated and dreaded: Doug Goldstein, a friend I’ve known since college, passed away the night before. Although not unexpected – Linda told me on Tuesday evening … Continue reading

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To Label or Not to Label

October 10, 2010 – To label or not to label, that is the question.  Have you ever given serious consideration to the use of labels in your life?  Think about how often and easily we resort to labeling ourselves and … Continue reading

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Reflection, Introspection, Motivation.

September 13, 2010 – The unofficial end of summer (Labor Day) has come and gone.  The new school year has begun, and we are in the middle of the Jewish New Year season – a time traditionally devoted to reflection … Continue reading

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‘Tis Easier Said Than Done

July 26, 2010 – Today is my father’s birthday.  Dad would have been 85.  At first blush, my dad had a charmed, easy life.  Dad graduated Harvard Law School, was an accomplished attorney, built a successful real estate business, was … Continue reading

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Living In The Moment

June 27, 2010 –  Last night we went to see, hear and experience the Furthur concert in Coney Island.  Furthur, for those who don’t know, is the current incarnation of the Grateful Dead.  Let me begin by saying that the … Continue reading

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Harnessing Stress — Part 3

June 4, 2010 – Last month we discussed the nature of stress and mentioned the all too common passive reaction. Before beginning to examine the best way of harnessing stress to work for us, we must understand other common reactions … Continue reading

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Harnessing Stress, Part 1

May 7, 2010 – Stress caught up with me this week. Blindsided me, as a matter of fact. Going about my regular routine of work, writing, teaching, working out and, of course, family, I couldn’t figure out why I was … Continue reading

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