Bouncing Back

Bouncing Back

We all have our go-to ways to help us regain our equilibrium when life’s challenges and adversities come along. Here are some additional tips and strategies from Karen Salmansohn, author of The Bounce Back Book. While we may not have much control over the situations we encounter, Salmansohn lists 75 ways to call upon your… Continue Reading

Going Minimalist

Going Minimalist

I never thought of myself as a minimalist, but I feel like I’m moving in that direction. Having binge-watched a day of HGTV’s Tiny House Hunters, I feel inspired to tackle the job of downsizing our two-story rented townhouse. My husband has been dealing with a case of chronic tendonitis for nearly two years, and we… Continue Reading

Turning Dreams into Reality

Turning Dreams into Reality

We all have dreams we’d like to see come to fruition, but sometimes the demands of everyday life hijack our energy and free time. Author and psychotherapist Jonathan Robinson shares shortcuts on moving forward with our dreams. His book Find Happiness Now lists a number of ways to energize and motivate yourself for turning your dreams into reality.… Continue Reading

5 Quick Tips for Feeling Good

5 Quick Tips for Feeling Good

When your days are packed with activity and stress threatens to overwhelm you, there are quick actions you can take to restore your joy. Psychotherapist and author Jonathan Robinson shares 50 shortcuts in his book Find Happiness Now. We will talk about five of these strategies. Tip #1: Ask yourself the right questions. Robinson asserts that… Continue Reading

The Power of Choice, Part 3

Today we’ll be covering the final five choices in Steve Chandler’s book, Crazy Good: A Book of Choices. Choice #11:  Testing vs. Trusting Some of us think we need to believe in ourselves in order to make changes in our life. Chandler says we don’t need to believe in ourselves to take action. We just… Continue Reading

The Power of Choice, Part 2

The Power of Choice, Part 2

So last post we started talking about Steve Chandler’s book entitled Crazy Good: A Book of Choices. Having reviewed the first five choices, today we’ll be covering his next five choices. Choice #6:  Systems vs. Dreams We all need dreams to inspire us in pursuit of our goals. But Chandler notes that to accomplish our goals,… Continue Reading

The Power of Choice

The Power of Choice

Sometimes book titles leap out at me, and this was the case when I read about Steve Chandler’s book, Crazy Good: A Book of Choices. Chandler lists 15 choices we can make to cause our life experiences go from not just good but crazy good. We will cover the first five choices in this post and review… Continue Reading

Meet Gail

Gail Pentz, author

My work experience spans Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits. As a corporate trainer, I have delivered training throughout the U.S. and in 18 other countries. I designed and wrote hundreds of instructional materials for numerous industries, and worked as a teacher and staff in private schools. I also have experience with small businesses. I was a founding partner and Director of Operations for T.W.I.C.E. Educational Services, Inc., a Sarasota-based continuing education firm serving mental health professionals.

Having worked 60+ hours a week for several decades, I know what it’s like to be on the proverbial hamster wheel, using weekends to catch up on what I didn’t get done and preparing for the week ahead. Like me, you may be ready for at least two days each week that are filled with activities you find satisfying and fulfilling. Less time working (or preparing for work) translates into more time for recreational travel, self-care, and personal development. I firmly believe that as we take better care of ourselves, we are better equipped to share our gifts with the world (and especially the quality of effort we bring to the workplace).

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