Stress ruins businesses. Not only can it wreak havoc on your team’s motivation to work hard, but it can also affect loyalty and even have adverse effects on the immune system. A stressful work environment also leads to costly staff turnover. How can you tell......

When most managers think about cutting costs, it’s usually in terms of changing suppliers, reducing hours and downsizing employees. However, what many employers miss is that there’s a much larger opportunity staring them in the face. How many new workers did your company have to......

I hate saying it this way, as it sounds very new-age, but I "found" Laughter Yoga very much by serendipity. My backstory and history are as tragic as anyone else's, and that story will unfold here at some point because it is germane to my overall story. But my discovery was a result of research whil...

Have you ever considered the life of a balloon dog? Or balloon animals as a species? Probably not, But I do. A lot. Don’t judge me. I first learned balloon art from a Klutz book in 2000. I figured it would be a useful skill in my......

Emotional Labor. It sounds…painful. Thankfully for you women readers out there, these are labor pains we men share with you. Interestingly, there are a LOT of articles about women and emotional labor, and how they experience EL much more than men, but for the purposes of this article, we will disc...

Deconstructing happiness…sounds dangerous and full of risk, doesn’t it? When we deconstruct something, there is always the risk of discovering something we did not want to see, or even the risk of being unable to reassemble what we have taken apart. So why would we want to deconstruct happiness?...