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Communication: What could go wrong?

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being, Organization, Uncategorized

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”   George Bernard Shaw Oh my gosh, how many times has this been the case? There are so many ways to communicate these days, determining what kind of communication to use is key. Types …

Those darn distractions!

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being, Uncategorized

“It’s so hard to get anything done with all these distractions.” Heard it. Felt it. Said it. Most workplaces are full of distractions, especially in the ever-increasing open office concept: Excessive noise (piped in music, printers, copiers, conversations, etc.) Lack of privacy (no more closing your office door) …

Life can be tough. Developing resilience is key.

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being, Uncategorized

“Resilience is that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back at least as strong as before.” Psychology Today. We’ve all probably experienced moments when we felt so strong, that we knew could take on any level of adversity. And other …

Ready to Spring Ahead?

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being, Uncategorized

With snow on the ground today in Western Washington (although my crocus and tulips are poking through it) and over 18″ of snow over the last few days on the other side of the Cascades, “Spring” seems pretty far away.  Nonetheless, this Sunday morning we “spring forward.” I …

Why do we want to be like someone else?

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being, Uncategorized

“Never compare your insides to everyone else’s outsides.” ― Anne Lamott Have you ever caught yourself thinking . . . “I want to be like Susie, she’s so organized.” “I want to be like Kathy, she has great hair.” “I want to be like Janet, she is an …

How do they make you feel?

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In case you missed it, Valentine’s Day was last week. (As Ellen said, if you didn’t know it was Valentine’s Day “you are either single or soon to be.”) For some people, Valentine’s Day is one of the most pressure-packed holidays of the year. Whether we are in …

Do you know your Love Language?

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being, Organization, Uncategorized

My husband and I have been married for nearly 23 years.   Considerably less than some folks I know, considerably more than others, but I’m feeling pretty darn good about it. What makes our relationship work are probably the same things that make relationships work for a lot of …

Do you know your Values and Needs?

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being, Organization, Uncategorized

Some information to put this post in perspective: Several years ago I started a Professional Organizing business (I later added Coaching to my business model).  I absolutely love helping my clients transition their homes and minds to create the lives they were destined to live.  I foresee being …

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being, Organization, Uncategorized

So, why did the chicken cross the road?  So the story goes it was to get to the other side. But what was on the other side?   What was the reward?  What was the motivation?  Why bother?  There is a lot of risk crossing the road. What could possibly …

Family Communication

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being, Organization, Uncategorized

Communication (from Latin commūnicāre, meaning “to share”[1]) is the act of conveying intended meanings from one entity or group to another through the use of mutually understood signs and semiotic rules. Wikipedia The word that sticks out the most in this definition to me is “intended.” I had …