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Journaling: The Path to Self-improvement, Satisfaction, and Success.

Journaling: The Path to Self-improvement, Satisfaction, and Success.

It’s 2018, and yes you may have a host of new year’s resolutions already sought out for … but if I could add one more item to your list, consider the daily practice of journaling. It doesn’t have to be an hour power writing session on the daily, but perhaps a few minutes scheduled into your morning or evening routine ...

Take a Breather!

Take a Breather!

Diaphragmatic breathing, otherwise known as “deep breathing,” is defined as an efficient integrative body-mind training for dealing with stress and psychosomatic conditions (Ma et al., 2017). Benefits of diaphragmatic breathing, notably emotional balance and social adaptation have been investigated in association with meditative practices, ancient eastern religions (e.g. Buddhism), and the movement arts (e.g. yoga and Tai Chi) (Sargunaraj et al., 1996; Beauchaine, 2001; Porges, 2001). Various psychological studies have also found diaphragmatic breathing to be an effective non-pharmacological intervention for reducing stress, anxiety, and depression (Stromberg et al., 2015) ...

Showing Strength by Asking for Help

Showing Strength by Asking for Help

Asking for help has been promulgated as a sign of weakness, incompetence, or an imposition on other people's time. When we don't want to come across as being a nuisance, we tend to avoid asking for help altogether, and expect that things will just work out.

I want to stress that this approach is flawed, and that the opposite is true. Asking for help is in fact a STRENGTH, not a weakness. 

Happy Holidays from L&L Consulting!

Happy Holidays from L&L Consulting!

Thank you for another great year! We are wishing you all the best for the holiday season and 2017. Here are some suggestions for maintaining your mental health and wellness this holiday season and into the start of a New Year.

Enhance your Email

Enhance your Email

A feeling many of us know too well is the sinking feeling that accompanies a growing number of unread emails. Checking your inbox after a vacation, the weekend, or even an afternoon meeting can quickly add up to be a big pile of to-dos. Staying organized can help reduce stress and keep us mentally healthy and productive.