Tag: burnout

Fueling Good

How to Get a Step Closer to the Best You

Reading Time: 5 minutes OK, time for a check-in. It’s mid-year, how are you doing for the resolution you have set in January? And if you are in need of some handles to begin to get yourself back on track, I do hope this article will help. I’ve pieced together some small changes you can start doing now to…
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Running Around, Running Aground

Reading Time: 2 minutes And just suddenly, one day, I was lying there in my bed, unable to move,” shared one. There I was, on my bathroom floor, at 2 am in the morning; cold, crying and wondering why I was in the state I was in,” shared another. I was angsty. I realized how work caused me to…
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Banding Together to Fight Burnout as a Community

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photos courtesy of Odyssey Dance Theatre “Burnout keeps us from thriving as a person. To prevent and address it, we need to call it out, deal with it and stop it from consuming us,” says James, Lead Thrive-Synergist and Founder of Emmaus Strategies, as he spent an evening with members from the community and shared…
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Organizational Success & its People

Reading Time: 3 minutes If your organization was a train, where would it be headed? Maintain an Edge While many organizations may struggle to create or maintain their edge by putting on market the most sought after product or services and/or by creating and enforcing the right strategy, I suggest that an organization’s success is fueled pretty much by…
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Learning from the Best Resignation Letter Ever Written

Reading Time: 5 minutes Refinery29 dubbed it the “Best Resignation Letter Ever Written“; in this, they were referring to the resignation announcement by Nancy Lublin. Nancy was stepping down as CEO after helming DoSomething, a not-for-profit organization that encourages young people to do something about social change and be a part of social activism, after 12 years. What made…
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From Burned Out to Called Out

Reading Time: 10 minutes Welcome to our “Burn Brighter” series. In this series, we will be sharing stories of real people who not only overcome burnout but also thrived as a result of their burnout. In the first of our showcase, we share the story of James, the Lead Thrive-Synergist & Founder of Emmaus Strategies LLP. Not your typical…
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Work is a Gift from God

Reading Time: 3 minutes “What profit has the worker from that in which he labors? I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied. He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does…
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Burnout, What/Who’s to Blame?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Eighteen months into this journey of declaring war on burnout and I am still learning so much about this public enemy. Even though burnout seems to be such a straight-forward phenomenon, the causes of burnout are not as clear-cut. What is Burnout? Am I Burnt Out? First up, let us understand what burnout is. Burnout…
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Playing It Safe Over the Easter Weekend

Reading Time: 1 minute The effects of burnout do not just stay at work; it spills over into the family and affects our parenting as well. We are indeed honoured to have been able to bring Cafe Wowee to parents and volunteers from the Pentecost Methodist Church Kindergarten and Pentecost Methodist Church Children Ministry. Indeed, as the children were…
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Be a Rainbow in Someone’s Cloud

Reading Time: 4 minutes All good vibes only! Sounds great, doesn’t it? Hang on, on second thought, it’s a classic example of “toxic” positivity. When I first read about “toxic” positivity on themighty.com, my eyes did a double take. How could something positive be negative at the same time? Sounds like an oxymoron I thought to myself. Intrigued, I…
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