Work-Life ‘Balance’ Is Impossible—And Why That’s Good

Work-Life ‘Balance’ Is Impossible—And Why That’s Good

By Douglas LaBier, Ph.D. It’s increasingly visible that our workplace culture and conventional views of success damage people emotionally and physically, and harm productivity and innovation as well. In a recent post, I emphasized the overlooked role of unhealthy management practices because they reflect and reinforce a narrow, self-interested view of success that’s equated with the pursuit of “more”—more money, power,…

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Cynicism Has Been Linked to Dementia

Cynicism Has Been Linked to Dementia

By Douglas LaBier, Ph.D. Science continues to demonstrate the active interconnection between all “parts” of ourselves and the physical/social environment that we experience and deal with throughout life. In my view, this is more than “brain-behavior” or “mind-body” connection: We are biological/psychological/ spiritual/social beings. A recent study reveals a new connection between a specific personality trait—cynicism—and the likelihood of dementia.…

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The Power of Your Emotional Attitudes Upon Your Entire Being

The Power of Your Emotional Attitudes Upon Your Entire Being

By Douglas LaBier, Ph.D. In a previous post I described new research showing that a sense of purpose in life is linked with greater longevity. That’s just one of an increasing number of studies that add to the recognition that we are biological-psychological-spiritual-social beings. All dimensions—internal and external—interact with each other and shape our total experience of life: our overall health, level…

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