Dealing with Others’ Transitions While You Stand Still

An unsettling feeling washed over me the other day when I got the news that an ex of mine had recently gotten married (another one is still a newlywed). The feeling wasn’t really about them, they’re nice guys who deserve happiness in their lives; the feeling was an unsettling feeling about my life.  I feltContinue reading “Dealing with Others’ Transitions While You Stand Still”

Starting the New Year with Old Stuff

Every time a new year comes in, I think about –not new beginnings–but old goals, things that I haven’t been working on in a while, projects on which I haven’t made progress. Sometimes we’re so ready to get rid of the old year, especially if it was a bad one, that we forget our old goals.Continue reading “Starting the New Year with Old Stuff”

Career Stereotyping

So, this is probably not what you think. But it can affect people just as much as any other type of stereotyping. It  happens regularly in the work world, especially now in a generation of what I call “mobile employment” (people aren’t staying at one company working for the gold watch anymore–they move).  You want toContinue reading “Career Stereotyping”

It’s OK to be Angry (or anything else) After Job Loss

I was leaving a store one day when a former co-worker called out to me. This was the first time I had seen her since the company lay-off, and I wasn’t really expecting to see anyone I knew (I never am), so I was surprised when I saw her in the store’s uniform. After talkingContinue reading “It’s OK to be Angry (or anything else) After Job Loss”