Feeling Overwhelmed Or Emotional At Work? Try This

Feeling Overwhelmed Or Emotional At Work? Try This

For me, the worst part of being upset is this completely irrational expectation that I will feel that way forever. I can’t see past my current emotions to recognize their fluidity.

In those moments of intense emotion it can be hard to remember that how you feel right then is not how you’ll feel for the rest of your life.

Here are tools that can help you navigate those more challenging emotions, maintain perspective – and keep your job.

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Mira Sorvino On #MeToo: ‘It’s Time For Action’

Mira Sorvino On #MeToo: ‘It’s Time For Action’

“Naming and shaming have their place,” says Oscar winner Mira Sorvino, but she wants policy change too.

Thrilled to share my conversation with actor Mira Sorvin and attorney Noreen Farrell about the #TakeTheLead campaign and toughest suite of anti-sexual harassment legislation in the country.

I was impressed by Sorvino's policy acumen and insights into the #MeToo and Time's Up moment and am tremendously inspired by Farrell's decades of advocacy on these issues. Definitely a fun one to write.

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Meika Hollender Is Starting A Vagina Revolution - Want In?

Meika Hollender Is Starting A Vagina Revolution - Want In?

Meika Hollender is fond of saying that she co-founded her sexual wellness company because, “...like most young women, I always dreamed of starting a vagina-friendly condom company with my dad. No? Just me?”

I sat down with Hollender to hear more about her inspiration for her new book, the term “orgasm equality”, and how Donald Trump’s election is making people more sex-positive.

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The Future Of Public Speaking - It's Not What You'd Expect

The Future Of Public Speaking - It's Not What You'd Expect

The days of the 1-hour keynote speech from a motivational speaker may be long gone.

At the National Speaker Association Winter Conference, the theme “The Future of Speaking” invited images of holograms and robots. While at least one robot did make it to the stage, content instead focused primarily on an industry that’s listening to and learning from its audiences.

Clarity of ideas, engagement with the conference audience and, of course, technology were the major threads.

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Life After Accusing A Powerful Man Of Harassment

Life After Accusing A Powerful Man Of Harassment

Following #metoo, there's far more pressure on women to be vocal about their experiences of harassment. The repercussions for women who do come forward is a topic that's largely been missing from the conversation.

Three women share their stories of what life is like after making those accusations public.

Following #metoo, there's far more pressure on women to be vocal about their experiences of harassment. The repercussions for women who do come forward is a topic that's largely been missing from the conversation.

Three women share their stories of what life is like after making those accusations public.

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Why Success Is Not About Being A Superhero

Why Success Is Not About Being A Superhero

For 20 years, Jean Oelwang successfully climbed the corporate ladder and broke glass ceilings, but she says, “With each shattered ceiling, I felt more and more alone and less and less myself.”

Her life partner, Chris Waddell, is a world-champion mono-skier who set Paralympic history. As he achieved each new physical feat, though, he said there was a sense of isolation that kept him feeling separate and alone.

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2 Tools To Boost Your Resilience And Bounce Back After Failure

2 Tools To Boost Your Resilience And Bounce Back After Failure

The application I’d submitted to join a leadership development program was not accepted. Unfortunately, the rejection email had landed in my inbox a few hours before I was about to give a speech. While I wasn’t devastated, my confidence was a bit shaken. Rejection stings.

Here are two tools I’ve discovered to become more resilient and bounce back after failure. 

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What ‘Stranger Things’ And ‘SNL’ Can Teach Us About Sexual Harassment

What ‘Stranger Things’ And ‘SNL’ Can Teach Us About Sexual Harassment

On a recent episode of Saturday Night Live, Colin Jost captured my feelings surrounding sexual harassment rather perfectly, saying, “Well, it’s a good weekend to stay inside, since it’s 20 degrees out and everyone you’ve ever heard of is a sex monster.” 

There’s a not-so-small part of me that would love nothing more than to “stay inside” and ignore it all. Even as someone whose business focuses on gender dynamics in the workplace and who also happens to moonlight as a sex educator, the culture of sexual harassment often feels intractable and overwhelming. 

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