Five Reasons a Vacation Can Help (Not Hinder) Your Job Search

The following is a guest blog post by Emily Lamia, founder of Pivot Journeys:

Finding yourself browsing job postings but your mind is dreaming of lying on a beach in the Caribbean or hiking Machu Picchu?

I’ve definitely been there. I started my career working on political campaigns so I got pretty used to having to find

How to be Less Stingy and More Generous with Yourself

I was up at Kripalu, the yoga and retreat center in Western Massachusetts, last weekend and remembered what I sometimes forget: the body, heart and mind need rest and rejuvenation from time to time. After a 6:30am yoga class, movement workshop on finding your voice, and a massage, I felt a sense of calm come

Your Winter Reading List

Winter is a great time for cozying up with a good book especially with a cup of tea or hot chocolate. Here are some my favorites to get you through the colder months or even if you’re lucky enough to be somewhere warm.

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“Real Happiness at Work” is an Inside Job

When LYJ client Olivia Greene* mentioned that she was feeling happier at work as a result of reading meditation teacher and author Sharon Salzberg’s latest book, I asked her if she would write a review, sharing some of her biggest takeaways.

Here’s Olivia’s guest post:

In Real Happiness at Work, Sharon Salzberg’s first question to her readers is,

What Energizes and Restores You: Toward Doing More of What You Love

At a recent all day retreat with the always wonderful Tama Kieves, I determined the immediate next step for me was making a list of what energizes and restores me versus what drains me in order to create more spaciousness in my life. Especially during the winter months, it can be easy to get caught up

Self-Care for the Last Weeks of Winter

Has anyone else been experiencing the hectic pace of February and March? With the holidays behind us and spring in front of us, we’re in the heart of a more active and busy season. If you are job seeking or considering a career change, it’s especially important to restore your energy to continue forward with

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Embrace Winter Cocooning

I spent this past weekend at Kripalu, the holistic retreat center in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. The trip, taken with my mom, reminded me of how valuable it can be to embrace the contemplative period during the colder months of the year.

Up with the snow and views of mountains, I found myself thinking of

How to Love (Or At Least Like) Your Job Search

Let’s face it—no one loves job searching. When I started coaching groups for women jobseekers over three years ago, it was to test the hypothesis that it is possible to make the process more enjoyable, in part by sharing the experience with like-minded women. Here are a few suggestions to make the job search a

So, What’s Your Motivational Mantra?

When it comes to the job search process, my clients know that one of my mantras is: “When in doubt, refer to the job posting.” I use this phrase all of the time when people come to me with questions about how to tailor their resume, what to include in their cover letter, or what

Don’t Ask How, Ask Why

Here’s a simple tool for when you find yourself stuck or frustrated with a goal in your life. Shift your focus temporarily from WHAT you want and HOW to get there to WHY you want it.

As an example, a friend of mine, Lindsay Nichols Estes, is working on growing her coaching practice. She re-energized herself