Thanksgiving week is the busiest time for American travelers. In an attempt to maximize profits, airlines have made it more difficult for your bags to qualify as a free carry-on while simultaneously raising baggage fees.
If you are in a helping profession, (including a full-time parent) here's a Professional Quality of Life Scale (self-assessment) that will help you gauge your "Compassion Satisfaction," your "Burnout" and your "Secondary Traumatic Stress." The occupational therapists found it to be a useful tool.
If you’re in charge of hiring the right keynote speaker or workshop facilitator, your task is more art than science, which makes it tricky. Whether your organization wants to be inspired, challenged or entertained, I have plenty of material for keynotes, workshops, luncheons, and after-dinner speeches.
Need a speaker or panelist for your next conference, workshop or consortium? I offer a refreshing layperson's perspective that's rooted in my experience and uses the stories in my book, Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer.