Work and Wellness
with Jill L. Ferguson, M.A.


Sleep (or Lack Thereof) Affects Work and Wellness

Sleep: it's a word and a subject matter that seems to be everywhere. Arianna Huffington wrote a book about it. The National Sleep Foundation  was founded to improve health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy. Apps have been created to track our sleep, help us sleep better and to wake us at our body clock's optimal "end sleep" time. And last year, the World Health Organization declared a sleep deprivation epidemic.

And yet for some reason many of us don't seem to...


5 Stress-Free Ways to Market Your Business or Practice

Marketing our businesses to try and get new clients or customers can be very stressful. (Find out how stressed you feel by taking this test.) It may be difficult for us to determine where to spend our time, energy and money to yield us the most fruitful results, and sometimes we don’t even know what marketing should entail.

“Growing your career or business is an evolution, not a revolution,” CEO of the Stella Group, Ryan Alovis, told Forbes. And your marketing strategy helps...


The Power of Asking for Help

Asking for help is a sign of strength not weakness. Inherent in the American culture is the idea that the self-reliant individual is the ideal. As the University of Missouri at St. Louis states on their website under the heading "Key American Values," Americans "have been trained since very early in their lives to consider themselves as separate individuals who are responsible for their own situations in life and their own destinies. They have not been trained to see themselves as members of...


What Happens When We Say Yes

In January I read Shonda Rhimes' The Year of Yes. Rhimes is the creator of televisions shows, such as Gray's Anatomy. And her year of yeses came as a challenge from her sister who told her she rarely said yes to anything. Rhimes realized...


Failure is Not Final

This week as the world watched SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket launch the red Tesla roadster to Mars and beyond and then land just as the rocket was meant to, we experienced success firsthand as a collective. But like every success, this one was built...

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