Crina and Kirsten

73. Empathy: Cultivating Compassion at Work

Cultivating an empathetic workplace is all the rage, but how do we do it? It begins with a commitment to ensure that empathy is baked into your workplace culture. Next, you and your coworkers need to be willing and able to recognize and respond to each other’s emotions. Finally, when you truly act in order…

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72. The “Good Enough” Job

Is your job your singular focus or simply a way to fund your passion? Is your career the thing that defines you, or do you identify as something different…something unrelated to your work? Do we put too much pressure on our careers to deliver happiness? Ease? Meaning? Joy? SHOW NOTES Today on Crina and Kirsten…

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71. Burnout

Burnout feels like depletion, exhaustion, disconnection, negative emotions and reduced capacity…sound familiar?  You’re not alone! In fact burnout is so pervasive that over seventy-five percent of the workforce is currently, or has previously experienced it.   SHOW NOTES Burnout is a  real diagnosis – and defined as “chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully…

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70. When Is It Good Enough? Toxic Perfectionism at Work.

While “perfect,” is an unattainable standard, many people struggle to accept the inevitable: that striving for the impossible goal of perfection leads to stress, burnout, sickness and feelings of failure.   SHOW NOTES  We know that perfection is the state of being without flaw or defects – and we all know that perfection is not really…

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69. Thinking About Calling It Quits? Join the Club!

The entire workforce is changing, right before our eyes. As millions of workers are leaving their jobs every month, employers are facing tough questions about how to attract and retain talent. Meanwhile, workers in every single profession are seeking more ease, meaning and joy in their jobs. Welcome to the Great Resignation! SHOW NOTES  On…

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68. Hold the line, Sister. Your Boundaries Define Who You Are.

Healthy boundaries at work can make the difference between professional fulfillment or burnout. Boundaries are the physical, emotional, and mental limits we create to protect ourselves from over-committing, being used or behaving in unethical ways.  SHOW NOTES Boundaries separate what we think and feel from the thoughts and feelings of others. How to Define Healthy…

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67. Finding Meaning at Work Part 2: Crafting Your Job

You will find meaning and purpose in your work when you are able to craft, change, modify and align your daily tasks to match your values. In fact, some say that finding meaning at work is more about what you do with what you have, instead of what you start with. SHOW NOTES In this…

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66. Finding Meaning at Work Part 1: Harnessing Your Values

A key to finding meaning at work lies in your ability to align your daily tasks with your values. It doesn’t matter what kind of work you do, it only matters that you, personally, know what you care about and express those values in your job. When you find meaning, or purpose, at work you…

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65. The Best Coworkers are Trauma-Informed

Trauma and toxic stress is pervasive in the workplace. You, your friends, your coworkers are all dealing with some version of trauma from, among other things, adverse childhood experiences, the pandemic, climate change, natural disasters, poverty and racism. While all events impact us individually, it’s important to recognize the signs of trauma and normalize trauma-informed…

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64. Difficult Conversations Don’t Need to Suck

Advocating for yourself, confronting a coworker, asking for a raise…these courageous conversations are nerve wracking at best and in some cases, cause great anxiety. But avoiding difficult conversations is not an option if you want ease, meaning and joy at work.  SHOW NOTES As most of us know – things are bad out there.  We…

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