• Work-Life Clarity

    Jan 15, 2020

    Here is a confession: I have never had work-life balance in my life. I love my family, my work, and myself, but I cannot think of a single stretch of time where it was all “balanced.” To be honest, I think that trying to achieve so-called balance causes undue stress and is ultimately unattainable. It […]

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  • iCatalyze’s 2019 Year in Review

    Jan 2, 2020

      I believe in the power of change! And this year I am proud to conclude that iCatalyze’s growth has been positive, significant, and impactful. iCatalyze met its primary objective of helping more individuals and organizations maximize their personal and professional potential and its secondary objective of reaching out to a wider community through social […]

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  • Excel at Work: Foster Your Emotional Intelligence

    Dec 10, 2019

    What qualities come to mind when you think of a good leader or a good boss? I am sure that no matter who you ask, the answer will include traits such as charisma, empathy, resilience, integrity, confidence, or decision-making skills. These are all characteristics of emotional intelligence. Every good professional or entrepreneur must have a […]

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  • How to Practice Mindfulness at Work

    Dec 2, 2019

    Mindfulness increases productivity, creativity, and engagement in the workplace. But why should you go out of your way to incorporate it into the corporate culture?    Mindfulness and Work  Anxiety and depression have reached epidemic proportions. Humans seem to be busier than ever. And we worry a lot! Uncertainty about our future, health, and finances […]

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  • The iCatalyze Gift Guide: For That Person Who Wants to Grow Their Career or Business

    Nov 25, 2019

    As someone who is always looking to grow professionally, I’m constantly in the market for that extra element that sparks not only joy, but also creativity, productivity, and wellness. And because I love Holiday Gift Guides, I have decided to curate one myself. I hope that it helps you organize and plan your shopping list […]

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  • Keep it Merry! 3 Tips to Avoid Holiday Burnout

    Holiday Season
    Nov 19, 2019

    I love the holidays, but it certainly comes with a lot of expectations.  There is so much to do, so many people to celebrate with, and a lot of extras added to your daily routine. Fitting all the family visits, baking, decorating, and shopping into your schedule is overwhelming. But don’t let the memories pass […]

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  • Do You Want to Know Yourself Better? Check Your 6 VITAL Signs

    What are my strengths?
    Nov 12, 2019

    You may be tired of hearing that all good things start with knowing yourself. On a previous post, I noted that confidence can only be achieved if you truly understand who you are. And I am not alone in declaring that self-awareness is the key to wisdom, happiness, courage, tolerance, vitality, and good decision making, […]

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  • The Power of Testimonials: Why and How You Should Ask Others to Tell Your Story

    Nov 4, 2019

    A decade or so ago, I thought I would not buy much online because I wanted to feel the smoothness of the fabrics with my own hands, or smell the aroma of the coffee-scented candles for myself.  Now, I buy everything online as long as I can read through a lot of reviews and scroll […]

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  • You Are Not So Busy, Part 2: You Have Priorities

    How to prioritize
    Oct 29, 2019

    How many times have you said, “I am so busy” this week? How many of these times have you used it as an excuse to decline an invitation? Frankly, the “B-word” is so overly used in our status-driven, stressed-out society that it has lost all meaning.   Everyone is busy and everyone has the same […]

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  • You Are Not So Busy, Part 1: You Are Procrastinating

    Oct 21, 2019

    Last week, while reaching for a piece of paper to write a number down, I picked up a sealed envelope—it was an old water bill. I moved to another stack of papers only to realize it was just more mail. By then, I forgot the florist’s phone number that my sister had dictated to me […]

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