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Vacations Boost Resiliency. Let’s Take Them!

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, July 16, 2018

Stressed out? Overwhelmed? Too little sleep? Concerned about the “optics” of taking time off?” The list could go on and on with the excuses we make about not taking vacations.


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Vacation for your Vocation!

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, June 12, 2017

When was the last time you REALLY took a vacation? A real vacation and not just two days? When was the last time you unplugged from the digital world, spent time doing what you wanted to do, enjoying family and friends and perhaps having an adventure other than trying to locate a matching lamp shade at WalMart? 


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Five Super HOT Tips for Resilient Living in- Gasp—AUGUST!

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, August 01, 2016

Right now, pay attention to what you receive as email autoresponders and voice mail messages.  You might be reading or hearing words that imply the party has gone away for vacation. Somehow August heralds the final hurrah before the seriousness of school, resumed work, and even the heavy harvest of produce. But what happens if we can’t take off in August?  What happens in the other 11 months of the year? If resiliency is all about creating energy to thrive regardless of the chaos around us, here are five HOT tips to “vacation” regardless of the season. 


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American Work Ethic Might be Unethical

By Eileen McDargh - Friday, June 17, 2016

Studies have found that while most Americans would choose more vacation time over a higher salary, the reality is that we don't take advantage of time off. Ezra Klein, writing in the LA TIMES on "the reason we work too hard" found thatthe average male is working 100 hours more a year than in 1970 and the average woman 200 hours more!! 


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The Law of Diminished Returns Kills Productivity, Profits, and Tragically - Sometimes People

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, July 14, 2014

In a recent Bloomberg article, “Vacation-Phobic Americans Donate a Million Years of Work Annually,” (June 30, 2014), writer Ben Steverman commented that the American workplace culture has developed into a mix of job insecurity and sincere workplace devotion which has led to about 429 million unused vacation days per year nationally, according to a 2014 study by Oxford Economics. 


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