Author Archive | Jeremy McCarthy

Life is not a Marathon

Tony Schwartz is an expert on human performance who has set himself apart from other productivity experts with his unique approach on “energy management.”  For Schwartz, who is the founder of “The Energy Project,” productivity and performance are determined by how well we use (and conserve) our energy to maximize engagement and focus in the […]

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Fish Out of Water Syndrome

Earlier in my life, I lived in Mexico for a few years. Being a “fish out of water” in a new culture is an amazing experience. It is challenging, stressful, and hard work. But it’s rewarding too. Every day, every relationship, every interaction is an opportunity for learning and growth. I remember at one point, […]

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The Benefits of Mindlessness

I’ve been saying that mindfulness will be (or should I now say “is”) the biggest wellness trend of this decade, an opinion I base, in no small part, on the slew of research studies I see linking mindfulness to a variety of beneficial health outcomes.  But a new study that came out recently from Georgetown […]

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And We Rely on Each Other . . . Uh huh!

In a study of adult human development, Harvard psychiatrist George Vaillant once observed 30 adolescents from a group of 456 inner city youths, “whose childhoods were the most barren and the least conducive to continued adult development.” When children get a rough start in life, developmental psychologists predict that problems will follow them into adulthood.  […]

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