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How to Handle the Cost of Compassion Fatigue

By Eileen McDargh - Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Hurricanes took huge tolls on families in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Fires swept through Northern California totally destroying 8,000 structures and taking 51 lives. My financial advisor and two clients lost everything. We discovered major electrical damage and potential fire in our house, resulting in a stunningly expensive need to rewire over two-thirds of our house. My best friend buried her husband of 64 years and within five months, also buried her 17 year-old grandson. Opioid addictions kill thousands and within a month after the massacre in Las Vegas, 300 more people in the U.S. are dead from guns.  

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Living In The Now

By Eileen McDargh - Friday, November 10, 2017

Today I have a featured blog post on Inspire Me Today and I'm going to share a bit of it below but you can read the rest on the Inspire Me Today website!  Thank you to the staff of Inspire Me Today for featuring me!  

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When You’ve Lost The Deal

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, October 02, 2017

You’ve spent days and weeks preparing for this opportunity. You’ve enlisted colleagues to give you advice. You've practiced what you want to say. You’ve written many scenarios and improved each time. Those who know the process exclaim, "You’ve got it for sure."  

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Post-Election Resiliency: How to Grow THROUGH

By Eileen McDargh - Thursday, November 10, 2016

Yesterday morning, our nation woke up in shock. Some of us wept bitter tears and felt betrayed because so many found objections to our skin color, our religion, our gender, our small incomes. Others of us woke up shocked and then exuberant that massive voting predicted change to shake up a rigid political system. 

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A Halloween Horror Tale: Byte by Byte

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, October 31, 2016

Ever been jinxed by technology? Have you had weeks in which some trickster named Terrible Technology is haunting your office, playing horrid games with every device and no amount of Hershey kisses will make it go away?  

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Getting People To Notice The New You

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, June 06, 2016

Because resiliency is all about growing through challenge or opportunity, it can be pretty frustrating and maybe even disheartening when people don't notice the “new you” that has emerged. 

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Stow it. Stuff it. Stop it! The Energy Drain of Hoarding

By Eileen McDargh - Thursday, June 04, 2015

One of our friends has not invited anyone to visit his house in 30 years.  The other week, he finally admitted to being a hoarder. He was too embarrassed to open the front door—if he even could. John (fictitious name) still won’t seek professional help for what has now become a psychological disorder. According to the American Psychiatric Association, many people with a hoarding disorder also have associated problems such as indecisiveness, perfectionism, procrastination, disorganization, and distractibility.  

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People Don't Resist Change

By Eileen McDargh - Saturday, September 13, 2014
I’m getting ready to present a workshop on resiliency for yet another organization going through change. I’m thrilled to be able to help this specific department. At the same time, larger organization could use the wisdom supplied by my colleague, Chip Bell. In fact, whether you are a business of 3 or 33,000—Chip is spot on.

 

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No Fooling-5 Quick Ways to a Saner YOU!

By Eileen McDargh - Wednesday, April 02, 2014
  1. Allocate 15 minutes (or more) to go through old files and toss or shred what you don’t need, won’t look at, and can’t even remember why you have it!  My faithful assistant Bonnie created a file list as I called out what I was keeping and put in numerical files. Through the search function in Word, I will be able to locate documents when I need them. Opened up one entire file drawer!!!! (and was fascinating to see what was once valuable as well as what still had value but I had forgotten about it).
  2. Create a donation box and go through drawers to give away the bottom third—chances are you haven’t worn those items in years!
  3. Erase electronics. I know you are like me and there are gadgets, gizmos, chargers, cables, you name it—that you don’t use, won’t use, and have no idea what gadget it goes to. We can take our electronics to Radio Shack for destroying or to our City Hall. (Batteries are separate).
  4. Sell or save?  Some items I just don’t want to throw out. But I have no time to sell.  Of course, the flamenco dolls my Dad brought back from Europe after WWII might require effort on my part but…
  5. Weight - don’t wait.  Have your entire family weigh in.  Then give everyone a bag and they have 10 minutes to round up “stuff” they will never use that can go in the donation box.  The person who now weighs the most—holding his collection bag-- gets to choose tonight’s movie, or pizza, or the super-duper ice cream scoop. But the prize has to be consumable.
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The Craft of Choosing Well – The Ultimate Success

By Eileen McDargh - Thursday, March 13, 2014

Do you remember the “good old days”? At least it seemed as if our parents’ or grandparents’ lives were so much easier. Those were the days when life seemed to work in a straightforward, linear fashion. You went to school. You chose college or a technical trade. You got married. Maybe you had kids. You retired. You died. Today, only death remains of that progressive march of time. And now, with advances in medicine, you can even lengthen (or shorten) the inevitability of death. 

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