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Battling lockdown loneliness

Battling lockdown loneliness

August 20, 2020

More and more people are feeling the effects of loneliness — but it’s completely normal to feel far removed from friends and family at this time.

More and more people are feeling the effects of lonel...
More and more people are feeling the effects of loneliness — but it’s completely normal to feel far removed from friends and family at this time....
More and more people are feeling the effects of loneliness — but it’s completely normal to feel far removed from friends and family at this time....
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7 staycation ideas

7 staycation ideas

August 13, 2020

Yes, summer is in full swing. (It’s actually winding down, somehow?) And that generally means it’s time for a vacation! But we all know that this summer isn’t quite the same as in the past. And with many trips getting canceled left and right, you might find yourself settling for a staycation instead of that vacation.

Yes, summer is in full swing. (It’s actually windin...
Yes, summer is in full swing. (It’s actually winding down, somehow?) And that generally means it’s time for a vacation! But we all know that this ...
Yes, summer is in full swing. (It’s actually winding down, somehow?) And that generally means it’s time for a vacation! But we all know that this summer isn’t quite the same as in the past. And with many trips getting canceled left and right, you might find yourself settling for a staycation instead of that vacation....
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How to gain confidence (and introducing Siegfried’s Confidence series!)

How to gain confidence (and introducing Siegfried’s Confidence series!)

July 30, 2020

The Confidence Series videos bring experts and novices together on one screen to try all the fulfilling activities life has to offer. With varying degrees of success, I’ve learned to knit scarves as well as cook a Chick-fil-A inspired sandwich in my kitchen, blazing new trails for myself and getting more and more excited to try new things. 

The Confidence Series videos bring experts and novice...
The Confidence Series videos bring experts and novices together on one screen to try all the fulfilling activities life has to offer. With varying deg...
The Confidence Series videos bring experts and novices together on one screen to try all the fulfilling activities life has to offer. With varying degrees of success, I’ve learned to knit scarves as well as cook a Chick-fil-A inspired sandwich in my kitchen, blazing new trails for myself and getting more and more excited to try new things. ...
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Toxic positivity: When optimism hurts more than it helps

Toxic positivity: When optimism hurts more than it helps

July 16, 2020

Toxic positivity is the idea that you need to stay positive no matter what. It means that you focus on only the good and none of the bad. Ever. I know, I know. How is that a bad thing?

Toxic positivity is the idea that you need to stay po...
Toxic positivity is the idea that you need to stay positive no matter what. It means that you focus on only the good and none of the bad. Ever. I know...
Toxic positivity is the idea that you need to stay positive no matter what. It means that you focus on only the good and none of the bad. Ever. I know, I know. How is that a bad thing?...
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Your health is your greatest retirement asset, so invest now!

Your health is your greatest retirement asset, so invest now!

May 21, 2020

Think of it this way: We know that someone who begins saving at age 20 will have more money in retirement than someone who begins saving the same amount at age 30. So, it makes sense that someone who began prioritizing their health at age 20 will be healthier later in life than someone who began at age 30.

Think of it this way: We know that someone who begins...
Think of it this way: We know that someone who begins saving at age 20 will have more money in retirement than someone who begins saving the same amou...
Think of it this way: We know that someone who begins saving at age 20 will have more money in retirement than someone who begins saving the same amount at age 30. So, it makes sense that someone who began prioritizing their health at age 20 will be healthier later in life than someone who began at age 30....
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Locked and loaded: joy triggers

Locked and loaded: joy triggers

May 18, 2020

So, what makes you happy? What are the simple, perhaps irrational, things that bring you joy? I found out the other day that these things are called “joy triggers.” And I loved that. 

So, what makes you happy? What are the simple, perha...
So, what makes you happy? What are the simple, perhaps irrational, things that bring you joy? I found out the other day that these things are called ...
So, what makes you happy? What are the simple, perhaps irrational, things that bring you joy? I found out the other day that these things are called "joy triggers." And I loved that. ...
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Rebuilding after the 2008

Rebuilding after the 2008 "Great Recession"

April 23, 2020

For Cassandra Essick, Employee Engagement Associate at Siegfried, the chaotic events of the past few weeks have reminded her of her struggle through 2008 and her journey back to enjoyable normalcy. The similarities between these two seismic events are striking, but Cassandra promises it will get better: “Even though it’s bad right now, and it might get worse before it gets better, my experiences in 2008 and others’ experiences throughout history show it will get better.”

For Cassandra Essick, Employee Engagement Associate a...
For Cassandra Essick, Employee Engagement Associate at Siegfried, the chaotic events of the past few weeks have reminded her of her struggle through 2...
For Cassandra Essick, Employee Engagement Associate at Siegfried, the chaotic events of the past few weeks have reminded her of her struggle through 2008 and her journey back to enjoyable normalcy. The similarities between these two seismic events are striking, but Cassandra promises it will get better: “Even though it's bad right now, and it mig...
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Crafting peace of mind

Crafting peace of mind

April 16, 2020

Creativity has never been in short supply in my family, with many making a living in art and design one way or another. For decades, my grandmother has knitted and sewn her way through holiday gifts, with my mom recently following in her footsteps. Receiving and enjoying these gifts – from scarves to socks to bathroom bags to full-size quilts – has always filled me with an appreciation for the craft and what it takes to make something by hand, start to finish.

So, when I heard one of my coworkers was a certified knitting instructor, I was more than a little intrigued.

Creativity has never been in short supply in my famil...
Creativity has never been in short supply in my family, with many making a living in art and design one way or another. For decades, my grandmother ha...
Creativity has never been in short supply in my family, with many making a living in art and design one way or another. For decades, my grandmother has knitted and sewn her way through holiday gifts, with my mom recently following in her footsteps. Receiving and enjoying these gifts – from scarves to socks to bathroom bags to full-size quilts –...
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How to overcome the

How to overcome the "forgetting curve" and improve your memory

April 9, 2020

Even now, 20 years later, I remember that Nickelodeon was on Channel 39. I convinced myself that detail was important, and I managed to retain it. However, other information I’ve learned has slipped away as if it was never there in the first place. Much of my memory, like yours, falls victim to the forgetting curve.

Even now, 20 years later, I remember that Nickelodeon...
Even now, 20 years later, I remember that Nickelodeon was on Channel 39. I convinced myself that detail was important, and I managed to retain it. How...
Even now, 20 years later, I remember that Nickelodeon was on Channel 39. I convinced myself that detail was important, and I managed to retain it. However, other information I've learned has slipped away as if it was never there in the first place. Much of my memory, like yours, falls victim to the forgetting curve....
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What's in your quarantine Amazon cart?

What's in your quarantine Amazon cart?

April 7, 2020

Amazon is always a good idea. It’s an especially good idea when we’re really not interested in leaving the house during social distancing. Yes, we’re allowed to go to Target, but do we really want to? For once in our lives, no, we don’t want to go to Target. (I know, it’s tough for me, too.)

Amazon is always a good idea. It’s an especially go...
Amazon is always a good idea. It’s an especially good idea when we’re really not interested in leaving the house during social distancing. Yes, we...
Amazon is always a good idea. It’s an especially good idea when we’re really not interested in leaving the house during social distancing. Yes, we’re allowed to go to Target, but do we really want to? For once in our lives, no, we don’t want to go to Target. (I know, it’s tough for me, too.)...
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