By John Baldoni

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There’s an old show business adage that seems perfect for our times. “Life is easy,” goes the saying. “Comedy is hard.”

And so when I connected with Trevor Smith, who bills himself as Certified Laughter Leader of the World Laughter Tour, Inc., I knew he would have some good advice for leaders dealing with the hard times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We use humor in crises to provide perspective and help us deal with the emotional turmoil and stress that we might be dealing with,” says Smith, a therapist by training. …

By Kathy Caprino

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As we’ve read in so many headlines in the past several months, the mental health of professionals and executives has taken a strong hit since the pandemic began. In one recent study by health insurer Bupa Global, for instance, nearly eight out of 10 corporate executives have experienced poor mental health during the coronavirus crisis, prompting a number of them to re-evaluate and improve work-life balance.

But is work-life imbalance alone that the culprit? In my career, executive and leadership coaching work, I am seeing so many professionals who are struggling emotionally, physically and mentally in new ways that they…

By Kathy Caprino

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Back in 2002 when I began my training and education as a marriage and family therapist, one of the most impactful things I learned revolved around the concept of empathy, and its power to literally transform relationships. I was most taken by the teachings of Carl Rogers and particularly his groundbreaking book A Way of Being. Rogers (1902–1987) was one of the most influential psychologists in American history. He received numerous honors, including the first Distinguished Professional Contributor Award and the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association and was the founder of the humanistic psychology movement and…


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