Author: Ursina Teuscher, PhD

How to Nurture Your Brain

I’m happy to announce the publication of a literature review from a collaboration with my colleagues Raffaella Misuraca and Silvana Miceli from the Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy: Misuraca, R., Miceli, S., & Teuscher, U. (2017). Three effective ways to

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Workshop: Job Stress Management

Wednesday August 16, 11am-1pm (Portland, OR). Is your job causing you a lot of unhealthy stress? In my last post, I wrote about the “Sort and Tackle” Technique, and how and why it can improve your stress levels at work. You

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Posted in Career Decisions, Conflict Resolution, Counseling/Coaching, Job Satisfaction, Problem Solving, Productivity, Stress Management

How to Manage Stress at Work

If your job is causing you a lot of stress, you’re not alone. In a 2014 survey in the US, almost a third (31%) of the workers reported that they typically feel tense or stressed out during the work day. This number

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Posted in Achieving Goals, Career Decisions, Job Satisfaction, Problem Solving, Procrastination, Productivity, Self-Assessments, Stress Management

New Summer Readings

My latest picks: (mostly) recent books about decision making and goal achievement. The promise of a long summer ahead makes me very happy, and so does the knowledge that no matter how much I read, there will always be books

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Posted in Achieving Goals, Book Recommendations, Conflict Resolution, Decision-Making, Interactive Decisions, Productivity

Self-Assessment: How Awe-Struck are You?

In a earlier post, I wrote about how feelings of awe can affect our decision making. Here you can take a quick self-assessment as to how often you experience awe in your own life. Note that this self-assessment is not a

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New Collaboration of Portland Career Specialists

I’m excited and honored to be a new team member of the fabulous Vicki Lind and Associates. We’re a team of now five local career service specialists in Portland, Oregon. The specialties I’ll be contributing to the team are Job Satisfaction Coaching and

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Posted in Career Decisions, Counseling/Coaching

Inspired: How Awe Affects Our Decisions

Feelings of awe and wonder make us feel smaller, but richer in time. This affects our decisions in several interesting ways. Awe is a powerful emotion that we feel when we encounter something so strikingly vast (grand, beautiful, or powerful)

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German Translations of Decision Coaching Methods

(And you’ll also find some similar resources in English.) I’m excited about my upcoming opportunity this month to teach several postgraduate seminars to career counselors in Switzerland again. The topic will be decision coaching methods: how to apply decision support tools in a

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Posted in Counseling/Coaching, Decision-Making, Problem Solving, Risk and Uncertainty

Valentine’s Special: Chocolate and Coaching

I’m offering a new coaching package for couples. Could you use some help improving your shared time management, figuring out priorities, getting better organized together? If you sign up for your first exploratory Strategy Session before Valentine’s Day, you’ll receive a box

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Posted in Achieving Goals, Counseling/Coaching, Decision-Making, Financial Decisions, Health Decisions, Problem Solving

Consumer Decisions: Should we Invest into Possessions or Experiences?

If your finances are limited at all as a consumer, you are constantly faced with the decision: how should you spend your money in order to get the most lasting happiness and satisfaction from your purchases?  With the holidays and the gifting season coming up for many, this is

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Posted in Decision-Making, Financial Decisions