Change your voice and you change everything

I’ve been a freelance writer of many hats for nearly five years now.

I remember the first very rough draft of a “goals” or business plan I ever…

You have to go back and retrieve the lost parts of yourself

“The heart, like the mind, has a memory. And in it are kept the most precious keepsakes.”Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It was a long flight back home. I was thirteen at the time and heading back to…

It won’t take up more than a few minutes of your day, but it offers an enduring way to let others feel seen.

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It’s easy to underestimate the effect your gratitude can have on those you work with. As a leader, you’re likely letting people know how they can improve…

Remember: the way you respond to these slights is what defines you

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Imagine your confidence is flying high at work except for one minor detail: one of your colleagues keeps repeatedly ignoring your ideas during meetings. You figure it’s fine, no big deal. …

Why embracing the smaller, ordinary moments in your day can make you happier in work and life

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One of my favorite childhood memories involved sneaking cheap snacks into the dollar cinema with my older brother. …

If you want to get unstuck, you need to turn frustration into growth

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Say you’ve been putting in extra hours for the past two years trying to meet a career benchmarkthen, suddenly, a personal emergency puts a halt to your plans (and a significant dent in your confidence)…

How to take control of your emotions when things aren’t going your way

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The incident that ruined my day happened early in the morning: I was in my car and inadvertently cut off another driver, who then zoomed up next to me and yelled, “Idiot!” outside my window before hastily driving off. …

Illustration by Sibel Ergener

How does it really feel to be out of work for a long time? We talk to guys who’ve been there

Here’s a sad fact: Even if you get a new job after you’ve been laid off or let go from a previous job, your life satisfaction will permanently remain at a lower level than it was prior to the job loss.

And here’s an even sadder one: This job loss…

Cindy Lamothe

Writer of Many Hats. Words in: The New York Times, Vogue, The Atlantic, The Cut & more Find me on Twitter @CRLamothe

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