Ask the LifeQuake Doctor Advice Column

  LifeQuake™ Ask the LifeQuake™ Doctor Dr. Toni Galardi Dear Dr. Toni: I am an entrepreneur who was doing quite well in my business until last year. I know I need to give up the freedom I’ve had in my career and get a job, but every time I think of letting go of my business, I get a panic attack.…READ MORE

Ask the LifeQuake Doctor June Column

  “Ask The LifeQuake Doctor” – Vision Magazine June 2009 issue Dear Dr. Toni: I have an upper management job in a great company and am experiencing “survivor guilt”. So many of my friends have been laid off from their jobs.…READ MORE

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Factually, spring is here. Traditionally, it represents the season of change. Unfortunately, this year our country appears to be in frozen emotional paralysis—people aren’t spending money, changing careers, or leaving dead relationships. This month’s column is dedicated to moving out of a winter mentality and the stasis it imposes.…READ MORE

Obama and FDR

Connections have been made between the challenges facing this administration and that of Roosevelt’s because many think another Depression is imminent and that the stimulus package is another New Deal of sorts. The state of our economic affairs is quite different than in the 1930’s, mostly because we are now a global economy.…READ MORE

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A LifeQuakian Take on “True Love” on Valentine’s Day   Dear Dr. Toni: Well, I survived the Christmas holidays as the only person at my family’s gathering who is single. If I can get through Valentine’s Day without the impulse to slit my wrists (that was a joke, I’m not suicidal), I can accept the fact that I am considered a second-class citizen as a single woman over forty.…READ MORE

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Dear Dr. Toni: I have been an international educational consultant for nine years. As you can imagine, in the last few months, many industries have been adversely affected by the economy. The university that funds us has dropped our program. At first, I wasn’t worried.…READ MORE

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Dear Dr. Toni: I was laid off from my job last month and I am a single parent with two children. Christmas is coming and I feel like a failure because not only have I not been able to find another job but there is very little money I can spare for Christmas.…READ MORE

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Dear Dr. Toni: I am currently a financial analyst and very successful at it but have been having physical symptoms of extreme fatigue. I have been to two doctors about this. One was an endocrinologist who found that although my thyroid tested slightly overactive, he thinks the problem is that I am not coping well with stress.…READ MORE

Ask the LifeQuake Doctor

Here is a recent excerpt from my column, “Ask the LifeQuake™ Doctor,” which is applicable to many people who are currently searching for new lines of work. Rather than pigeon-holing yourself into a particular job title, explore other opportunities to use your skill set.…READ MORE