Breathing Easy

Your values represent who you are. They help you make decisions that are ethically sound and authentic for you. They are your internal compass.

Living in alignment with your values is essential to good health. People who are true to their values, both at work and in their personal lives, experience less stress-induced illnesses, less anxiety, more happiness and more inner peace.

Last week, my husband John declined an offer to do some consultancy work with a tobacco company. The company would have payed John a good sum of money, but John declined. Here is his story:

Manner of Speaking

Today (1 March 2016) is a special day for me. It marks the one-year anniversary since I left the World Health Organization—where I worked as an in-house lawyer—to become a full-time professional speaker, trainer and coach. Here is the post that I wrote just as I was preparing to leave the WHO.

The past year has been exciting and illuminating. I have spoken to thousands of people in companies and organizations and communities in several countries. I have collaborated with great friends who are also professional speakers. I have learned a lot about what it takes to be an entrepreneur. I have also learned that I still have a lot more to learn.

I will write more about the life of a professional speaker in the future. But the focus of this post is something that I did quite recently that happened to coincide almost to the day with my one-year anniversary: I turned down…

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Julie Zimmer

Julie has extensive experience in nursing practice and education in a wide range of fields from intensive/coronary care, to medical-surgical to community and public health. Julie has Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Nursing, and a Master’s Degree in Community Health Nursing Education. She has taught in faculties of nursing and in various communities in Toronto, Canada and in Geneva, Switzerland, and is a consultant to the International Council of Nurses (ICN). Julie also has years of experience teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in addition to coordinating an English department in a Swiss private school.

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