Bright-er Livelihoods begin with compassion! 

Dear Friends: First, THANK YOU for supporting a dear Bright LIvelihoods graduate in her quest to compile data for an exciting new professional project. She’s proof that Bright Livelihoods clients turn their dreams into big, amazing “I did it” stories! And she couldn’t have done it without you. Stay tuned to hear how her project faired; we’ll report back in the coming weeks. Second, the year that is – 2017 – is…

5 Steps To Finding The Best Career Coach For You

  Working with a Career Coach is one of the best ways to invest in your future, but finding the right one for you can be daunting. Working with a professional coach can increase your confidence, teach you new skills, and increase your income. It may take focused effort to find the right match, but the effort you put in now can give you a return on your investment that…

7 Tips To Keep You Sane When Unemployed

You’re unemployed. Welcome to the in-between time: the time between what you knew you did for work and what you will be doing next for work. The time of uncertainty, and possibility. Uncomfortable. Awkward. Painful. At times, oddly euphoric. As someone who has made many career and job changes, I am intimately familiar with work transitions. Even though I have plenty of evidence that it always works itself out, I…

Career Yoga: Align with your soul work

Monday motivation is a great hashtag. The words of wisdom are (for the most part) like jumper cables to kick-start your week. It’s difficult, however, for many of us to get at the true meaning of the sentiment in 140 characters or amazing image or filtered snap. Getting motivated is easy. Staying motivated takes a healthy amount of self-knowledge. And practice. Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared four of…

Career Yoga: Flexibility is in your future

Over time a regular hatha yoga practice will help your body and mind become more limber and open. In Career Yoga, your ability to open your mind and heart to new possibilities and change is essential to finding and following a new path. It can be challenging to create this psychic space. You need to ask (and answer!) three questions that will lead you to greater flexibility: 1. Am I holding…

Career Yoga: Support satisfies your soul

Yoga is not a religion but it can foster community and service like other spiritual communities. People all over the world practice yoga together and through this interaction, they create meaningful relationships. Some yoga teachers are called to give back to communities in need and others make their studios a home away from home for their students. In Career Yoga, support is the practice of creating and nourishing your community. When you…

Career Yoga: Balance from the beginning

The practice of Hatha yoga joins the ha (the sun) and that (the moon) in a series of poses and breath work to restore physical equilibrium. The practice of career yoga can be thought of in the same way. Exploring the constants in your work history, reviewing your current professional options and combining that research with an imaginative look into your dream future creates physiological equilibrium. When you make livelihood…