The Thin Gray Line: Having Fun vs. Making Fun of Others

Perspective rendering of a playing card with an illustration of a man with dreadlocks laughing and pointing his finger ridiculing a woman who is standing with her back towards the man and with her head down.

Humor, jokes, and levity are important in everyday life. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, making it a super-healthy way to release the stress of everyday pressures.  It also has social advantages—making others laugh is a great way for us to bond with them while lightening up the work environment. Jokes are how we establish […]

Easily Offended? It May Be Stress

Illustration of a Sphere of Influence Stress card showing a man with a blue shirt and dark pants sitting on a chair with his arms crossed.

A man walks into a bar. He looks at you and says: “Cool shirt.”  How would you react? Would you feel great, proud to be a trendsetter, or would you slink out, convinced that you look ridiculous?  If you’re the first, more power to you; if it’s the latter, you may be someone who’s quite […]