Book Haul: Hustle Culture Resistance

x Grace, M. (2018). How to not always be working: A toolkit for creativity and radical self-care. New York: Morrow Gift. Harris, M. (2014). The end of absence: Reclaiming what we’ve lost in a world of constant connection. New York: Current. Hersey, T. (2022). Rest is resistance: A nap manifesto. New York: Little, Brown Spark. Jaffe, S.Continue reading “Book Haul: Hustle Culture Resistance”

Book Haul: Somatics

Low-morale experiences are predicated on long-term exposure to abuse and neglect, and this exposure also impacts the body.  From the flight-(freeze) or-flight response stemming from the trigger event and acute stomach knots connected to work dread, to long-term weight gain, muscle tightness, chronic fatigue, or sleep loss, the somatic connections from this phenomenon are undeniable. Continue reading “Book Haul: Somatics”

Book Haul: Leadership

When it comes to the causes of low-morale, leadership is cited as a high quantitative and qualitative trigger. Quantitatively, participants highlight incompetent leaders as the problem; qualitatatively, participants highlight certain leadership styles as the problem. On the other hand, leadership is also a countermeasure for low-morale; those who practice it are more likely to regain aContinue reading “Book Haul: Leadership”

Book Haul: Mental Health

People moving through low-morale experiences often face a range of negative emotions and feelings, and these feelings can color how they perceive their relationships with organizational leaders, co-workers, and their long-term career outlook. The following books offer insight into recalibrating perception, emotions, and feelings. What would you add? Carbonell, D. (2016). The worry trick: HowContinue reading “Book Haul: Mental Health”

New MiniBlog Series: Renewals Book Haul

As a practicing librarian – and also throughout my work surfacing low-morale experiences – I’ve come across several books that have not only illuminated my studies’ qualitative data, but provided deep context into the mental, physical, and emotional impacts of the phenonemon.  I’d like to share what I’ve found, so I’m starting an intermittent mini-blogContinue reading “New MiniBlog Series: Renewals Book Haul”