Strategies for Personal Change

Happiness is Yours to Create

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Happy 6th Birthday, IDOH! The United Nations created the International Day Of Happiness in 2012 on a unanimous vote by all 193 member nations (a rare occurrence!), and the day has been celebrated since 2013. The UN Resolution recognized the pursuit of happiness as a human right and a “fundamental human goal.” The founder of the International Day of Happiness, …

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No dragons were harmed

Today I made my 96th blood donation and got my 12 gallon pin.  Woohoo! The American Red Cross is running a promotion in partnership with the Game of Thrones, so I also got this cool T-shirt that says “I bled for the throne.”    But no dragons were involved.  It only takes an hour of your time, people! Go to …

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How the KonMari Method Changed My Life and Makes Me Smile

(this post was inspired by an article published in The Atlantic,“What Do Early KonMari Adopters’ Homes Look Like Now?” , posted on Medium.com on March 1.  The book referenced is The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo) Thank you for your optimistic report on the lasting impact of applying the KonMari method.  It struck me personally, because I’ve …

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HOW Are You Thinking About That?

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Some of my best ideas emerge from challenges posed by my clients. I was recently asked to create a keynote for a client’s All Staff retreat to tie Positivity into their overall theme, Speaking About What Matters. The final product blended my Happiness work with my core teachings on Conversation as Action. “What if,” I invited the audience, “you were …

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I DON’T HAVE TIME FOR THIS!

Case study.  Client is Director, 15+ years experience. She is smart, decisive, gets shit done… and is perceived as “demanding.” She wants to shift her leadership style from Command & Control to a Coaching approach. We discussed in a coaching session different ways she can use both language and her physical presence to shift the perception others have when she …

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Life Hack: Why You Should Breathe On Purpose

Recently I was guest on the Leadership Hacks Podcast with my esteemed colleague, Jill Windelspecht, a fellow executive coach and organization consultant. Jill invited me to bring my best hack (shortcut/workaround) to the conversation, so I showed up with the most basic tool in my box: Breathing. You’ve heard me say it before: if you want to be a better …

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My Top Book Recommendation for 2018

My top book pick of last year: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi In my life I’ve read thousands of books. I am typically reading two books in hardcopy, another on my Kindle, and one via Audible in my car. I am generally a one-and-done reader, though I do have handful of books I’ve read over and again in …

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9 Things You Should Know About Happiness

If you want to experience more positive moments in your life, start by checking your beliefs about what it means to live a happy life. You have the right to pursue Happiness, not have it delivered. You are free to define happiness in your own way, without others imposing their definition on you. At the same time, it’s no one …

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Give Yourself a Break: 13 Tips For Self-Care

Exercise: Raise your hand if you’ve recently engaged in any of the following activities: Called someone a moron, a jerk, or an idiot? Screamed at someone for being stupid? Looked at someone and said, “I can’t stand the sight of you!”? Pushed someone down then kicked them over and over and over? What’s that, you say? You never treat people that way? …

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25 Simple Ways to Have More Fun, Right Now

A friend of ours, Dr. Mary, is a General Practitioner who has patients of all ages and life stages in her medical practice. Mary recently shared stories about some elderly patients who inspire her, like the 99-year old who still drives to appointments or the 80-something great-grandma who just completed a marathon. These are people who, despite age and sometimes disability, …

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