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The power of accountability

The power of accountability

In this video, I share about the power of accountability to get things done. I'm talking about those things that are important to you, but that you may be dragging your feet on ... https://youtu.be/rKSr_QGdFa8 Do you have a goal that would benefit from accountability?...

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What I love most about working from home

What I love most about working from home

I'm an introvert and I'm also easily distracted and bothered by noise. So, I am en-joy-ing working from home! It is utterly delicious. My "regular" (non-COVID-19) situation was that I went to the University of British Columbia (UBC) several days per week for my...

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Worksheet for perfectionists: Stop, start, continue

Worksheet for perfectionists: Stop, start, continue

If you're a perfectionist, you have undoubtedly had the experience of working on a goal but not making progress in the ways you had hoped. Your own high standards may be holding you back. Maybe you're spending too much time on a particular task or taking too many...

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ICF Certification: Received ☑️

ICF Certification: Received ☑️

This month I'm being highly intentional about celebrating. What this means is that, throughout my day, when I do something I feel good about--even if it is minor--I take a micro-second to give myself a mental pat on the back, a congrats, a high-five, do a little...

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What’s making me smile?

What’s making me smile?

Let me preface this by saying that I am not spending my days with a big smile plastered onto my face. However, there are a number of things that have been lifting my spirits over the past few weeks and I wanted to record these here. More time with my immediate family...

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Activity to build on team strengths: Victory story

Activity to build on team strengths: Victory story

Strengths Activity for Teams: Victory Story This resource is for team leads who want to help foster strong(er) teams. It outlines an activity that can be used during an in-person or virtual team meeting or retreat. This facilitated activity invites each team member to...

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Awe

Awe

For as long as I can remember, I have been awed by a beautiful singing voice. Certain song/voice combinations stop me in my tracks, pull me in like some sort of powerful vortex (does a vortex suck people in? that may be scientifically inaccurate, but you get my...

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7 ways to boost your happiness

7 ways to boost your happiness

Happiness is more than a "positive mood". It is a state of well-being that is tied to living a meaningful life and experiencing deep contentment. Furthermore, there is a growing body of research that suggests that happiness is linked to our physical health.  As such,...

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