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Thought Provoking Questions About Diversity and Inclusion

Equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging. There has never been a more significant time than right now to be talking about diversity initiatives and fostering a culture of inclusivity. We are living in an era where diverse groups have a voice to be heard and the opportunity to engage people in spaces that were at one […]

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Self Defeating Prophecy vs Self Fulfilling Prophecy: Harnessing a Growth Mindset

Do you believe in prophecy? I’m not talking about quite literally seeing the future, which is the most common way prophecies are conceptualized in pop culture. I’m talking about the idea that deeply held beliefs about the future, a person’s expectations and thoughts about what’s to come, influence an outcome, either bringing us closer to […]

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What is Intellectual Health?

We’ve done a deep dive into wellness topics these past few months, including mindfulness, cognitive restructuring, meditation, and physical techniques for calming an anxious mind. I’m thrilled every time I hear that an article of mine has moved any of my readers into a better, more confident headspace. Which is why I want to talk […]

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The Importance of Laughing at Yourself

Laughter is the universal language. It’s no secret that humor and laughing are some of life’s greatest joys, and a good laugh has proven to be a powerful tool in and of itself. Research has consistently shown that laughing has a multitude of benefits, which are thought to be due to how laughter alters the […]

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How to Visualize and Manifest: Creating Positive Energy in 5 Simple Steps

Picture yourself a year from now. Where do you see yourself? Imagine that you’re in a state of peace, and every goal you’ve ever set for yourself has either been achieved, or closer to completion. Imagine that you’ve finally got the big “it”. You’ve already started your journey of visualization and manifestation! Visualization and manifestation […]

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The Hidden Power of Positive Self Talk Exercises

The inner voice inside all of us is a useful, underutilized tool we can employ during times of stress, anxiety, and uncertainty. When used effectively, positive self talk helps us achieve success, challenge negative thoughts, and quiet the inner critic. But be aware: Your inner dialogue is a powerful force that can either propel you […]

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Developing A Life Improvement Plan

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. These words are useful in many areas of life, and to me, they are words to live by. Having a plan for every one of our personal and professional goals helps us make steady progress even in the face of uncertainty. In my opinion, this mindset […]

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Emotion Focused Coping vs. Problem Focused Coping

No matter how exciting, positive, and beautiful life’s big and small moments can be, it’s inevitable we will face some challenges on our journey. These challenges can include major ones that appear in a person’s life, like financial problems or a chronic health condition, or smaller stressors that tend to eat at our emotions and […]

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The Benefits of Making Mistakes

Mistakes, often seen as blunders to avoid, are intrinsic to the human experience. Let’s face it — we’re only human. Every single one of us has made mistakes, but how we respond when we do or say things wrong defines us as problem solvers. In my career, I can tell you that some of my […]

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Conquering Self-Doubt and Overthinking: A Journey to Unleash Your Inner Confidence

Self doubt, that nagging inner voice that questions our abilities and worth, is a common human experience. Everyone experiences self doubt and overthinking at some point in their lives, but it can quickly become a habit that damages our mental health, promotes low self esteem, and interferes with our professional goals. If you’re anyone like […]

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Overcoming Adversity: Examples of Adversity in Everyday Life

Life is a journey filled with ups and downs, and adversity often knocks on our door unexpectedly. There are many types of adversity, from work-related stress, financial adversity, emotional adversity, health setbacks, issues in our personal relationships or challenges that affect our professional relationships. Some of these situations you may be familiar with, while others […]

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Unleashing Inner Confidence: Exploring Hypnotherapy for Conquering Public Speaking Anxiety

It’s no secret that public speaking anxiety can be a formidable obstacle on the path to effective communication. Severe fears of public speaking can spell disaster for our growth as confident professionals, and it limits our potential. I’ve talked in great detail about public speaking anxiety, and tips and tricks for harnessing your inner power […]