The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

“The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.” ~ William James   Why is feeling appreciated so important in workplaces? Because we all want to feel our work is valued and we are making a contribution. In his book, 7 Habits if Highly Effective People Stephen Covey says – “Next to physical survival,…

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What Would Your Note to Self Say?

This week is Valentine’s Day. As a single woman, Valentine’s Day used to challenge me as many of my friends and family were celebrating with their loved ones, so I decided to create something different. I decided that until my situation changed, Valentine’s Day is about self-care, self-love and self-healing. Subsequently, I decided to create…

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The Daily Practice That Can Change Your Life

In her commencement speech at the University of Berkeley, Sheryl Sandberg credited the following practice with changing her life, following the sudden and challenging death of her husband. As you might know, the brain is wired to have a negativity bias. Basically what that means, is as human beings we have a tendency to focus…

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Life and Work – Starting to Understand the Implications

When the phrase life and work balance is mentioned, people readily think it means that one should spend equal number of hours between life and work. However, it is not as simple as that. Life and work do not need to be allocated with the same number of hours. You can still find harmony despite…

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Are You Being Honest With Yourself?

I have been sitting with this concept of honesty, betrayal and self-deception for a few weeks now and am ready to share some of my thoughts under the heading – are you being honest with yourself? Let’s start with self-deception…   What is Self-Deception? A number of definitions on self-deception exist, including – “the action…

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3 Easy Ways to Apply The Power of Momentum

Feeling stuck and want to get moving towards your goals and intentions and create harmony in your life? If so, you may be interested in building the power of momentum.   What is Momentum? There are a number of definitions, including – “strength or force gained by motion or by a series of events” ~…

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What is Emotional Literacy?

More and more people are recognising the importance of emotional intelligence. As I have been working with emotional intelligence and supporting people to develop their emotional intelligence, one thing I have noticed is the importance of emotional literacy.   Why Develop Emotional Literacy? Emotional literacy is the building block of emotional intelligence. Subsequently, when we develop our…

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