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Speak Wisely

What are you saying? The Practice: Speak wisely. Why? “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Ah, not really. Often it’s words – and the tone that comes with them – that actually do the most damage. Just think back on some of the things that...
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21 Ways to Turn Ill Will to Good Will

My recent posts have highlighted two very powerful, yet opposing forces in the human heart: in a traditional metaphor, we each have a wolf of love and a wolf of hate inside us, and it all depends on which one we feed every day. On the one hand, as the most social and loving...
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Lower The Pressure

Is it truly urgent? The Practice: Lower the pressure. Why? Things come at us with so much urgency and demand these days. Phones ring, texts buzz, emails pile up, new balls have to be juggled, work days lengthen and move into evenings and weekends, traffic gets denser,...
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10 Ways to Support Your Partner

“I feel worn out and wish my husband would give me more support. He says he wants to and that I should just give him a list. Any ideas?” Out of our marriage and experience with many couples with children, here’s a Top Ten list (in no particular order) addressed to parents;...
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Beware Anger

Have you been wronged? The Practice: Beware anger. Why? Anger is tricky. On the one hand, anger – feeling annoyed, irritated, resentful, fed up, mad, outraged, or enraged – alerts us to real threats, real injuries, and real wrongs that need correcting, and it energizes and...
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Microbreaks: The Key to Productivity and Longevity (with Allina Health)

According to research, microbreaks have been shown to improve focus, remove negative feelings, and boost energy. In fact, ongoing breaks are a critical element of sustained productivity and career longevity. Join us as Jeanine Miakotina, Benefits Manager at Allina Health,...
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Training Emotional Intelligence: Your New Competitive Advantage

Fast Company calls emotional intelligence (EQ) the “must have skills for modern professionals” - yet many are too stressed to know where to start. Join Joe Burton, Founder & CEO of Whil for this fun workshop. Learn the foundational practices for mindfulness and emotional...
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The Whole Self Paradox (with Intuit's Scott Beth)

We tell our employees that we want them to bring their “full, authentic selves” to work. But do we really?  As leaders, how can we role model our own authenticity and vulnerability, and create an environment of innovation and creativity?      
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Why Mindfulness Is The Key To Personal Growth, Learning & Development

Every professional is better when they can tap into their curiosity, creativity and confidence more regularly. Learn how mini-courses based in mindfulness, positive psychology and adult learning theory create the opportunity for employees to build concentration,...
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