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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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5-Minute Every Morning Yoga Poses

Here is a “quick guide” that you can save to your phone with 5 minutes of the best morning yoga poses. This is the first thing I do every day, wherever I am. I usually don’t even roll out my mat. The benefits are wildly disproportional to the amount of time and effort that...
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How to Raise an Olympic Athlete

Even though the Olympics are over, my kids are still whipped into a frenzy. Fiona has a new passion for volleyball, and Molly is signed up for gymnastics in the Fall. I know we aren't alone; households all over the world are currently filled with children dreaming of gold...
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How to Hack Your Brain to Stay Safer

Society has become safer over the past century. In the United States, the chance of death by preventable injury dropped by about half from the 1920s to the 1990s. However, our progress has plateaued for the past couple of decades, which is an obstacle to well-being. How can...
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How Self-Compassion Can Help Prevent Teacher Burnout

“You people, I hate your guts!” And so began the school year with Stephen, a student in my 3rd/4th grade classroom whose frequent outbursts usually included more colorful and sometimes more threatening language. It wasn’t until April that we finally managed to get Stephen...
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How to Journal Through Your Struggles

Do you keep a diary in good times or bad? According to researchers James W. Pennebaker and Joshua M. Smyth, most journalers tend to fall squarely in one of the two categories: Either they write regularly until adversity hits, then can’t continue; or they only put pen to...
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Why Your Brain Needs to Dream

We often hear stories of people who’ve learned from their dreams or been inspired by them. Think of Paul McCartney’s story of how his hit song “Yesterday” came to him in a dream or of Mendeleev’s dream-inspired construction of the periodic table of elements. But, while many...
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