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Two important behavior norms for any team

Have you ever worked on a team where several people, or even one person, dominates the group discussion?

Perhaps there are times when you are afraid to articulate an idea or opinion because  “the boss”, parent, or a colleague will challenge you and devalue your idea.

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Vulnerability and Trust: Do you have the courage to go there?

Researcher- storyteller Brené Brown advocates that living bravely actually requires us to lean into our discomfort and to be vulnerable. Her research shows that those who are willing to experience risk, emotional exposure, and uncertainty have greater self-worthiness and courage.  

The paradox of courage is that you become stronger when you are vulnerable and at the same time you increase your connection with others when you expose your authentic self. This requires trust.

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7 Ways to Combat Your Inner Critic

Do you ever find yourself listening to your inner critic gremlin beating down your self-worth and self-esteem?  

The other day as I was putting milk in the pantry instead of the refrigerator, I caught myself saying “what a goon-head!”

Maybe these sound familiar to you:

  • “I can’t believe I just did that! I am so stupid.”
  • “OMG, I am such an idiot!”
  • “I am such a loser”

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How to overcome snap judgments and quick assumptions that might be distorting your reality about a situation.

Recently I have become aware that some of my assumptions have been completely inaccurate.  I misinterpreted various comments, behaviors or events.  Jumping to quick conclusions has sent me down rabbit holes that have wasted my time, increased my anxiety, and skewed my perception of what is true.  How did I get it so wrong?

Our brain is wired to make quick judgments, snap decisions, and abrupt assumptions.

A study done at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences revealed that your subconscious brain is already formulating a decision 7 seconds before it reaches your consciousness.

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Three keys to navigate life transitions

One week ago my husband and I drove our only child to college.

Yes, we officially became empty nesters!

I have transitioned through other roles with glee and delight;  for instance,  when I became a wife and then a mother. But becoming an empty nester not only raises a whole new set of emotions, but it also earmarks a transition in parenting and an opportunity to recalibrate my own priorities.

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How to use your anger to serve you.

Do you typically stuff your anger?

Is your mantra “keep calm and carry on?”

Do you work hard to stay positive and promote a sunny outlook?

While optimism, positivity, and maximizing wins do lead to happiness, research indicates suppressing our emotions can have negative health consequences and prevent us from achieving desired outcomes.

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