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3 Ways to Deal with Toxic People: Which Is Right for You?

This article fisrt appeared on Happify Toxic people—those who spread negativity and find fault in others—are not hard to find. They're easier to spot in workplaces where the stresses can bring out the worst in us. Some of us also know them in our homes as partners, children, or the family mem...

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3 Key Perspectives You Need for Success and Fulfillment

This article first appeared on Happify The warm wash of shame, the rising heat of anger, the relief of avoiding pain or discomfort—these are all common life experiences. They’re all based on emotions that helped our ancestors survive. Shame made them back down, thus redeeming their place back ...

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A 3 Step Process To Respond Effectively To Criticism

Its easy to live life in a bubble. But to survive and thrive through our interpersonal relationships is the real test of life. In my experience as a women's wellbeing and leadership coach, I’ve seen again and again that many of us react negatively to criticism. We tend to blame others and respond...

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3 Tips On Managing Your Time For Joyful Productivity

If you’re like me, and most of the women I work with, you’re feeling the weight of this time of the year. We’re getting to the end, and as always happens towards the end, time is speeding up so it feels you have less of it. The tasks you’ve been taking on over the year, consciously and uncon...

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3 Powerful Questions To Find Meaning In What You Do

Organizations and businesses talk a lot about purpose these days (although they’re generally bad at living it). But some of the most heartfelt and insightful conversations I’ve had around purpose have been with my clients, especially those past the early stages of their lives and careers. I bel...

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2 Things You Can Do To Feel Energized Every Day

I remember studying the 2nd law of thermodynamics and the related concept of entropy way back in school. Since physics wasn’t my favorite subject by any stretch of the imagination, I have few recollections of what entropy meant – until more recently. It’s only now that I’ve begun to apprecia...

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4 Questions That Can Help You Build Your Leadership Presence

Many high-potential women can relate to a fuzzy concept in their performance reviews: leadership presence. They’re told that a lack of it is holding them back from being promoted to senior positions. But they’re rarely told what they can do to build it. In her book, Presence: Bringing Your B...

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Four Ways To Get Unstuck At Work (And In Life)

This article first appeared on Forbes We all face challenges sometimes. We’re assigned to a project that we don’t feel competent to handle. Something happens at home that we were not expecting. We’re caught off-guard. Luckily, the brain is well-equipped to deal with such challenges. We have ...

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Afraid of Speaking Up? Maybe You’re Doing It All Wrong

This article first appeared on Happify Speaking in front of others is hard, isn't it? I remember Jerry Seinfeld once saying that most of us would rather be in the casket than giving the eulogy. I've had my own dance with the courage to speak up for as long as I can remember. My earlier training as...

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Addicted to Success? Here’s What You Need to Do Differently

This article first appeared on Forbes Have you ever had that feeling that you’re pushing yourself harder and harder, but driving with the brakes on? I certainly did, and I’ve seen many high-achieving women put in everything they have, and not experiencing the success they want and deserve. Or e...

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2 Questions That Can Help You Live Life to Its Fullest

This article first appeared on Happify  Most of us tend to live a fair bit in the past or in the future. We ruminate about what we did wrong when things don’t go our way. We worry about what can go wrong when we face uncertainty or are called to step outside our comfort zone. At the same ti...

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2 Great Ways To Handle Criticism At Work

This article first appeared on Forbes Have you ever held back from speaking up in a meeting to avoid disagreements or arguments? And then watched others propose something very similar and vow the audience. Or stopped yourself from sharing your ideas for fear of disapproval or judgment, and wished y...

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3 Lessons My Eating Disorder Taught Me About Life

This article first appeared on Happify I used to wake up many mornings (or lie awake many nights) wondering how my life might have been different had I not struggled with an eating disorder in my younger days. I might have gone to an Ivy League university. I might have become a decision-maker on W...

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