Do you want to live your dream instead of dreaming your life? Do you want to have powerful, engaging and inspiring relationships with others? Do you want to discover your purpose and live a meaningful, fulfilling life, doing what you love and making a difference for others?
This blog explores topics of personal development and professional development through the lens of evidence-based positive psychology. I'm here to share with you the latest research and hacks to help you feel great, achieve your career goals, build a positive, growth oriented mindset and inspire and spark change in others. We'll also have fun along the way and I'll be sharing recipes, event styling tips and more. Join me on this journey of discovering ways in which we can sparkle and thrive both at work and at home!
Truly extraordinary people avoid spending time with mediocre friends for a reason - even if you are brilliant, you could change if you’re sticking with the wrong crowd. Instead, spend time with people who inspire you, who share your values, who you can learn from and who make you a better person. Spend time with energetic, optimistic people who get sh*t done, and you will too.
After changing jobs about 9 months ago, I missed seeing my ex-colleagues who have helped me so much with both my personal and professional growth. I planned an Italian inspired late afternoon brunch for us and our spouses to all connect again, with the intention of creating a relaxed yet elegant vibe. Check out my entire menu and tips for how to make your next event one that people will always remember.
Social media has been known to make us feel bad about ourselves as we constantly compare our lives to highlight reel of others. Yet we often forget about our own positive memories as we become busy with chasing our next goal. What if instead of scrolling through the social media feeds of others, we looked at our own moments of pride and joy?
Having a career development conversation with your leader can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be hard. By planning for the conversation, being honest about your short-term and long-term goals, establishing clarity around how your learning plan ties into the business need and asking for actionable feedback, you can own your development and drive your career forward.
We struggle with conversations not because we don't know the right thing to say, but because we are poor listeners. While conventional science has preached that we seek to listen to understand, not to respond, we need to take it one step further - listen to connect, not judge or reject. When we do so, we expand the space between us and others. We create a greater shared meaning, enable trust, and become better communicators.
Have you ever felt like you were stuck in a rut without inspiration? Take the time to reconnect with nature and cultivate your strength of Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence to re-energize and renew your sense of awe and wonder.
What's in a job title anyway? Job titles serve as a representation of who we are. We tout them around at work and in social or networking environments, but they often fall short of describing who we are and what we do. What if we could re-invent the system and create our own job titles? What would yours be?
Have you ever wondered how to put together a menu of appetizers to serve for an intimate girls night in? Here are my quick tips and recipe guide for an all-girls' valentines day event featuring caviar and cocktails!
For a long time, I felt that I wasn't good at meditation. Whether it was guided or unguided, I felt like even 5 minutes was too long for me. I knew I needed a different solution, and that's when I stumbled upon the idea of cooking meditation, or better yet - what I call pasta meditation.
When was the last time you properly thanked your employees, colleagues or manager? Research demonstrates that having an attitude of gratitude won't just help you in your personal life, it can also do wonders for your work life as well. Here are 3 practical ways that you can start incorporateing recognition into your leadership repetoire now!
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