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What does Dolly Parton have to do with professional development?

Knowing who you are, and being that version unapologetically, is the cornerstone to being happier version of your best self. After all, it is the inimitable Dolly Parton who said: Knowing who we are is a life-long journey. After many years in HR, I get asked regularly for input on personal branding, self-assessments and professional… Continue reading What does Dolly Parton have to do with professional development?

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Happiness Exercise: Pile of Good Things

When to use: When you want to bring a little more joy to your day, and aren’t sure where to start. Supplies: A pen, paper, other pens in different colors, or highlighters. Instructions: Set a timer for 5 minutes, and write down everything that comes to mind when you ask yourself “what makes me happy?”. This… Continue reading Happiness Exercise: Pile of Good Things

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15 Minutes Happier: Your Best Friend is Write

Happiness Exercise #3: Best Friend Correspondence When to use: When you’re stressed, you’re working through something difficult or being harsh with yourself. Supplies: a journal or paper, your favorite pen or pencil Instructions: · Carve out 15 minutes that will be interruption-free · Write a honest-to-goodness old-fashioned letter, as if your best friend was in… Continue reading 15 Minutes Happier: Your Best Friend is Write

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15 minutes happier: Rainbow Photo Safari

Happiness Exercise #2: Rainbow Photo Safari When to use: When you’re stuck in a routine that feels like a grind or need new perspective. Supplies: the outdoors, a camera, comfortable shoes Instructions: On a 15 minute walk, challenge yourself to snap pictures of: Something in each color of the ROY B. GIV rainbow (beginner) Things you… Continue reading 15 minutes happier: Rainbow Photo Safari