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How Awareness is the First Step to Improving Your Relationships

Social relationships play a huge role in our well-being, and recent studies suggests that meaningful human connections are also strongly linked to happiness. In light of this research and as part of an ongoing series to promote happiness and fulfillment in employees, this piece on the Globe and Mail offers advice for finding a loving companion..

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Reading to Wellness

For avid readers, the idea of bibliotherapy is not new at all. Many people feel better after curling up with a good book. There’s a feeling that they are good for the heart and soul, and it’s not unusual to find a feeling of friendship within the page, looking to them for guidance and perspective, asking questions such as ‘What Would Jane Do?’

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An Open Letter to the Fatherless

This Sunday, people around the globe will be celebrating their Dads. For most, it’s a special day filled with happiness, handmade cards and crafts, neckties and grilling tools. It’s a time people gather to spend time with the fathers in their lives. But for many, it’s a sad and lonely day. It’s a day where the missing piece in your family feels magnified. For the fatherless, it’s like lemon juice in their wounds. If Father’s Day is a sad day for you, whether you are a kid or a grieving adult missing your Dad, today I want to talk directly to you.

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How Taking a Risk Can Catapult Your Career

Nine years ago, I found myself meeting with an executive coach because I felt that my work had plateaued and I knew I could be doing more. When I had first started at VeriSign as the Director of Program Management, there was a lot going on — a lot for my team to dig into, a lot for us to develop processes around to grow the business. But, after a couple of years, my team was becoming entirely self-sufficient and frankly, I was getting a little bored.

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Health Benefits of Mint

Mint, the popular herb has several benefits which include proper digestion and weight loss, relief from nausea, depression, fatigue and headache, treatment of asthma, memory loss, and skin care problems. Mint, the well known mouth and breath freshener that is scientifically known as Mentha, has more than two dozen species and hundreds of varieties. It is an herb that has been used for hundreds of years for its remarkable medicinal properties.

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Stay Focused & Stop ‘Chasing Squirrels’!

“What I’ve learned is you just got to stay focused and believe in yourself and trust your own ability and judgment.” - Mark Cuban

A while back I wrote an article about how to maximize your time, and one of the tips was to “stop chasing squirrels.” I received lots of comments & likes over that tip, so I decided to follow-up to dive a little deeper… apparently I’m not alone with the “squirrel-chasing” issue.

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