Is Your Mind-Set For Growth?

A few years ago, I sat in a conference room waiting for the next speaker. I did not know her, and certainly did not know how much the next hour would impact me and the work that I do with organizations.

Carol Dweck is a¬†Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and is known for her work on Mindset. Very simply, Dweck wondered … why do people with seemingly similar talent, often end up achieving different levels of performance (and well-being)? The difference, Dweck’s research has demonstrated, comes down to a difference in Mindset. Continue reading “Is Your Mind-Set For Growth?”

ACT: A Mental Health Strategy for Overcoming Obstacles

Sometimes you are just rolling along and – WHAM! – you are broadsided by an unexpected obstacle. It might be a physical obstacle, such a being stuck in traffic. Or it might be another kind of obstacle, one that is more ‘internal’, an emotion or a way of thinking that is having a negative impact on you.

No matter the obstacle, there is a simple and practical strategy that can help you move through the obstacle and either get back on track, or find a new track all together!

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year? Strategies to Thrive in the School Year Ahead

dancer3_May9Remember the Staples commercial a few years ago, the one that featured parents happily shopping for school supplies with a modified version of the Andy Williams song ‘The Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ playing in the background? The idea was, parents were thrilled to see the kids return to school; the kids…not so much.

Well, whether you are entering grade school, high school, college or university, this time of year can indeed bring conflicting emotions – for everyone. In this post, I am writing specifically to the returning student…the content will be useful for parents and teachers of those students as well.

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