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Are you living your personal values?

Have you ever asked yourself what the real influences of your decisions are? Why you prefer one situation over another? What are personal values? Values are deeply rooted motivations that guide, justify, and explain your attitude, norms, opinions, and actions. Every individual has their own unique value system or hierarchy. Values form the foundation of…

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What is the big deal about character strengths?

In 2004, something groundbreaking took place in the field of social sciences. For the first time in history, a cross-cultural language describing the best qualities in human beings was born – the VIA classification of strengths and virtues. Enough scientific research has shown that recognizing, appreciating, and harnessing strengths in yourself and other people, is…

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An alternative for work-life balance and work-life integration?

‘Work-life balance’ came into use in the 1970s and 80s, as stressed baby boomers strived to achieve a balance between career, family and other areas of their lives. Behind the idea of work-life balance, is the assumption that “work” competes with “life”. Many individuals believe, to achieve substantial impact in their career progression, they need…

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Career Wellness: Myth or Reality

The workplace is undergoing a major transformation – your workplace is changing!  The workplace is being reshaped and redefined by a multigenerational workforce and an evolving mindset that prioritizes life before work, strengths before weaknesses, development before satisfaction and ongoing conversations before annual reviews.  Changes that are affecting organizations today are coming fast and furious.…

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168: What does this number mean to you?

One of my favorite things to do, is to listen to Oprah Winfrey’s SuperSoul Conversations Podcasts. Oprah introduces every podcast with the following: “I believe one of the most valuable gifts you can give yourself is time. Taking time to be more fully present.” Time is one of the best examples of equality – there…

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Does Wellness Coaching Deliver Results?

One of the very first things I did when I started to explore wellness coaching as a potential next career was to find out if wellness coaching delivered desired results for clients. Being a trained pharmacist with a love for science and scientific evidence, I wanted to understand if one can expect a positive outcome.…

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