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A Mindful Moment

In the moment that we notice, lies the potential for change. Mindfulness is about noticing, paying attention, and being aware. Mindfulness can mean observing the world around us. When we are mindful, we notice a beautiful sunset, inhale the smell

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The Building Blocks of Positive Shift: BE MEASURING

The building blocks of positive shift are not complicated. You likley have heard of some of them before. Many of them are simple, and most of them are not hard to do. Why, then, do we often fail to practice

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Cleaning Checklist

Staying on top of cleaning chores can be quite a challenge. Finally I have a cleaning checklist that works for me. Inspired by this one from clean mama, this very simple routine (just the way I like it!) is customized

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Simply Dinner: The Game Plan

Do you dread the question, “What’s for dinner?” Deciding what to cook is the hardest part. Get your copy of Simply Dinner: The Game Plan, an eCookbook that will take the pain out of meal planning and help you get

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Branding Toolkit – a one page personal strategic planning form

BRAND: a promise to deliver benefits that are different from the competition. When you know your brand, you will know how to plan. The tools in this kit are geared toward developing a personal brand, but many can also help for

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Brain Basics

GREAT Skills are a) in demand in the workplace b) rarely taught, and c) very helpful in all areas of life! The GREAT Skills Trading Cards provide key information from experts for learning these skills. The links below lead to

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2016 Screen and Page

I’ve devoted this year to reading books that have been adapted into movies, and then watching the movies. It’s been an interesting year! This is a great way to run a book group, because there are lots of resources to

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Reading Record Punch Card

How can libraries create excitement about coming into the library to check out books or other items on a regular basis? I’m thinking a monthly drawing with really neat (but not too expensive) book related prizes. When patrons check out

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Fun Online Phonics Games to Practice Reading Skills

Smart Skills You Need to Take You Far “Perseverance!” That’s the rally call chosen by the class of adult learners I work with as a literacy tutor. Learning to read isn’t an easy skill to master, and it takes time

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Cultivating Relationships

The social aspect of our lives is undeniably important for our well-being and happiness. People who have strong connections with others report higher levels of happiness. Relationships can also be challenging at times, and can be a source of unhappiness

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