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The Four Ps of Positive Psychology Practices

Positive shift happens when we practice the building blocks of positive psychology. The first letters of the practices that have been shown by research to increase happiness and well-being, happen to spell BE MEASURING. (although it is not usually important

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Uplift with Kindness and Compassion

Uplift is one of the Building Blocks of Positive Shift. We can uplift ourselves with positive music, videos, quotes and thoughts. And we can uplift others with positive words, genuine compliments, acts of kindness, and simple gifts of appreciation. We

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The ABCs of Impact

Impact means making a difference, and we want to have an impact in the world through our work and lives. Purpose is one of the four Ps of positive shift, and an important part of our happiness. To have an

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Kanban with Keep

I’ve tried many ways of managing projects, but recently became interested in the kanban method. I wanted to experiment with it, but did not wish to download a new app to try, and I wasn’t sold on the idea of

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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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