Building Better Friendships

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People need friendships. Whether you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert, we all require genuine friendships to make life just a little bit easier on ourselves. Friendships are great for our health, as well! Science proves that adults with strong social ties have reduced risk for health issues like depression, high blood pressure, and unhealthy body […]

Unique Ways to Increase Your Family Connection

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In the “go, go, go” world we live in, it’s hard to find time to do it all. Family connection is so important, but with clashing schedules and a mile-long to-do list, it can feel like you have no time to squeeze in a family dinner or game night, no matter how hard you try.   […]

Conflict Resolution … Don’t Let It Keep You Up at Night

Tension. We all know it. We all feel it. Many of us dread it … especially when it involves a disagreement, miscommunication, or conflict with someone else. Awkward silences … harsh voices … wondering what you could or should have said differently. Even just reading this paragraph probably made you uncomfortable. As much as we all dislike […]

Business Image Improvement—Changes Every Business Should Make

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Everyone wants to make a good impression, and business image is no different. As much as we all want and strive to focus on the fact that “It’s what’s inside that counts” (as we definitely should), first impressions are important—especially in business. If you walk into a store and it takes 20 minutes for someone […]

Staying Positive Isn’t Just About Smiling More Often

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Staying positive is not always our first instinct. In fact, our brains are hard-wired to lean toward overthinking and over-worrying—which, one might say, is pretty much the exact opposite of positive thinking. It might have made sense back in the hunter-gatherer days when danger lurked around every corner (and kept “realistic” [negative] thinking in our […]

Leadership and Communication … Our Top 5 Favorite Posts!

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Building your leadership and communication skills isn’t always easy! We often hit a slump or a point in time when we can choose to either dig in or give up. We will always encourage you to take a breath and dig in. Will it make it easier? No, not really … BUT, it will always […]

Managing Expectations through the Highs and Lows

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Oh, those expectations. They’ll let us down every time. Whether we have low or high expectations for any given situation, we’re creating standards or ideals about what will, won’t, or might happen—before it’s even happened! And sometimes our expectations are even about how someone else might react or what someone else might do or say. […]

Staying Connected While Making Connections

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“Staying connected” vs. “making connections?” There are distractions everywhere and it’s so difficult to balance staying connected with … well, staying balanced! Every day we’re inundated with constant information, and the worst offenders are often sitting quietly (or not so quietly) in our pockets, our purses, or on our wrists. How many times a day […]

World Wide Group — Five Fun Facts

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You’re probably already aware that World Wide Group (or WWG™) is a pretty great company that spends all of its waking hours working for you! You probably already know that there’s a super cool website explaining what WWG does, and everything involved with the company itself.   Here are five things you might not know about […]

Improve your active listening skills in 5 steps

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It’s important to remember that the way in which we listen is the way we make others around us feel cared for, valued, and heard. Active listening skills help accomplish this! Building connection with each other, learning to understand each other, and growing together are all benefits of active listening! We’ve discussed before on this blog about […]