What makes a happy work place? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

With this being International Week of Happiness at Work, companies are being urged to prioritise employee well being. The Telegraph explore’s what that really means, is it flexible working, a zen zone, pets in the office, plants and natural light? When it is more critical than ever to retain your good employees, it’s an interesting debate. Corinne Mills shares her view with the Telegraph: While work perks can be appealing, happiness at work is more closely tied to whether an employee…

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How These 9 Simple Actions Can Help You Feel Happier (& Get More Grit!) – Positivity Article

By Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP When I entered the positive psychology field, one of the embryonic areas was called “positive interventions,” which was the identification of actions that could boost a person’s emotional flourishing. The list of proven interventions that worked for most people was small at that time, but ten years later, dozens of countries have produced thousands of pieces of research on what works to amplify our well-being. Now the popular terminology for this area is “wise interventions,”…

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How to Do Hard Things & Struggle Well (& Why It’s Worth It!) – Positivity Article

By Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP The Tong Leong School of Martial Arts is the last martial arts academy many would expect to find in the privileged community of Bethesda, Maryland, where most youngsters are accustomed to easy lives of high-quality schools, first-class sports opportunities, and bright futures. Unlike the pervasive “McDojos” that serve up black belts once you’ve paid a certain amount of money or spent a specific number of months at different ranks, at the Tong Leong School you…

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Are You Listening? – Career Development Partners – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

“Can you hear me now?’ was the popular tag line in a commercial for a cell phone company. But the real question we should be asking in our everyday communications is “Are you listening?”Hearing and listening are very different. Hearing is the physical act of having sound waves hitting our ear drums, except for those who are hearing impaired, is a normal part of our day. Listening, on the other hand, means to interpret the noise, understand it and provide…

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How can a Leader Cultivate a Culture of Curiosity in the Workplace? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Curiosity is what makes leaders, managers and employees stay relevant in their respective roles. Look at any business that is underperforming, they are likely to have a mindset that doesn’t foster curiosity which in turn prevents innovation and new ideas to flourish. As written about on CIO.com’s article “Why curious people make better employees”,, hire people who are curious as they are very likely to want to learn and improve things. These people too probably have better relationships as the…

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Is an Arts Degree Worth It? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Corinne Mills joined the discussion on the BBC World Service today, they asked “Are Arts degrees worth it?” In today’s blog we explore the whole debate: Arts Degrees versus Vocational Degrees There has been, and continues to be, various debate surrounding the worth of an arts degree in comparison to the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and more vocational degrees.  Of course, it is important to recognise that the term ‘worth’ can allude to numerous factors.  Some individuals…

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How Aylette Overcame Injuries, Grew Strong, and Started Winning Gold Medals – Self Improvement Article

“See! Even runners should be strength training!” I couldn’t help but think this when speaking to Aylette. Now granted, I’ve been on the record countless times promoting Team Strength Training. However, Aylette is living proof of the benefit of growing strong. There was a time when Aylette would constantly hurt herself while running, where “anything I was doing was leading to injuries and I felt frustrated and really sad about it.” I know how Aylette feels. Getting hurt sucks, and…

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The 5 Key Steps to Starting a 6-Figure Coaching Business in 2018

The coaching industry has been growing at a double-digit rate for almost a decade… In fact, it’s growing so quickly, that last year, even Harvard decided to jump on the bandwagon and launch a new Business & Leadership Coaching program! And it’s not hard to see why. Coaching gives individuals with “particular sets of skills” (that’s you) an immediate outlet and clear-cut path to creating a profitable and positive business with minimal capital and corporate structure. In fact, thanks to…

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How Mark Adjusted His Mindset, Learned to Meal Prep, and Lost 65 Pounds. – Self Improvement Article

“Here’s another example of the power of meal preparation.” Meet Mark: a busy father who does construction planning in England. He’s also a nerd who fancied himself a drink or two over a warm meal from the pub. All well and good, until Mark went to his doctor for a check-up. The report back? Not great. Mark’s blood pressure was too high, his cholesterol numbers weren’t good, and he needed to lose weight. This is bad news indeed. The thing…

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Coaching Yoga Teachers – Yin Yoga With Marianne

Have you just started teaching Yoga? Have you got about 0-2 years of teaching experience? Have you come across all kinds of challenges like long hours, low pay, all level classes, energy draining circumstances and still not being able to pay your bills? Do you need a change of perspective? Would you like me to coach you on how to stay healthy as a Yoga teacher? Try Yoga Coaching.   Yoga Coaching Yoga Coaching = Coaching Yoga Teachers. What motivates…

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Dealing with sound sensitivity – Yin Yoga With Marianne

For a while I have been wanting to write to you about Yin Yoga, Acupressure, Acupuncture and Neurofeedback in relationship to Selective Sound Sensitivity (Misophonia). After having received the question: “Have you had any success helping people who suffer from Misophonia?” I decided it is time to share my answers with you. The success comes mainly from my own experiments and experiences in daily life on what supports me and what doesn’t work at all. I’ll share my most recent findings…

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How to get more clarity in life

The whole month of May I have been asking myself: “What is my path?”. A way of finding answers to our questions is by looking at signs that we are given. They are out there; only we need to sit still from time to time to actually become aware of them. So some others and I did. We asked ourselves a specific question and kept on repeating it whilst ‘reading’ the given signs. Learn from our stories and read on and find out more…

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Personal Growth – Yin Yoga with Marianne

I would like to take you on a journey of self-discovery and I will do that by offering you an online learning platform under the name of Super Change Champion. It is my new project (Summer 2018), so that Yin Yoga with Marianne offers you everything that has to do with Yin Yoga and everything on Personal Development will soon be available on my new platform that currently is being developed: Superchangechampion.com. Just as easy!   Personal Growth The blogs with self-coaching exercises…

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Peace on earth – Yin Yoga with Marianne

Max Strom on how Yoga can save the world: peace on earth. Max Strom lives in Washington D.C. (United States), works as a yoga teacher, speaker and is the author of ‘A life worth breathing’ and ‘There is no App for happiness’. He invited me to have dinner with him and I also attended his workshop in Brussels at Factory Forty in 2016. I felt like reposting this blog now in 2018 as it has such an important message: Peace…

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Always be yourself – Yin Yoga with Marianne

Let’s shine a light on what is truly important to you. What would you like to dedicate your energy to? What would you like to reinforce? But also what would you like to finish and say goodbye to? What behavior would you like to change? Time to choose: ‘What will you do and what will you stop doing?’. In short, how to always be yourself?   What makes you unique? You are who you are. What you do and how you…

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Mind healing – Yin Yoga with Marianne

How delicious it would be to simply be able to press DELETE sometimes and start all over again. How fairly easy would it be to simple use the RESET button? A healer taught me that the higher my vibrations are, the more people that I will attract that also vibrate at that higher, positive and healing frequency. Great, because then I will have less negativity around me. Thus raising my vibration would then be the reset-button I am looking for. Time…

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Judge not! – Yin Yoga with Marianne

How not to judge? We all judge ourselves and others constantly. I am sure you and I would love to stop doing it, but how do we do it? Are you curious too? This blog on ‘Judge not!’ will tell you how you can start to feel more peaceful inside whilst connecting with others. It is also like the Yoga ethic Ahimsa (nonviolence) teaches us. It is about watching what we are thinking and saying in order to respond from a place of…

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