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Laughter and Play Are an Important Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

Smiles and laughter connect people in their life, work, and job search. Dr. Phillip Glenn combed through fifteen different job interviews, and analyzed the social dynamics of laughing.  Laughter was shown to be a tool to build rapport, and interviewees who responded with laughter appropriately were more successful. Laughing is part of a healthy lifestyle. A hardy laugh increases oxygen, helps reduce stress, and done…

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Mindful Moment Exercises to Help You Look and Feel Better

Distress (what we often call stress) can lead to physical ailments, conflicts, and emotional stress. Healthy stress (eustress) activities lead to a healthier more creative mind and active body. When you feel good you will have more resilience to manage conflicts, uncertainty, and change.  Employers want to hire people who are adaptable members of their team. You will be prepared to manage disagreements at work…

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Take Time to Assess Your Values

Values AssessmentThe things you spend your time, money, and thoughts on will become your values. Thinking about what is important to you before you look for your next techno gadget, home, or job will give you time and money for the things you really want, rather than being driven by friends, family, and the media. Here are some examples of work values with a Work…

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Using NLP Techniques to Reduce Anxiety Before Medical Procedures

by Nancy J. Miller, iNLP Center Blog Contributor A cancer diagnosis, surgery, and dental procedures can cause different levels of anxiety. Being prepared with NLP techniques will help with the stress of routine or unexpected procedures. The NLP techniques of association, dissociation, reframing, anchoring, and using submodalities  helped me de-stress and prepare for medical procedures. Read more…

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Making Plans During Uncertain Times

Nancy J. Miller, Guest Post, iNLP Center Blog We live in uncertain times. Actually, we live with the myth of certainty until things change. Things are never actually certain, but it’s easy to live like they are. When major disruptions happen, we are surprised by a sense of feeling out of control––a control we never really had. We can be certain that there will be…

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Focus and Destress in Times of Uncertainty

“There are times when you want to work on a writing project, your creative work, job search strategies, or marketing concepts and your mind feels like mush. Where did the motivation and great ideas go? Maybe out the window or up in the clouds. You can’t be sure, but there are things you can do to get your mind on the work at hand.” Focus…

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Your Values Drive Success in Creating Meaningful Work

Are distractions taking you away from the work you want to do? Do you feel unsuccessful or unappreciated for your creative work? There are so many ways to define success. Look around and you will find people who define success for you if you let them. You can be swept up feeling unsuccessful when you are doing work you love, and you are doing it…

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When Small Things Get Big and Big Things Get Small

“There are things in our lives that seem big, but they are really temporary or minor problems. The small things get big when we focus too much attention on them. When we make small things big, we can overlook the big things that become the elephant in the room that we are not seeing. If we take care of the small things as they come…

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Challenges Create Distractions in Your Life and Career

Have you experienced challenges in your life that created distractions for your business or career? You are your business whether as an entrepreneur or employee. Challenges, whether physical, emotional, or environmental create distractions for doing the work you love. Often Challenges Come in Many Layers as I describe in my article. We may have financial, physical, work, or family challenges when a crisis like the…

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Challenges Come in Many Layers

We all feel the many layers of challenges. Some of us have more layers than others and some layers may diminish while others may multiply. In my own life, I rarely experience one challenge at a time, possibly because I was born with the challenge of limited eyesight. Finding myself almost blind when I started kindergarten, then having multiple eye surgeries, some more successful than…

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About Me

When you feel overwhelmed or stuck, I have strategies and support for helping you do the work you love. I am a Career Counselor/Certified Life Coach and author of the books, Vegetable Kids in the Garden, The Vegetable Kids Cafeteria Club, eBook Vegetable Personality Styles, Fire Up Your Profile For LifeWork Success, and Thrive Global Contributor. I enjoy studying vegetables as well as personalities and bringing them to life in my children’s stories. It gives me great joy to help job seekers, professionals, and creative entrepreneurs find their strengths, share their values, and connect with employers and customers.

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