Oct02

3 Ways to Gamify Your Life

Written by // Clare Monteau

Who has a habit they want to stop, or a new habit they want to start? When we want to change any type of behavior,  it’s worth remembering we are doing a form of rewiring and it’s likely to be hard. Our brain loves doing the same thing, it’s very energy efficient to do so (imagine messages being able to travel along a line thats already there compared to laying a new line) and so stopping that, or doing something else requires some clever thinking ahead of time.  However the brain does love a game, a challenge (smart phone app developers bank on it) , so use this natural proclivity to get what you want, instead of the next highest score on Candy Crush....  
3 Ways to Gamify Your Life
Sep20

4 Tips to Deal With Those Difficult People (DP)

Written by // Clare Monteau

One of the most popular training topics requested by organzations is one that offers tactics to deal with these DP. I guess that means we are surrounded by them. The definition of 'difficult' speaks of "hard to deal with, manage, or overcome".  If you know anything about me, I'm always up for a challenge-so here are my top recommendations for dealing with, managing or overcoming the DP in your life. Note-they actually require you to DO something so grab a pen if you actually want something to change. 

Sep20

86 Days to Thanksgiving!

Written by // Clare Monteau

In 10 weeks, many of us will be sitting around the table with family and/or friends, celebrating the Thanksgiving holday. What will you be grateful for? If the word'surviving' come into your mind, then these tips are for you. If you want to have MORE to be grateful for than you can muster right now, then these tips are for you.

Sep05

Sacred, My Way

Written by // Clare Monteau

Starting every day at Roman Catholic Mass at 730am with my mother was NOT my idea of a good time as a child. At some point, I’m guessing as an early teenager, I must have put my stompy hormonal foot down and stopped attending. She, on the other hand, never stopped her daily commitment until the past few years when she simply couldn’t walk there anymore.

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