The Mind Body Connection
For the past year, I have had the good fortune of working with faculty who focus on mental health. Dr. Matthew Wappett is the Executive Director of the Utah State University Center for Persons with Disabilities (UCEDD) – also known as the “Laughter Doctor :). Dr. Ty Aller is a Senior Program Coordinator for for…
How to Create Core Values
Now may be the perfect time to either establish or revisit your core values. In a time of drastic change, it can be helpful to either establish or revisit and renew your core values. Why? Core values are what we stand for and judge to be right. They serve as the guiding principles that influence…
What 100 Things have You Accomplished in the Last 10 Years?
What 100 Things Have You Accomplished in the Last 10 Years?
World Mental Health Day and the Power of Play
Play and laughter need to be a bigger part of our human experience. We have forgotten not only that it feels good but that it is also good for us, our families, our communities and even our businesses!
Freedom in Your 40’s: Is It Time for A Change?
My new favorite book is, “The Freedom Journal: Accomplish Your #1 Goal in 100 Days,” by John Lee Dumas (aka JLD). John Lee Dumas hosts the EO Fire business podcast. I listen to EO Fire every week, and I really enjoy how JLD continuously points out the importance of focusing on specific goals and taking…
SMARTER Intentions and Authentic Goals: A Coaching Guide from AskDrConnie.com
All true intent is realized. This simple yet profound truth is usually overlooked when people set goals. If you really don’t intend to lose 15 pounds (you just want to lose weight without really trying), then don’t set a goal around weight loss. New Year’s resolutions are often short-lived because they are not true intentions.…
Can You Be Happier in 21 Days? Yes, You Can!
Do you believe that you can become persistently happier in just 21 days? Research by Shawn Achor and others studying the power of positive psychology shows that you can! My interest in what I call, The Happiness Trend, continues to grow for good reason. Happiness makes a difference! I am really excited to be delivering a…
Easter is Awesome!
My family is winding down our fantastic Easter weekend. We found lots of eggs, and had fun spending time outside in the sun. The lovely rain made everything seem clean again, which is such a great reminder of the true purpose of Easter. My daughter’s favorite part of Easter was the candy! Jim’s favorite moment…
Megatrend 1: The Rise of the #GigEconomy
The rise of the entrepreneurial individual, and what is currently referred to as the Gig Economy, will create new challenges and opportunities for distance learning administrators. How can institutions of education help learners create value for traditional employers and for their individual brands? If not as many people are investing in education to land a…
Starting the New Year with True Intentions!
It’s the perfect day for writing. The snow is falling and the new year is full of positive energy and gratitude! If you are contemplating your resolutions or goals for 2014, my updated SMARTER Intentions and Authentic Goals Coaching Guide may be of use. It is designed to help get you started or to…