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@ ImPowered Coaching & Training 

March 21, 2017

Last year I wrote a series of 3 blog posts about the STAAR test. STAAR stands for State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness. It is a series of state-mandated standardized tests used in Texas public schools to assess a student's achievements and knowledge le...

February 25, 2017

Feeling Stuck

A friend recently told me that when she knocked over her cup of coffee that morning, she knew “it was going to be one of those days…” One small misfortune after another haunted her that day, causing her to feel stuck. She felt stuck in negativity, which ca...

January 25, 2017

"Our greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another" - William James (1842 - 1910)

Many years have past since William James spoke these words. Research conducted in the field of psychology and neuroscience (e.g. M. Seligman, K. McGinoga...

January 12, 2017

Are you looking for ways to get more time in your day? You do know that this is actually an illusion, right? Since there will always be 24 hours in a day. But for the sake of your wellbeing and performance, you might want to try managing your energy, instead of your ti...

January 6, 2017

I have a confession to make. I’m guilty. Guilty of being a control freak.

I like thinking things through, planning and preparing (sounds a lot like procrastinating, right?). I’m really good at it too. Bummer that it’s not always beneficial for me…

Is it an illusion to th...

December 24, 2016

The Impact Of Heartfelt Positivity

Heartfelt Positivity doesn’t just feel good. Research suggests that it improves our health, wellbeing and performance. Positivity activates parts of our brain that support us to be more resourceful, more creative, and ultimately more s...

December 17, 2016

Heartfelt Positivity

Barbara Fredrickson is renowned for her research on positive emotions. She identified the 10 most common positive emotions (Fredrickson, B. L. (2013a):

INSPIRATION, JOY, GRATITUDE, LOVE, PRIDE, INTEREST, SERENITY, HOPE, AWE and AMUSEMENT.

Research sug...

November 30, 2016

Big Goals and Small Wins

The end of the year is approaching quickly. Have you started thinking about your goals for next year? What you want to achieve or do differently? What you want more or less of in your life? New years resolutions…

I BELIEVE YOU DON’T HAVE TO WAIT...

November 11, 2016

When I stepped outside this morning to walk my kids to school, I was delighted to feel the cool air on my skin. If you live in Texas, you know that this is a real treat. The sun was shining, the kids were chatting away, it was a beautiful morning! After I dropped them...

October 22, 2016

I did an art project with my daughters (10 and 6) today. We made a Dream Board. Before we got started with a poster board, scissors, glue and lots of magazines, we talked.

We talked about what they love about their life right now, and what they dream of, you know, what...

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