Art of Personal Development

How to Know When It’s Time for Change & Two Tips for Transformation


A neon sign of the word "Change"

Usually, before you even get into self-development, you’re inspired to make a change because of some external force. You’ve gone through a breakup, missed promotion at work, or moved to a new town and can’t make any friends. You’ve seen your life play out on repeat. The same actions, leading to the same results and — unfortunately, those results aren’t … Read More


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Talk to Anyone and Build Connections


It’s human nature to want to connect, yet many people struggle forming strong bonds. We put ourselves out there, break the ice, and start conversations, but then what? How can we take these conversations to the next level and build real connection? Instant connection? Many people think that connection happens rapidly and you need to instantly form a bond with … Read More


in Art of Personal Development, Making Friends

Strengthening The Three Most Important Relationships in Our Lives


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According to Robin Dunbar, a professor of evolutionary psychology at Oxford University, the average human can maintain relationships with up to around 150 people. Sure this number varies for each person, but it’s made us think about the relationships we value. 

Wanting to understand the three most important relationships in our lives – romantic relationships, relationships at work and relationships … Read More


in Art of Personal Development, Empowerment

The Power of Healthy Relationships


After spending a month learning about happiness – and the important role that relationships play in this happiness – we wanted to dig deeper. What do we mean by relationships? What are the secrets to building healthy relationships? What’s the science behind how relationships contribute to our personal happiness and well-being? Here are our biggest learnings on the power of … Read More


in Art of Personal Development, Self Mastery

8 Easy Ways to Have Better Conversations


Having a Conversation

Does the idea of boring small-talk with Uncle Bob or chatting with an attractive person make you tense? If you’re like many people, conversation anticipation will put a few beads of sweat on your forehead. But here’s the good news: While conversation skills are just that–skills to be practiced–some can be implemented swiftly. As a social skills coach we know … Read More


in Building A Connection, Making Friends, Networking

Signs of a Toxic Person and How to Cut Those Toxic People out of Your Life


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There’s an old myth that frogs will pull down other frogs trying to escape a pot of boiling water. That’s likely the stuff of folklore, but the dynamic is real: In everyone’s life, there will always be people who will resist, threaten and sabotage the possibility of self-improvement. These are some of the signs of a toxic person. This general … Read More


in Empowerment, Self Mastery