Looking Up from Down Under

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    When was the last time you felt really energized and excited about your work? Try these 11-minute habits built to develop your strengths and you will...
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The problem with a wish is it makes you passive and less likely to reach your goals. Hope has been found to lift your spirits, buoy your energy and...
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When I first uncovered the science of strengths – those things we do well and actually enjoy – I dreamed of spending more of my days in a blissful...
Instead of despairing about why things no longer made me happy, I learned to use these approaches to tweak my experiences and restore the joy in the...
A 'personal' pat on the back cartoon image.

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Hearing "ability-based" praise feels nice, but it only scratches the surface of what we actually crave.
Michelle McQuaid discusses the concept of "flourish" and how it has impacted her life.


About Looking Up from Down Under

Michelle McQuaid, a born and raised Australian girl, is a best-selling author, workplace well-being teacher and playful change activator. Michelle lives to help people discover their strengths, move beyond their fears, and finally discover what it truly takes to flourish with confidence. 

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