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Todd Smith

Todd Smith, a former school psychologist, is founder and director of enLīven Wellness Life Coaching, Toledo's premier personal growth practice. It is Todd's mission to create a world in which people stop chasing dreams and start making their biggest aspirations actually live and breathe by stepping into their boldest challenges and committing to a life of  incredible personal growth. In his "spare time", Todd is most often spending his hours with his three talented and athletic kids at ballet, track, gymnastics, soccer, and other various activities or playing a sport himself. Todd helps clients set and achieve their biggest personal development goals by understanding their core values and crafting a vision that will guide their daily choices and actions. "Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right." — Henry Ford

7 Signs It’s Time to Consider Life Coaching for Self-Improvement

Ready to Unlock Your Full Potential and Create a Life You Love? Discover the Power of Life Coaching We’ve all faced moments of uncertainty and struggled to find our purpose and direction in life. Despite our efforts to achieve our goals and create the life we desire, we may still feel lost and uncertain. But …

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From Toxic Positivity to Authentic Happiness: Alex’s Journey of Self-Discovery

Alex is the kind of guy who always looks on the bright side, who never lets anything get him down, and who encourages everyone around him to do the same. Alex has always prided himself on his positive attitude. But lately, Alex has been feeling this constant pressure to be positive taking a toll on …

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The Power of Gratitude: How to Cultivate an Attitude of Thankfulness during the Holiday Season

The Power of Gratitude: How to Cultivate an Attitude of Thankfulness during the Holiday Season The holiday season is often a time of reflection, when we take stock of the year that has passed and look forward to the year ahead. For many people, this can be a time of great joy and celebration. But …

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Internal vs External Locus of Control: 7 Examples & Theories

How much control do we really have over our lives? Many psychological theories have attempted to answer this question. One such explanation is the locus of control. Locus of control is a concept created by psychologist Julian Rotter (1954). Rotter was interested in social learning and why some behaviors stick while others languish. Locus of …

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Psychology of Procrastination: 10 Worksheets & Games (PDF)

Procrastination is an interesting concept in our culture. Perceptions of procrastination range from being the topic of jokes to being associated with mental illness (Svartdal, Granmo, & Farevaag, 2018). But what is the truth about this ubiquitous behavior? As a college instructor, I deal with student procrastination every semester, often resulting in end-of-term complications. I’ve …

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Unconditional Positive Regard: 17 Worksheets & Activities

Unconditional positive regard describes an essential attitude that person-centered therapists adopt toward their clients, promoting growth and personal change (Wilkins, 2000). As mental health professionals, therapists recognize that they must deeply value their client’s humanity while being undeterred by any particular client behaviors for a successful outcome (Mearns & Thorne, 1988). Typically, the client experiences …

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The Ryff Scales of Psychological Wellbeing: Your How-To Guide

For years, researchers have pondered the factors that influence how people make judgments about their wellbeing. However, until the late ‘80s, much of what we knew about wellbeing was based on a poor definition of the construct. This left much of the scientific community scratching its head and asking the same question: What is wellbeing …

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