What we're watching: 
How would you respond if asked how your 2017 was?   This heartfelt TED talk  is one of the most viewed of 2017. It has a powerful message and also may have you thinking differently about the story you tell yourself about the year that just came to a close. 

What we're reading: 
We're sure you have some mixed emotions on what happened last year. We'd like to point your attention to  99 best things that happened in 2017 for a positive refresher !

Quote we're inspired by:  

"This is a wonderful new year, I have never seen this one before.

Adapted from original quote:   "This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before."
  --  Maya Angelou 
Happy New Year!  At the Centre, we are looking forward to 2018. When we looked back on 2017, we decided to scan the year with an appreciative approach, picking out what went well with a view towards doing better in 2018.  This does not mean that we turn a blind eye to all the things that are not going so well, but simply that we choose not to drain our energy by solely focusing on the negative. 
 
So, we'd like to kick off January 2018 with two online course offerings that reflect our belief that we all have the capacity to write our own stories and be changemakers. Designing Your Life focuses on personal change, while Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Social Change focuses on the impact that you'd like to make on the world. We invite you to start the new year by investing in own personal and professional growth.

See you in two weeks for our next Three Thought Thursday! 
The Centre's Team
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