The Art of Empathy: How to Show Empathy Without Saying Sorry

May 30, 2023

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. It is a vital aspect of emotional intelligence (EQ) that helps build relationships, improve communication, and foster understanding. However, being empathetic requires more than just saying sorry, even though that expression is a go-to for many people. Instead, empathy involves active listening, understanding emotions, and responding with care and compassion.

Let’s discuss how to show empathy without saying you're sorry and look at a few practical tips to help you improve your empathy skills.

Estimated reading [...]

Posted in Emotional Intelligence, How to Build Empathy

Win Back Respect from Your Grown Children with these 5 Parenting Tips

May 16, 2023

Parents today face a unique challenge: navigating long-distant, sometimes fragmented, grown-children relationships. What a shock when disrespect is hurled our way, and we thought we raised our children to be respectful, empathetic adults. It can be challenging—even disheartening—when they don’t show us respect. Although you might want to dodge the hard truth that your relationship needs to change, there’s no escaping that adult children are no longerchildren!


The interactions between your grown child and yourself might be difficult right now, but there are helpful strategies you can employ [...]

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

Children and Their Bedrooms: Where Children Sleep

May 04, 2023

If you're like most parents, your child's bedroom is the one place where a lot of thought has gone into the placement, size, timing and even the decor. Who would have guessed that so many questions arise for our children's private space: Do children need their own bedroom? And at what age is it the best for siblings to separate? How much say-so should children and teens have when it comes to privacy, cleanliness, and creating a space they love?

Estimated reading and viewing time: 3 minutes

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

5 Ways Brain Fitness and Behavioral Health Are Optimized by Healthy Habits

April 13, 2023

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you struggling with bad habits or a lack of focus? Combatting anxiety or discouragement?

As we navigate our lives filled with technology, relational challenges, social unrest, and growing demands on our time, it’s natural to get off balance sometimes. However, we have the power to change our lives and commit to practices that create healthy habits to keep our brains fit. With the right strategies, we can become healthier, learn new habits of mind, and become mindful versions of ourselves—no matter the circumstances.

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Posted in Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective, Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

The Mental, Emotional, and Social Health Benefits of Playtime with Your Kids

March 30, 2023

Watching your kids play is a delight no matter what the age of your children. However, it is also an excellent way to understand their inner life and how their imagination works. Play is natural for little ones, and it’s how they learn about the world around them. But you can go one step further—join in the fun and reap the benefits.

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

Conscious Parenting: How to Honor Your Child's Inner Guide While Disciplining

March 21, 2023

In today's modern world, children's senses are over-stimulated daily with movies, video games, animated TV shows, and the onslaught of social media, smartphones, and more recently, virtual reality. A global society with a 24-7 internet provides instant answers to our children and teens independent of their parents or family values.

These cultural trends and social conditioning train our children to look outside themselves for answers, validation, excitement, entertainment, and happiness. Do you see the rub?!

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

The Power of Love: How to Nurture Your Marriage through Effective Communication

March 14, 2023

When it comes to marriage and keeping love alive, communication is key. Most couples would agree that for communication to be effective with your partner, it is best to come from a place of love. However, that may sound easier said than done, especially if you and your partner argue constantly! So, what is fair play in arguments? It's unrealistic to think that we will never have disagreements in marriage. But is there a line you should not cross?

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Posted in Love, Marriage, and Relationships

Home Is Where the Mind Is: How Interior Design Can Improve Your Mental Wellness

March 10, 2023

We spend a lot of time at home, more so since the pandemic. Our house is not only our shelter, but it also serves as our recreational space and refuge. And nowadays, in this increased remote working era, it’s often our workspace, too!

Since we spend a great deal of time indoors, our environment is vital for our well-being, and its effects are often underestimated. Did you know that the interior design of your home or workplace can significantly impact your mental health?

Estimated reading time: 6.5 minutes

Posted in Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective, Habits for Health

Autocratic Leadership Style: Its Disadvantages and Why to Lead Authentically

March 02, 2023

What is your leadership style? Are you leading or seeking to control? How would you describe your leadership style? And are you aware of your impact on employees as a leader?

These are vital questions to ask yourself as a leader. To be effective, you must understand yourself and your impact on others. In fact, successful leadership is rooted in mutual respect and an equitable relationship. Without self-awareness, a leader is leading blind.

Estimated reading time: 4.5 minutes

Posted in Business and Leadership

How to Teach Self-Control and Respect to Children

February 28, 2023

Imagine that you're at a grocery store, and your 5-year-old daughter spots candy, eyeing exactly the kind she wants. She begs you to buy it for her, but you calmly and firmly say no. She bursts into tears while kicking and screaming in the cart. Frustrated (and maybe a little embarrassed), you think, "Why can't she just accept my answer, just once! No self-control!"

How do we teach our children respect for our decisions and how to control their emotions? And what is the definition of self-control?

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

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