Positive Parenting Solutions: How to Set Healthy Boundaries and Consequences for Teenage Rebellion

September 27, 2022

When or if your teenager starts to act out and rebel, it can be difficult to know what to do as a parent. You can feel like you're losing control of your teen when dealing with teenage rebellion and disrespect. It’s true, teens sometimes engage in risky behaviors that terrify their parents, so your concern is justified. However, many parents overreact by immediately taking away their smartphone or grounding their teen “for a year!” These reactions can backfire by increasing oppositional behavior or creating ruptures in your relationship.

So, how do you best support and help your teenager [...]

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting, Parenting Favorites

Taming Your Inner Critic: 5 Emotional Intelligence Skills to Build Mental Health and Increase Happiness

September 13, 2022

Do you ever feel like your mind is a bully? Does that little voice inside your head constantly put you down, telling you that you’re not good enough, or planting doubt and worry? If so, then you’re not alone. The Inner Critic is very common and can be extremely discouraging. If you are a victim of harsh inner criticism, it’s time to bridle your self-talk and learn strategies to create inner peace!

Estimated reading: 7 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

How to Co-Parent Successfully After a Divorce

September 08, 2022

Going through a divorce is often difficult to navigate no matter what. When you have children with your former spouse, it becomes even more challenging. You might have thought that parenting with your spouse while married was hard enough; now that you’re living apart, there's a whole new set of obstacles that step forward.

Estimated reading time: 4.5 minutes

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

Is Your Child Nature-Deprived? Benefits of Outdoor Play

August 30, 2022

Time in nature and outdoor play has a multitude of benefits for children. Connecting to nature is a vital part of physical, mental, and emotional development. However, as our society has changed with urbanization and widespread use of technology, outdoor adventures are increasingly disappearing from children’s lives.

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

5 Ways to Safeguard Your Online Business in 2022 and Beyond

August 25, 2022

The US experienced a boom in entrepreneurship thanks to the onset of the pandemic and the Great Resignation. According to data from the US Census Bureau’s Business Formation Statistics, there was a record 5.4 million applications in 2021 alone. There was also a surge in digital revenue, with consumers spending over $870.78 billion online with US merchants. In 2022, 29.7% of all business activity is expected to be online, and we can expect to see a steady increase in the years to come.

Estimated reading: 5 minutes

Posted in Business and Leadership

Can a Long Distance Relationships Work? Ways to Overcome the Obstacles Successfully

August 23, 2022

Long-distance relationships can be challenging and frustrating at times. They take a lot of effort to maintain genuine connections, especially with the hurdles being apart brings. However, making the relationship work is possible if both you and your partner are willing to work at it and let go of expectations.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Posted in Love, Marriage, and Relationships

Get Creative with Video Marketing for Your Small Business with These 7 Tips

August 17, 2022

Video marketing is a way of making your business more memorable. It can be used for almost any small business as it is a great way to showcase products and services. It will not only tell potential customers about your business but keep them engaged with what you have to say about it.

Still, many small businesses have difficulty deciding which type of internet marketing strategy works best for their business. So, we’ve put together some ideas and ways you can use video marketing to get creative and boost your business in an unpredictable market!

Estimated reading: 4 minutes

Posted in Business and Leadership

5 Ways You Can Better Cope with Grief While Working

August 13, 2022

Avoiding grief and loss is impossible in our personal and professional lives. Loss can come at the most inconvenient times, especially when you have work commitments. While most people can take a short time off work and other responsibilities while grieving, it certainly isn’t adequate. Coping sufficiently with tragic life events can take months—even years. Therefore, there is often limited reprieve from life’s responsibilities and a need to resume your job even though you may not feel ready.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Posted in Business and Leadership, Emotional Intelligence

Inner Peace Requires You to Be Present with Self-Compassion

August 10, 2022

“Gotta pick up the kids from school.” “Gotta get this report done by tomorrow.” “Gotta shop for dinner.” “Gotta pay the bills!” “Gotta get to the gym and lose this extra weight.” Gotta, gotta, gotta.

A lack of work-life balance and the need to get somewhere are themes I hear frequently. We are seekers. And personal transformation is high on the list for many. Yet, we are often unaware that we are reaching for something, even if it's self-growth. While ignoring what is happening right now within ourselves and around us, the present moment evades us.

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

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

Trends and How to Build a Sustainable Business that Thrives!

August 08, 2022

Many entrepreneurs begin a business because they have a passion but may not have business experience. And it’s easy for small business owners to anticipate achieving success much sooner than is feasible and lack the staying power to make it successful. In fact, seventy percent of businesses fail after a decade—that’s a staggering statistic.

And even if your business grows, with the Great Resignation, you’ll most likely face the obstacle of finding and keeping quality employees at a reasonable wage. As a business owner, you might depend too heavily on faithful employees when staffing is [...]

Posted in Business and Leadership

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