Practicing Gratitude in a Time of Uncertainty and Unrest

March 23, 2020

With an international crisis upon us, many are grasping to regain a sense of control—or at least feel hopeful that this pandemic shall pass sooner rather than later. Although the enormous impact of the coronavirus continues to grow and will be felt for months ahead, there are things that we can control in these times of uncertainty and increased anxiousness.

The first and biggest one is our response. We can choose to quiet our fearful thoughts and emotions. This act alone may seem small, especially when you may be cooped up, have a business whose doors have closed, or you're watching [...]

Posted in Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective, Emotional Intelligence

How to Be Calmer in the Middle of the COVID-19 Storm

March 15, 2020

There is no denying that the Coronavirus at our doorstep has disrupted our lives, and many are feeling powerless. When considering how I could best support people, I decided to offer practical tools to help ground you into a sense of well-being despite this stressful time. These tips and skills can assist you in dealing effectively with uncertainty, negative thoughts, and the uncomfortable emotions of worry, anxiety, and fear.

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

Are You Worried Your Children Don't Know How to Cope?

March 12, 2020

Many parents come to me because they’re concerned about their children’s coping skills. It’s clear that a lot of parents are at a loss for how to teach their children resilience. Let’s face it. Raising kids in today’s world is tough. Tech addictions, drugs, anxiety, depression, food disorders, and suicide are prevalent—is it any wonder that parents worry?

As a parent coach, what I repeatedly see are parents who don’t know how to feel, who don’t give themselves or their children permission to feel.

Why is this a problem? Because without emotional literacy, self-awareness, and emotional [...]

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting, Parenting Favorites

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Show Me How to Radically Improve My Life

March 10, 2020

Have you ever been in a situation where another person's behavior really set you off? Perhaps your co-worker took credit for one of your ideas, or your spouse talked over you and quickly dismissed your feelings, or maybe a good friend betrayed your confidence. You can’t contain your emotional reaction and feel justified in lashing out because of what someone else did.

Life appears to happen to us. It’s easy to feel like our quality of life is determined by things out of our control. But what if that's not true? What if the things that happen to us, and how we react to them, are simply a [...]

Posted in Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective, Emotional Intelligence

Why People Pleasers Desperately Need Healthy Boundaries

March 05, 2020

Years ago, a woman came to me and told me that she had a bad habit of saying “yes” when she really wanted to say “no.” At the end of the day, she felt exhausted. She seethed with resentment because there was never any energy or time left over for what was important to her. Even when she was maxed to the hilt, she'd take on more and do just one more favor for a friend. Then the next day started all over again with the same recipe for unhappiness. She'd had enough of being a people pleaser. She asked me: What can I do to regain my life?

I congratulated her on her growing self-awareness, and [...]

Posted in Emotional Intelligence

Leading Your Teams to Success in Business

March 02, 2020

In today’s modern workplace, having emotional intelligence (EQ) is crucial to forming lasting relationships and promoting a positive environment. Previously, Heartmanity published a blog about how EQ can lead to an overall increase in trust, morale, and productivity, which is something that all business leaders can aspire to. To be an effective leader, you need self-awareness, social intelligence, and resilience. The more keenly aware you are of others' need for purpose and how to motivate them, you can lead your team to success and master these EQ skills.

Posted in Business and Leadership

"Are You a Minimalist? Vital Lessons to Increase Self-Awareness

February 27, 2020

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about minimalism and how to live minimally. As my client base gets fuller and my life and relationship more precious, I find myself pining for simplicity and time in the mountains.

However, what has always puzzled me about minimalism is the immense abundance of nature. As I strive to make a dent in my positive impact on the environment by recycling or being mindful of purchases, a part of me simultaneously seeks MORE... more mastery, more health, more fun, and lavish abundance. Did you know that our brains are wired for more?

Posted in Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective

How to Stop Complaining: An Action Plan to Happiness

February 22, 2020

Have you ever had a friend or co-worker fill the air with complaints? Do you catch yourself complaining too much? Or has negative thinking become a bad habit?

Life can feel like we're scrambling to escape an avalanche of demands and a series of endless to-do lists. And when we're stressed, it's easy to find fault or pinpoint what's wrong, but if we get in the habit of complaining, it starts to create a dark cloud around us and our lives. And did you know that complaints wire our brains to favor negativity and negative self-talk, which then increases the likelihood of more of the same?

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Keys to Healthy Love and a Happy Relationship

February 10, 2020

Valentine's Day is a perfect opportunity to revel in our love of one another. The celebration itself can create a rekindling of the fires of loving our partner.

You owe it to yourself to flex the muscles required to create lasting happiness. Strengthening your relationship by applying love's keys are just as important as planning your wedding. Your honeymoon doesn’t have to last only for a season!

Posted in Love, Marriage, and Relationships

The Power of Habit—One Habit that Can Transform Your Life!

February 06, 2020

All of us have habits. We speak of good habits and bad habits, but most often we associate habits with something negative. (Think smoking, watching too much TV, unhealthy snacking between meals, yelling at the kids...) The truth is that anything we do repeatedly—whether negative or positive, unhealthy or healthy—becomes a habit. Isn't it time to use positive, healthy habits to create the life you want? But how long does it take to break a habit?

The answer to this question varies and depends on who you ask. Breaking bad habits or forming healthy habits can depend on several elements and [...]

Posted in Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective