How to Improve Emotional Intelligence in 3 Simple Steps

January 14, 2021

2020 has (finally) concluded—and it's been a doozy, hasn't it? We may not have been able to control the unexpected events of COVID, but hopefully, you were still able to achieve some of the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of last year.

As the new year is in its infancy, people naturally think about goal setting. Setting and writing down goals with a plan to achieve them has been shown to increase the likelihood of their attainment. Historically, the most popular New Year's resolutions have had to do with exercise and dieting. But instead of only improving your physical fitness [...]

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

How to Help Kids Develop Social Skills During COVID

January 12, 2021

Many of us still remember how shy we were as kids. It can be difficult to make friends when you’re figuring out who you are and what you’re interested in. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic adds another layer of stress to this issue. You want to support your child during this challenging time, but what’s the best way to do so? In this article, you’ll find strategies that you can use to help your child make friends, maintain friendships, and cope with the stress of Covid-19.

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

Renew Your Life and Work with Everyday Mindfulness

January 07, 2021

It's been a crazy time for everyone with the pandemic. Not only do we now need to keep up with our work, but unexpectedly we can be required to quarantine due to Covid-19. And if you're a parent, it's even trickier as school shifted to virtual learning so you're responsible for this big change as well. We haven't yet found our new normal so mindfulness is even more important. 

Are you feeling more overwhelmed than usual with work stress? Is multitasking not helping you keep up? Is your mind racing so much at night that you can’t sleep? Yep, it’s time—time to carve out a few minutes daily [...]

Posted in Business and Leadership, Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective

The Best Way to Prepare for Marriage Is to Savor Your Engagement

January 05, 2021
Each year around the holiday season, social media posts are filled with pictures of rings, proposal videos, and changed relationship status. We are presently in the middle of the most popular proposal time of year with nearly forty percent of all engagements occurring occurring between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. This time period is often called the proposal season. As the time frame coincides with traditional holidays that are family gatherings, it seems a natural time for couples' proposals because they want to share their love commitment with those they love.

Posted in Love, Marriage, and Relationships, Intentional Weddings & Wedding Planning

5 Powerful Time Management Tips for Small Business Owners

December 30, 2020

Entrepreneurship is more about practice than talents or business acumen. As entrepreneurs, people typically go into business because they have a passion, not necessarily graduating with a business degree. Therefore, you will need to learn from your experiences and mistakes. In growing your business, you also need to learn various skills and keep refining them. This growth mindset becomes far more important when you start a small business. Of course, you do not want your small business to continue at a micro-level forever. You want it to grow in leaps and bounds to be par with the top [...]

Posted in Business and Leadership

Need Some Space? Tips to Create Self-Care Spaces in Your Home

December 29, 2020

Some people, when designing their home, choose furniture and accessories by asking themselves questions in this order: 1) Is it beautiful?  2) Is it comfortable?  3) Would it help me create a space to improve the quality of my life?

While these questions are all reasonable, we suggest that you ask them in the opposite order. Instead of being caught up in creating a designer home that could grace the cover of Architectural Digest, why not take some time to analyze what type of space you need to live the best life possible?

Posted in Emotional Intelligence

How to Tackle Inequality in the Workplace

December 22, 2020

Workplace inequality is still a major concern in companies. Prejudice based on race, gender, age, and other factors exists despite the laws passed in Congress and the movements sparked on the streets. And this disparity is despite the misinformed belief that workplace prejudice is behind us.

Posted in Business and Leadership

Can Mindfulness Relieve Your Headaches?

December 19, 2020

Almost four percent of the world’s population suffers from headaches. While they vary in their symptoms, headaches can be an annoying and painful problem. There are many ways to help control headaches, such as with medications, but they often come with their own concerning side effects. Because of these side effects, it can be beneficial to consider using natural remedies for headaches and a holistic healing method like mindfulness. This article will explore how mindfulness works and how it can relieve your headaches.

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

Boundaries Protect and Support Your Blended Family

December 16, 2020

When my husband and I got together, children were brought into my life for the first time. Once married, the adjustment to living and interacting with two children was a steep learning curve for me. Navigating daily life together, communicating between households, and adapting to different routines all required constant adjustment, and still does nearly four years later. It was evident very quickly that boundaries were necessary for our blended family dynamic. Healthy boundaries shaped the development of my marriage, my interactions with the children, and our relationship with the [...]

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting, Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Inner Peace Requires You to Be Present with Self-Compassion

December 11, 2020

“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.

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