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Strengthen Your Emotional Fitness for a Joyful Life

In today's modern world, the emphasis is often on physical fitness and mental acuity. There's a critical component of our well-being that often gets overlooked: our emotional intelligence (EQ). When is the last time someone asked you, "Are you going to the emotional fitness gym today?" Probably never.

Just as hitting the gym strengthens our muscles and yoga enhances our flexibility, boosting our EQ can significantly improve the quality of our lives and relationships. Boosting your emotional fitness can help you create to a happier, more fulfilling and joyful life.

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Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Mastering Nonverbal Communication: A Key Skill for Effective Leadership

In today's competitive market, companies must stand out to be successful. And leaders need to lead effectively to aspire purpose, right action, and retain their talent. With the dramatic rise of virtual meetings and digital interactions, the importance of personal connections is often overlooked—even forgotten.

However, one kind of communication that plays a crucial role in our interactions in the workplace is nonverbal communication. It's a silent language packed with valuable intel. Every great leader has fine-tuned their communication style with empathy and mastered nonverbal cues!

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Posted in Business and Leadership

No Work-Life Balance? 9 Healthy Habits for Mental and Emotional Well-Being

Is your life out of whack and you're overwhelmed? Do you hear yourself saying, "I have no work-life balance!" or "Boy, do I need more work-life balance!" Achieving a balance between our professional and personal lives can seem more like chasing a mirage than attaining a real, tangible goal.

The search for equilibrium is not about dividing hours equally between work and play or a rigid schedule that you stick to. Both are nearly impossible and disrupt fun, spontaneity, and flow! Finding your own personal rhythm rooted and in sync with your values is the key to thriving.

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Turning Conflict into Connection in Relationships

Navigating the ebb and flow of relationships isn't always smooth sailing, is it!? It's like we're on the ocean in a tiny vessel; sometimes the sea is calm, and at other times, storms hit, rocking our boat. And occasionally, our "relationship boat" fills with water as it careens from side to side in the storm. It can even feel like the relationship is sinking.

Conflicts can be the most daunting for a couple, yet, they also hold the potential for major growth AND to bring us closer. That is if we have the tools and EQ skills to weather the storms.

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes.

Posted in Love, Marriage, and Relationships

How to Integrate Healthy Practices into Your Everyday Life

It’s the small choices you make every day that affect your health. In a world where heart disease and obesity are getting increasingly common, it's more important than ever to take care of yourself. Habits like eating healthy, getting sufficient sleep, exercising regularly, and managing stress can help you feel your best.

These habits can improve your mental health, benefit your heart, and help you maintain a healthy weight. On the other hand, bad habits (like vaping, eating too much fast or packaged food, and staying up all night) can harm your health over time—that goes without saying!

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Posted in Habits for Health

Be an Emotional Intelligent Parent: 3 Keys to Balance Love and Discipline

As a parent, parenting can feel like walking a tightrope. Every hour we juggle a zillion responsibilities on top of raising little humans. In our busy lives, it's important to know how to discipline children successfully while building healthy self-esteem.

Parenting requires us to constantly balance love and discipline with our children. What’s too much and when is it too little? How can we be firm without being harsh? What is the difference between giving unconditional love and pampering or over-parenting?

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

5 Simple Principles People with Growth Mindset Use to Respond to Challenges

Do you overthink everything? Before acting, do you chronically procrastinate? Do you find yourself quickly discouraged by difficulties or challenges? Or are you too easily deterred from achieving personal and professional goals with feelings of overwhelm?

If you're nodding yes, you may be framing experiences through the lens of a fixed mindset.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Marriage Advice: Love Is in the Little Things

When my husband and I were first married, I was anything but pleasant whenever he called me during a workday. Interrupting my focus irritated me until I realized that in relationships and parenting, interruptions are opportunities for loving connection!

I was reminded of this bedrock of our relationship last week when my husband left the following phone message: “My heart is broken that I missed your call!” (So if you call me and get a full mailbox, it’s likely filled with my husband’s love messages saved for replaying.) The week before, he told me that his heart flutters every time he sees [...]

Posted in Love, Marriage, and Relationships

10 Impactful Ways to Show Empathy to Others Effectively

Empathy is a well-known term, yet few know how to show a person empathy or genuinely empathize with a loved one.

Empathy is a powerful tool that allows us to connect with others profoundly, making it essential in every relationship and interaction. Understanding and sharing another person’s feelings can bridge communication gaps and foster deeper connections with our spouses, family, friends, co-workers, and even business partners. But, do you know how to show empathy effectively?

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence

Self-Care as a Path to Empowerment: Prioritizing Women's Mental Health

Depression is a serious and, unfortunately, very common occurrence for women today. This condition is so common that nearly one in ten women in the United States report that they experience major signs of depression every year.

One reason for this challenge has to do with the psychological and physical makeup of women, making them more likely to be diagnosed with mental health illnesses than men. While these statistics might be alarming to some, they are a valuable reminder about the importance of understanding and practicing self-care habits. Women's mental health must be taken seriously!

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Posted in Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective, Emotional Intelligence & Fitness, Habits for Health

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