Speed Up Brain Fitness with Simple Brain Exercises and Brain Training

November 30, 2021

Dr. Daniel Amen, a psychiatrist and founder of the Amen Clinics, believes that our brain is the hard drive of our souls. That’s a radical statement, but the brain is the command center of our entire system. Without a working brain, we lack self-identity, cannot interact with the world, and lose the ability to learn, grow, and experience life.

As it becomes increasingly evident that habits are the key to optimizing our health, including brain fitness, brain function, cognitive health, physical and mental health, it’s crucial that we develop healthy habits. To do so, we need to be mindful of [...]

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

Marriage Proposal Statistics: Fun Facts and Surprising Stats

November 18, 2021

Whether you’re tying the knot with the one you love or helping a friend or family member plan their wedding, there are a lot of numbers to get straight in the process. Thankfully, there are tons of statistics to help inform your decision making and spark creativity. You’ll be surprised by some of the marriage proposal stats!

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

Promote Greater Resilience in Children and Teens with 3 Simple Actions

November 09, 2021

Resilience is a hot topic, especially after the pandemic quarantines and subsequent unpredictability for children, teens, and adults alike. As a parent, we cannot control many things that happen in our children's lives socially or at school. However, we can empower our children by teaching them resiliency and emotional intelligence skills to help them respond effectively to life's curveballs and challenges.

Emotional fitness defends against the effects of stress like physical exercise creates healthy, toned muscles that prevent injury. Just like our muscles need stretching and exertion to [...]

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

3 Ways to Bounce Back from Life’s Hardships and Be More Resilient

November 04, 2021

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” Maya Angelou

From everyday challenges to traumatic events with long-term impacts, life comes with difficulties. Resilience is what helps you adapt to these stressful situations. Psychologists define resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress such as family or relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors. 

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Successfully Juggle Work-Life Balance as a Teacher and a Full-Time Mom

October 26, 2021

Parenting is a full-time job. Teaching can also take up an enormous portion of your time. If you’re both teaching and operating as a full-time mom, it can be overwhelming, to say the least. Juggling work and home life while also taking care of yourself can be challenging!

There are many situations in which this combination can happen. You may be a teacher by profession who also has kids. You may also be a mom who has decided to pick up work as an educator to help with the recent spike in emergency distance education. You might even be homeschooling your kids while working from home.

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Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

Digital Workplace Strategy: Steps to Greater Agility and Productivity

October 21, 2021

The “new normal” has dramatically changed the employment landscape. Today, millions of Americans are working remotely and taking advantage of the gig economy. And even as the pandemic is loosening its grip on businesses, 82 percent of company leaders plan to allow their employees to work remotely, according to a Gartner survey.

Transitioning to a digital workplace is a challenge for many employees unaccustomed to working from home. And leaders choosing to give employees more flexibility need to set up new measures for performance, productivity, and accountability. Thus, understanding the [...]

Posted in Business and Leadership

People Who Lash Out in Anger Need Compassion—and Boundaries!

October 19, 2021

Anger can be a tough emotion to navigate whether you’re angry at yourself or someone is lashing out in anger at you. It’s natural to want to protect ourselves when someone is reacting in anger. And, of course, self-advocacy and safety are crucial. We don’t ever want to tolerate emotional abuse in any form or in any relationship.

But can we build confidence and learn skills to hold a safe space for angry outbursts? Is it possible to diffuse anger and better love those in our lives?

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Why Creating an Online Vision Board Will Help Manifest Your Dreams

October 14, 2021

Most of you have likely heard of a vision board, a collection of images and words representing your goals and aspirations, strategically placed so you can see it frequently and imprint these positive ideas onto your subconscious mind. But what you may not understand is how your brain science works in conjunction with a vision board to increase its effectiveness. Creating an online vision board is a helpful tool in manifesting your dreams. 

 

Re-programming our subconscious is an essential step in reaching a goal or changing a habit. Visualizing and mental rehearsing of a positive result [...]

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Critical Ways to Help Boost Your Teen’s Self-Esteem

October 05, 2021

The teenage years can be an awkward time. Hormones, brain growth, academic stress, and bullying—these can all be a lot to handle for a teen. Add social media, peer pressure, and the media with perfect body images into the mix, and it can spell diminished confidence. Eighty-five percent of people suffer from low self-esteem, but teenagers are specifically prone to it.

Not only are the teenage years difficult for teens, but they are also hard on their parents. Seeing your child suffer from low confidence is often one of the hardest experiences as a parent. However, you aren’t powerless and [...]

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

Top 3 Natural Remedies and Exercises for Calming Anxiety

September 21, 2021

I’ve become very adept at recognizing when my anxiety has reached beyond a healthy level, a critical awareness to manage stress. What are the symptoms? I can feel the blood rushing, and my heart feels like it is beating out of my chest. Thoughts seem to swim through my head, and my breathing becomes shallow—I feel as though I am on fire. It can happen very suddenly, and there I am, awash in emotion.

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness, Habits for Health

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