Comparison: Thief to Your Child’s Self-Esteem

April 12, 2022

We love our kids! And all every parent wants if for their children to be happy and successful. Sometimes we unintentionally do the opposite of what cultivates healthy self-esteem. For example, there’s hardly a parent in the world who hasn’t said something like this to a child in a moment of exasperation: “Look at your brother—he jumps right on his homework after school! Why do I always have to nag you to get yours done?” “Your sister’s a whiz at math, but all you want to do is draw.” Or “Stop giving me attitude! Can’t you just be polite like your brother?”

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

8 Surprising Uses for Essential Oils

April 07, 2022

Essential oils have been popular for centuries, but some people are just discovering them. If you're new to essential oils, you may be unaware of all their many uses and health benefits. However, even if you’re a long-time fan, don’t miss out on these often overlooked ways to utilize essential oils.

To help you out, we compiled a list of eight surprising uses for essential oils you might not know about.

Estimated reading time: 4.5 minutes

Posted in Habits for Health

A Habit Burger? Improve Your Health with Keys for Breaking Bad Habits

April 05, 2022

You may have heard of Habit Burgers. Perhaps it’s even your favorite fast-food restaurant. But The Habit Burger Grill was new to me until today. (It’s a fast-growing restaurant chain prevalent in California but hasn’t made it here to Montana—yet.)

You may be wondering why I’m talking about this restaurant in a blog on breaking bad habits.

Glad you asked!

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Why Teens Vape and How to Help Them Break the Addiction

March 31, 2022

The idea that smoking is cool may have skipped a generation or two, which should have impacted the tobacco companies and caused a major hit to the industry. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case—thanks largely to the rise in vaping, especially among teenagers.

According to a 2019 survey, an estimated 5 million teenagers regularly use e-cigarettes. Up to one million use them every day. Cigarettes may no longer be cool, but e-cigarettes or vapes have taken their place. Learn about the dangers of vaping and what you can do to support your teenager.

Estimated reading time: 3.5 minutes

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

How to Use Internal and External Motivation to Catapult You to Your Goals

March 29, 2022

Do you find yourself stuck even when you have an important goal? Do you procrastinate and then heap guilt and shame on yourself, making you feel even worse? Perhaps you are backsliding because you can no longer motivate yourself and completely stalled out. What do you do?

The first step toward reaching our goals and overcoming obstacles is understanding how we are motivated.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

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

Getting Your Office to Work for You: A Feng Shui Checklist

March 23, 2022

Second, only to the bedroom, the office is where you spend most of your time—certainly your waking time. If you’re exposed to something that doesn’t feel right, it can negatively impact you and play out in any number of ways.

There could be a conflict with authority figures, a drop-off in business, employee problems, morale issues, or you may feel like you have reached an impasse and can't seem to move forward. You may have lost your juice around your business or may feel as though there’s something else you should be doing. You might feel you’re underpaid and under-appreciated. Or perhaps [...]

Posted in Business and Leadership, Habits for Health

3 Ways to Build Resiliency: Rebound from a Job Loss or Career Change

March 17, 2022

Generally speaking, any job change can be very distressing, whether you've been laid off, fired, or switched your career. Still, losing your job can hit much harder than a career change. When you get fired or laid off, your profession, income, and self-esteem can all take a blow and make you feel like you're starting over. Do you know how to rebound?

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes 

Posted in Business and Leadership, Emotional Intelligence

Parenting Support for Children and Teens: How to Put a Stop to Cyberbullying

March 15, 2022

This morning, a friend of mine shared a social media post about a 12-year-old boy who had just died from suicide. They attribute some of the boy’s discouragement to bullying, though I’m unsure if it was online or offline. The timing was uncanny as I was writing this article. It stopped me in my tracks.

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

In Marriage, for Better or for Worse: How to Increase Ease in Your Relationship

March 14, 2022

As a couple, have you ever wondered, "Why does a relationship has to be so hard?" Do you feel sometimes like you're raising another child instead of having an equal partner? Are you exhausted from all the talking about change, yet nothing changes? Is your spouse expecting things you don't think are fair? Do you feel guilty when you take care of yourself because you "should" be...?

If you answered "yes" to even one of these questions, keep reading to get off of the cul-de-sac of human drama.

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Posted in Love, Marriage, and Relationships

Why Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Trumps IQ in Leadership and Business

March 10, 2022

As you know, IQ is short for intelligence quotient. It measures a person's capacity for reasoning and problem-solving; it shows how well a person can use logic and information. An IQ test measures short-term and long-term memory by providing a series of puzzles to solve.

But what about emotional intelligence (EQ)? How does EQ rank?

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes 

Posted in Business and Leadership, Emotional Intelligence

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