Turn Inward Emotional Turbulence to Inner Peace with These EQ Skills

August 07, 2023

For many years, I was consumed by an inward emotional turbulence, continually feeling too emotional and off balance. Eventually, I started getting genuinely curious about why. Turns out that my inability to regulate my emotions was the key culprit. Learning emotional intelligence was a path for me to build skills and create inner peace. By learning basic EQ skills, I could surf and calm the emotional waves, gain self-understanding, replace my brutal inner critic with compassion, and regain my motor of joy. You can, too!

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Cultivating Spiritual Awareness through Mindfulness Practices and Movements

August 01, 2023

Life in a hectic world leaves many of us feeling disconnected from the spiritual and intuitive part of who we are. This experience can leave us feeling overwhelmed, chaotic, and less than present, as our attention is distracted by the whirling life around us.

So, what can help ground us in what is truly important? What is spiritual awareness and how can we cultivate mindfulness to bring more inner peace, calmness, and meaning to our lives?

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

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

Lead with Empathy and Emotional Intelligence to Boost Effective Communication

July 25, 2023

Leadership without empathy and emotional intelligence is like an empty milk carton for a hungry teenager—disappointing and deflating.

Today's leaders and businesses cannot succeed any longer without creating a culture where employees and teams can assert their best work and thrive in the workplace. Are you creating a business culture that people want to work at—and stay!?

Estimated reading: 7 minutes

Posted in Business and Leadership

5 Parenting Tips to Successfully Deal with Disrespectful Adult Children

July 20, 2023

Today's families are up against tremendous challenges, and many family members are estranged. When your adult child lashes out, disrespects you, or tells you they "need space," and cuts you off, their responses can really sting. Of course, it is understandable for any parent to feel hurt, confused, and even angry when their adult child ignores them or doesn't want anything to do with them. A parent may feel rejected, even a sense of guilt, wondering if they failed as a parent.

Fortunately, there are some proactive steps you can take as a parent to help improve relationship boundaries, address [...]

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

5 Ways to Use Empathy and Empathizing to Improve Any Relationship!

July 18, 2023

Empathy is embedded in the deepest parts of our brain and affects every relationship. From the first time that we shared our snack on the playground, to helping a friend study for a college exam, to supporting our spouse during a hectic work cycle, the opportunities are endless for this vital emotional intelligence skill. And it’s an indispensable part of being human, an emotional conduit for human connection and better relationships!

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness, How to Build Empathy

Does the Procrastination Habit Have You Stuck? Discover 3 Tips to Help!

July 05, 2023

Struggling with the procrastination habit? Yep, it’s a common habit and one of the hardest to shake. However, what many fail to see is the connection between procrastination and psychology. Similar to building daily habits like journaling or exercising, procrastination also develops the more we give to it.

Learn to starve procrastination with these tips.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence

Embracing Diversity in Brand Identity: How Inclusive Values Strengthen Your Company's Image

June 29, 2023

Inclusivity and diversity have become vital to companies wishing to build a safe and cohesive workplace. Additionally, it is also helpful for contemporary marketing strategies. Not only does it showcase a desire to grow from an ethical and community-driven perspective, but it also helps develop the credibility of your brand as a whole. Each company has an opportunity to seize these and other added benefits to business growth. 

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Posted in Business and Leadership

The Blended Family and Parenting Survival Guide: Solutions for the Top 3 Challenges

June 15, 2023

It comes as no surprise that there isn’t a handbook for becoming a great parent or stepparent. You may already attest to this fact. Most parents learn through trial and error. And since there’s very little support for blended families, here’s a survival guide for co-parenting. Learning emotional intelligence skills is essential for all parents, but crucial when dealing with the complexity of stepparenting.

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

Stop the Workplace Drama! Know the Difference: Venting vs. Resolving?

June 13, 2023

Creating a thriving workplace culture that values diversity, encourages inclusion, and promotes professionalism can be challenging, but it IS possible. With the right tools and strategies, you can create a work environment where employees are highly motivated and productive without dealing with workplace drama or negative employee behavior. Knowing the difference between unproductive venting and complaining versus resolving issues through proactive problem-solving is essential for creating a healthy workplace culture.

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

Posted in Business and Leadership

The Art of Empathy: How to Show Empathy Without Saying Sorry

May 30, 2023

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. It is a vital aspect of emotional intelligence (EQ) that helps build relationships, improve communication, and foster understanding. However, being empathetic requires more than just saying sorry, even though that expression is a go-to for many people. Instead, empathy involves active listening, understanding emotions, and responding with care and compassion.

Let’s discuss how to show empathy without saying you're sorry and look at a few practical tips to help you improve your empathy skills.

Estimated reading [...]

Posted in Emotional Intelligence, How to Build Empathy

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