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Emotional Intelligence in Relationships: Let the Magnet of Love Lead

November 22, 2023

In love and marriage, we're all a bit like magnets. Ever notice how sometimes we're pulled together irresistibly by an invisible force, and other times, we're pushing each other away? That's where emotional intelligence, or EQ, comes into play. It's our superpower in relationships. Think of it as your go-to tool for navigating life’s ups and downs together.

Love acts like a magnet, drawing us together and holding us close. Yet, as we all know, keeping that magnetism strong requires much more than just attraction. It's about nurturing understanding, fostering open communication, and learning [...]

Posted in Love, Marriage, and Relationships, Emotional Intelligence

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

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.

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Posted in Emotional Intelligence, How to Build Empathy

7 Reasons You Need to Set Healthy Boundaries: Simple but Powerful Advice

January 31, 2023

When I was a young adult if someone had told me what a HUGE difference healthy boundaries would make in my life and for my happiness, it would have changed everything. Unfortunately, I learned the hard way: overgiving, pleasing others, being overwhelmed, exhausted, and depressed with never enough time for what truly mattered to me.

Estimated reading time: 4.5 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence

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

March 17, 2022

Any job change can be distressing, whether you're laid off, fired, or switching 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! It can feel like you're starting over.

Do you know how to rebound? Are you thinking of it as an opportunity to carve a life and career you love? Sometimes, when there are unexpected changes, we may need the change but not realize it!

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes 

Posted in Business and Leadership, Emotional Intelligence

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

5 Ways You Can Better Cope with Grief While Working

February 10, 2022

Avoiding grief and loss is impossible in our personal and professional lives. Loss can come at the most inconvenient times, especially when you have work commitments. While most people can take a short time off work and other responsibilities while grieving, it certainly isn’t adequate. Coping sufficiently with tragic life events can take months—even years. Therefore, there is often limited reprieve from life’s responsibilities and a need to resume your job even though you may not feel ready.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Posted in Business and Leadership, Emotional Intelligence

How to Improve Emotional Intelligence in Everyday Life and Relationships

February 08, 2022

Emotional intelligence (or EQ) is a term that has been floating around for decades. You've no doubt heard about it, but why should you care? Learning and practicing emotional intelligence can feel like climbing Mount Everest, difficult—even unattainable. Maybe that's why emotional fitness is still not as popular as physical fitness. After all, how often do you hear someone saying they're working out at an EQ gym every day? ...Never!

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes 

Posted in Emotional Intelligence

Do You Set Healthy Boundaries or Unintentionally Push People Away?

January 25, 2022

Do you have a hard time setting boundaries in your relationships? Are you constantly putting other people's needs before your own? If this sounds like you, don't worry, you're not alone. It's not just people-pleasers who have a difficult time setting healthy boundaries. Setting boundaries in relationships can be tricky, especially if you’re easy-going, kind, and struggle to say no.

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence

Self-Love Begins with Self-Care: a Formula for Heightened Inner Peace

January 15, 2022

Think about the last time you truly nourished yourself—not just with a good meal or a long weekend nap, but with something that replenished your soul. Maybe it was a calming yoga session, an invigorating hike in nature, a conversation with a trusted friend, or reading a compelling book while sitting by a crackling fire (my all-time favorite). Whatever it was, it probably made you feel lighter, more centered, and at peace. Self-care is the foundation of every healthy person, relationship, family, and successful leader.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes. Self-care practice: 30 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence

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