How to Stop Procrastinating in 4 Easy Steps

January 24, 2023

Many associate procrastination with a lack of self-discipline. Procrastinating is a symptom, not a problem. Believe it or not, you have a really good reason for procrastinating, but you’re not listening! Usually, we’re too busy criticizing ourselves! Learn an amazing process to accomplish far more this year!

Estimated reading time: 4.5 minutes ... unless you procrastinate! 😆

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Empathy vs. Compassion—Which One Is Better?

January 17, 2023

We have all been there—someone we care about is hurting, and we want to support them but don’t know how. Should we empathize or show compassion? What is the difference between empathy and compassion? And which one should we express when?

Let’s take a closer look at the differences between empathy and compassion to understand how to apply them in everyday life. Understanding each one better can help us understand each other more authentically.

Related reading time: 7 minutes

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3 Life-Changing EQ Tools that Will Transform Your Life for the Better!

December 29, 2022

The start of a new year is full of possibilities and potential. What will you do differently this year to ensure your best self steps forward?

Your habits are one of the most vital things to be mindful of and intentional with. Habits have tremendous power—for better or worse! Each tiny (and not-so-small) habit in your life creates the quality of your life. And how you think and feel each day is directly responsible for new beginnings and transforming the old into the new.

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

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

Creative, Kid-Friendly Holiday Decorating Ideas

December 14, 2022

Kids love to contribute to the holiday decorating process, and it’s even more fun and meaningful if their involvement is about creating, not just hanging store-bought ornaments throughout your living spaces.

There are lots of engaging projects to try with your children during the festive season, so why not plan a crafting session with a few of the following ideas so that this Christmas is extra-special?

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting, Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

How Pets Improve Children's Mental Health, Emotional Regulation, and Development

December 03, 2022

Watching children grow and develop is as rewarding as it is fascinating. Children are like little sponges, soaking up information and discovering all they can learn about their environment. Within a family, parents, siblings, and grandparents all play a significant role and greatly impact a child’s emotional development. However, they are not the only influence on children at home. Growing up with a pet can positively impact early childhood development and help establish healthy emotional regulation and mental health in children.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting, Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Find Inner Peace and Unwrap Your Best Self

November 22, 2022

All of us seek inner peace and to make sense of our world. However, we grow up in a family culture that sometimes teaches us certain things about ourselves and the world that may inhibit a sense of peace. In our developmental years, we receive messages that cause us to believe certain feelings are unacceptable and unwelcome. Sometimes they are even shamed or punished.

So how do we free ourselves from fear and shame to become our best self?

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Internal Motivation Versus External Motivation: Which Is Best and Why?

November 15, 2022

Motivation pushes us to reach our goals and achieve accomplishments in life. Some individuals lack drive and ambition, while others seem unstoppable. When people are unmotivated, they often struggle to experience fulfillment and purpose. Knowing your intrinsic versus extrinsic motivators is essential. While we want to find a work-life balance in life and avoid burnout, finding ways to pursue what is important to us and discover ways to motivate ourselves is crucial.

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

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

3 Things Your Mom Should Have Taught You About Self-Care and Healthy Boundaries

November 10, 2022

Growing up, children tend to emulate the behaviors and practices of those around them, especially their parents. That’s why you pick up certain mannerisms your mom has, how your father talks, or how your siblings do specific things.

Your youth is also the best time to learn and develop emotional intelligence that you carry with you into adulthood. Hopefully, your parents taught you these critical skills, but sometimes they can lack knowledge or skill in certain areas such as setting healthy boundaries or regular self-care. So by the time you’ve grown up, you may realize key tools are missing [...]

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

"How Do I Control My Anger?" Learn 1 Vital Emotional Intelligence Skill

October 04, 2022

If you're struggling to control your anger, you're not alone. It's one of the most common emotions that people struggle with. Its intensity makes it a challenging emotion, especially if you let it build. However, there is an emotional intelligence (EQ) skill that can transform the way you relate to your anger, thereby also facilitating more relational and inner peace.

Seem too good to be true?! Science backs this EQ skill, so rest assured you can build your emotional fitness! Harnessing your anger will take effort, focused attention, and practice, but you can convert your anger into [...]

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Taming Your Inner Critic: 5 Emotional Intelligence Skills to Build Mental Health and Increase Happiness

September 13, 2022

Do you ever feel like your mind is a bully? Does that little voice inside your head constantly put you down, telling you that you’re not good enough, or planting doubt and worry? If so, then you’re not alone. The Inner Critic is very common and can be extremely discouraging. If you are a victim of harsh inner criticism, it’s time to bridle your self-talk and learn strategies to create inner peace!

Estimated reading: 7 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

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