Inner Peace Requires You to Be Present with Self-Compassion

August 10, 2022

“Gotta pick up the kids from school.” “Gotta get this report done by tomorrow.” “Gotta shop for dinner.” “Gotta pay the bills!” “Gotta get to the gym and lose this extra weight.” Gotta, gotta, gotta.

A lack of work-life balance and the need to get somewhere are themes I hear frequently. We are seekers. And personal transformation is high on the list for many. Yet, we are often unaware that we are reaching for something, even if it's self-growth. While ignoring what is happening right now within ourselves and around us, the present moment evades us.

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

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

Anger Is Vital Energy! Learn to Regulate and Express this Intense Emotion Effectively

July 28, 2022

You’d probably agree that anger issues are prevalent in today’s world. We don’t have to look far to see another systemic and social tragedy of uncontrolled anger in the news or on social media. But anger also affects our personal lives: arguing spouses, reactive parents, upset and stressed out bosses and co-workers. Perhaps, you’re feeling more angry than usual yourself.

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

3 Ways to Set Healthy Boundaries with Disrespectful Parents

July 19, 2022

From my perspective, there’s nothing more precious than the child-parent relationship. Yet, recently, I’ve seen a disturbing trend of disrespect and uncaring behavior disrupting this vital, foundational relationship.

The overwhelming response to my article, “How to Deal with a Disrespectful Grown Child,” opened a window into just how deep the wounds and disconnection are in our present culture. I’ve received scores of emails, numerous requests for parent coaching, and phone calls with pleas for help. And more recently, I’m receiving comments and emails from children burdened by emotionally [...]

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Kids' Screen Time and How It Affects Their Behavior

June 22, 2022

Nowadays, children have easy access to screens and technology that can dominate their daily lives. But as convenient as it is to put your child in front of an Xbox, computer game, or TV, have you ever wondered how screens affect early child development?

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting, Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Balancing Work and Family: How to Juggle with Ease

May 23, 2022

Is it possible to balance work and family? Or is work-life balance a myth, an unending and unachievable pursuit?

The average person spends roughly one-third of their life at work, with another one-third spent sleeping. That final chunk of time is all that’s left for everything in our personal lives. And each relationship and area directly and dramatically affect the whole.

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Posted in Business and Leadership, Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

How to Raise Children with Emotional Intelligence

May 06, 2022

Whether you're dealing with toddler tantrums, a middle-schooler's meltdown, or the emotional darts of a teen, one thing is clear: it is up to adults to be stable figures for children to build emotional intelligence. But what are the essential ingredients to ensure that you cultivate emotional development and social intelligence?Many parents I talk to have the mistaken idea that they must be perfect parents to be good parents. The opposite is true.

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting, Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Tired of Being Overweight? 5 Ways to Build Healthy Habits for Fitness and Weight Loss

May 05, 2022

If you’re unhappy with your weight, the chances are that you have developed unhealthy habits to go right alongside weight gain. And if you’re tired of being out of shape, then be encouraged because I will share with you tips for breaking bad habits. You’ll learn how to form healthy habits in record time using simple brain hacks combined with healthier choices. You can apply these strategies to lose weight or improve mental health, brain fitness, or work habits—they’ll work wherever you apply them!

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

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

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

The Growth Mindset versus Fixed Mindset: Learn How You Can Develop a Growth Mindset!

February 22, 2022

Can people change? The answer to this question largely depends on your mindset. According to researcher Carol Dweck, our perspective shapes whether we successfully achieve our goals or not.\

In her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Dweck identifies two points of view: the growth mindset and the fixed mindset. Her research suggests that whichever of these two categories we fall into largely determines what we can achieve in life.Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

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